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SMART trains to begin North Bay service Aug. 25

A nearly decadelong wait for the SMART train, a rail service for North Bay commuters, is almost over. Starting next Friday, trains will carry passengers between Sonoma and San Rafael. Federal railroad officials gave their stamp of approval to the Bay Area’s newest transit system late Wednesday, and Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit officials are eager to start rolling. “We’ve been ready to go for a few weeks now,” said Farhad Mansourian, SMART’s general manager.
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