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Well, the first DMU cars for SMART are on the property, and were officially presented today for public inspection and guided tours at the Cotati station. A grand affair, well-attended by public representatives big and small; local mayors, city council members, county supervisors, transportation committee, safety officials, state elected officers, Congressmen Mike Thompson and Jared Huffman, and of course SMART directors, managers and employees. Also present were representatives of major vendors and contractors to SMART with exhibits and handouts, including Nippon Sharyo (carbuilder), Sumitomo Corp. (of America), LTK (Signalling), Shimmick Construction (bridges) and Stacey and Witbeck-Herzog (construction).
Under the threat of brief rainfall, the catered affair attracted members of the news media, printed press, and railfans. Here are some candid photos of the exhibits, media circus and some attendees: