COVID-19

COVID-19 Information

Cleaning Protocols and Enhanced Sanitation Methods

SMART is proudly providing essential public transit service to the North Bay. Our trains are cleaned twice daily to ensure that SMART is a clean and comfortable way to travel. View the full presentation on SMART's Enhanced Cleaning Protocols.

Airflow On Board the SMART Trains

SMART has implemented multiple measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Each of our trains have 2 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) units. Each unit pulls in 25% of its air supply from outside (fresh air) and 75% of its air from the inside (filtered air). This air is mixed and released throughout the train car through overhead vents.

SMART’s HVAC units replace the air in the car with the mix of filtered and fresh air roughly every 1 and a half minutes. Every 5 and a half minutes, the air in the car is entirely replaced with fresh air.

Air filters on board trains have been upgraded to fit the new expert recommendations, to provide our passengers with the most comfortable experience.

Electrostaic Santitation System Introduced to Fight the Spread of COVID-19

SMART's Vehicle Maintenance Team has introduced an electrostatic sanitation system, which offers another level of surface disinfection, to our twice daily cleaning protocols. The system applies a disinfectant that is CDC-approved and EPA- registered against COVID-19. The electrostatic application system positively charges droplets of liquid that naturally seek out surfaces with a negative or neutral charge to adhere to. Just like magnets, they are drawn to each other and attach when one surface is more positively charged than the other. Adding another level of disinfection ensures exposed surfaces on the train cars are frequently and comprehensively disinfected on a daily basis. This new tool is now a permanent addition to SMART’s enhanced cleaning protocols.

Passengers are required to wear a facial covering on board the SMART train

Passengers are required to wear a facial covering while on board SMART trains and at station platforms, per local public health orders for Marin and Sonoma counties, and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

SMART's Social Distancing Protocol

SMART has implemented the best practices for social distancing, as outlined in our Social Distancing Protocol.