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Comment by Richard C. Brand on May 13, 2019 at 6:06pm

Richard:

You wrote: "But if the State wants to fund a feasibility study. Isn't it the right thing to do talk to the owners?"

The state has already funded the feasibility study that was presented by SMART Staff at the last SMART BoD meeting.  It's available on the SMART w-site as a part of the May 1 meeting.

Richard B. 

Comment by Jennifer on May 13, 2019 at 2:32pm

Thanks for your comment Richard.  What you shared sounds good to me.

As far as the editorial, considering the source, it looks pretty positive to me.  I think the commute shortcomings were addressed in a forthright and helpful way.

Personally, I'm all for it.  I see no reason not to fully extend the project to it northern goal and to the terminal in Larkspur.  As far as the run to Suisun, absolutely.  I'd like to see it.  I was blessed with one Suisun-Sears Pt. trip a few years back which I really appreciate; conversely spent many an unhappy hour on 37 over the years, ha ha .  As far as funding, politics etc., I don't know, but  If I still lived in the area I'd support whatever measures get the trains rolling. 

Comment by Richard Sotelo on May 13, 2019 at 1:30pm

  Smart has said that not a penny of amendment Q's money will go towards this project. Smart has also said many times that the full system from Larkspur to Cloverdale will be built before entertaining any expansion in any direction. Please also note that Smart owns the 2/3s of the Right of Way from Novato to Suisun. No Smart trains run on this right of way. But if the State wants to fund a feasibility study. Isn't it the right thing to do talk to the owners?

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