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

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

Posted on May 15, 2017

CBS Video

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 an emergency, the SMART District said.

Residents along the 43-mile line have complained about the loudness of the horn during rail car, crossing gate and train control systems testing since late last year.

The Novato, San Rafael and Petaluma city councils have approved quiet zones prohibiting sounding the horns at crossings in their jurisdictions… READ MORE

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