Managed Operations, O&M plan, integration with freight, state and federal coordination


SMART (Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District) is a recently established 43-mile FRA-compliant DMU railroad passenger service in the US 101 corridor, linking the largest communities of Sonoma and Marin Counties, and with San Francisco through connecting ferry and bus services. Assignments with this project began during its earliest stages as a member of the team providing rail systems planning and on-call engineering, refining proposals for rail passenger service between San Rafael, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, and Cloverdale, on an existing publicly-owned railroad line. The focus was on mode and vehicle selection, service concepts, integration with local and regional bus systems, and maintenance facility siting and planning.

With approval of sales tax referendum to fund the project, was seconded to SMART as Interim Operations Manager, responsible for representing the operational requirements in the design/build phase. Highlights included:

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