Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) approved a list of rail and pathway projects connecting SMART stations totaling $21.4 million.
SMART plans to use the funds for $60-80 million in construction grants. Recommendations in the Capital Improvement Plan include two rail projects, advancing all remaining pathway projects to shovel-ready status, and making crossing safety enhancements to several existing pathway projects as part of the Sonoma County Gap Closure Project. The project includes Santa Rosa to Rohnert Park and Penngrove to Petaluma, a $13.5 million investment, scheduled to be constructed in 2022/23.
The Healdsburg Bridge over the Russian River, south of Healdsburg and $2 million investment for The Petaluma 2nd Station at Corona Road in North Petaluma.
SMART is working with the City of Petaluma, Petaluma Transit, and affordable housing developer Danco Communities to submit a joint application to the state’s affordable housing sustainable communities program to fund the Petaluma North Station at Corona Rd. in Petaluma.