Construction Updates

SMART Larkspur Extension Project

SMART has secured funding for construction of a rail extension from Downtown San Rafael to Larkspur.  Funding comes from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Capital Investment Grant Program, The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ), and Regional Measure 2 Bridge Toll funds.  This 2.2 mile extension will provide a regional connection with the Golden Gate Ferry to access San Francisco.  The project includes a terminal station in Larkspur, three bridges and utilizes the recently (2010) rehabilitated Cal Park Tunnel that connects San Rafael and Larkspur. For more information about the Larkspur Extension Project - call the Larkspur Extension Project Hotline: 800-959-8660.


Beginning on Monday, February 26, Andersen Drive in San Rafael will be closed from Du Bois St. to Francisco Blvd. to facilitate the construction of the Andersen Drive railroad crossing, as a part of SMART's construction of the Larkspur rail extension. Andersen Drive will be closed for approximately 3 months, with the road being closed 24/7. Access to local busniesses will be maintained off of Du Bois St.


SMART Pathway Construction

SMART continues to advance the north-south pathway network that was conceived early in the SMART Project that consists of pathway in the SMART right-of-way, existing pathways, on-street bikeways and paths that were built, or planned to be built by others.  This is documented in the 2006 SMART Project Environmental Impact Report (EIR). 

In 2017, SMART plans to construct segments of paths in San Rafael, connecting the Civic Center station, Novato to provide connection to the North Novato and Downtown Stations and Cotati linking the station to areas to the south.  Design will begin on other segments of pathway, such as the segment from Payran Street to South Point Boulevard in Petaluma.