SMART train tries to get it right

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit Authority is tying some larger loose ends as it approaches its March vote, asking Marin and Sonoma county taxpayers to renew the sales tax that launched the service and is needed to keep it running.

Voters gave a green light to SMART in 2008 when a super-majority of voters from both counties endorsed Measure Q, a quarter-cent sales tax increase.

Soon after, SMART’s funding shortfall became clear and its leaders had to scale back its plan, dividing its Larkspur-to-Cloverdale plans into phases and reducing its promised rate of daily service.

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View Original Publication: Marin Independent Journal