In response to community concerns about noise the San Rafael and Novato City Councils have established a Quiet Zone effective immediately.


San Rafael PD to Step-up Enforcement at Railroad Crossings

Posted on May 31, 2017

The San Rafael Police Department will be stepping up traffic enforcement at railroad crossings beginning the week of May 29th, 2017 in an effort to increase safety awareness. The traffic enforcement efforts are being made after SMART employees and members of the San Rafael Police Department noticed numerous motorists disobeying the posted regulatory signs and … Continued

San Rafael warnings to youth: ‘trains are going, horns are not’

Posted on May 17, 2017

A mini “flash mob” of San Rafael and Novato parents, and school board and city council members took to the streets Friday to warn students to be alert on the first day of the new quiet zone for SMART trains. “The trains are going, the horns are not,” said San Rafael Councilwoman Kate Colin, who … Continued

VIDEO: Police Advise Caution At Crossings During New SMART Train Testing

Posted on May 15, 2017

SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — San Rafael police are advising motorists to use caution at railroad crossings now that the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District begins testing its passenger service schedule Friday between Santa Rosa and San Rafael. The tests mean the train’s horn will not sound at crossings in Marin County unless there is … Continued

Train horn will not blow

Posted on May 12, 2017

Starting Friday, May 12, please be aware that the train horn will not sound at railroad crossings in San Rafael and Novato, unless there is an emergency or when leaving a station. We urge you to be alert and aware at all crossings. Drivers should never stop on the tracks. Never walk on the tracks, … Continued

San Rafael and Novato City Councils to Hold Special Joint Study Session on SMART Quiet Zone

Posted on May 6, 2017

On May 10 at 7 p.m., the San Rafael and the Novato City Councils will hold a joint study session to discuss SMART Quiet Zones, including community outreach and the timing of the Quiet Zone establishment. This joint session follows the City of San Rafael’s filing of a Notice of Establishment on April 20. The … Continued
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