SMART train to include San Rafael station

January 20, 2011 1:36:01 AM PST
The SMART train commuter rail line in the North Bay will include a station in San Rafael.

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit Board approved the station on Wednesday. The plan is to create rail service from downtown San Rafael to Santa Rosa. That project would begin in three years.

Other plans, including a link to the Larkspur Ferry Terminal would come later.

As for funding, the board has yet to figure out how to cover an estimated $350 million budget shortfall.