SMART Train officials seek more federal funds

December 8, 2012 1:02:59 PM PST
Officials for the proposed Sonoma-Marin Rail Transit Project -- or 'SMART' Train -- are looking to get an additional $6.6 million in federal funding to buy more train cars.

The SMART train is committed to go to Cloverdale and Larkspur, but officials say beyond that more rail cars would be needed to carry the commuter load.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports money for the cars would come out of the budget for pedestrian and bicycle paths.

Bicycle advocates say it would take away about two-thirds of their federal funding, setting back plans to build new paths another five years.