SMART needs to release ridership numbers

When talking about ridership, the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District focuses on impressive aggregate numbers: Its trains have carried more than 1.6 million passengers since the service started a little more than a year ago.

Getting details about that number has been more challenging, as SMART, a public agency supported by tax dollars, has refused repeated requests for more precise ridership numbers.

News outlets, the Marin IJ and the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat among them, have repeatedly asked for daily and weekly ridership counts only to be denied those numbers.

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View Original Publication: Marin Independent Journal