Hey, Californians! There's a new commuter train in town! And it's SMART. The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit - SMART train - starts service this Friday, August 25, 2017. Free rides are offered opening day on their route between Marin's downtown San Rafael and Sonoma's Santa Rosa Airport. Stops in-between include Marin's Civic Center, Novato at Hamilton and San Marin Drive, Petaluma, Cotati, and Rohnert Park. For more information and schedule for opening day and beyond, click here.
A route I'm considering on opening day is the 2:29 p.m. departure from downtown San Rafael or the 2:35 p.m. departure from San Rafael Civic Center, arriving to Petaluma at 3 p.m. The return from Petaluma leaves for San Rafael at 3:52 p.m. or 7:59 p.m.