SMART Offers Free Rides From Spring To Summer

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SMART Train to commence with passenger rides starting in the spring 2017. Great news! The period of free rides aboard trains operated by the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit authority will run through July 4 under the policy adopted Wednesday by the agency’s board of directors. After that, passengers will pay half the normal fare rate through Labor Day.

Directors in July approved a $3.50 base fare and $2 charge for each zone line crossed, which equates to an average overall fare of $5.25 with discounts factored in. Without discounts, the average fare is $7.50. A one-way trip from Santa Rosa to San Rafael will cost $9.50, or $19 round-trip without discounts.