Resources you can use:
To explore TRANSIT RESOURCES available on the web, follow the links below:
SMART Official web-site: http://www.sonomamarintrain.org/
Light Rail Now is a delightful introduction to recent progress in re-establishing urban rail transportation in this country and abroad. http://www.lightrailnow.org/home.htm
The Center for Transit-Oriented Development seeks to use transit investments to spur a new wave of development that improves housing affordability and choice, revitalizes downtowns and urban and suburban neighborhoods, and provides value capture and recapture for individuals, communities and transportation agencies. http://www.reconnectingamerica.org/html/TOD/index.htm
The Victoria Transport Policy Institute is an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative and practical solutions to transportation problems. It provides a variety of resources to help improve transportation planning and policy analysis. http://www.vtpi.org/
The Center for Transportation Excellence is a clearinghouse for information in support of quality transportation choices. It works to publicize the merits of transit and provides information supportive of public transportation initiatives and ballot measures. http://www.cfte.org/about.asp
The Transportation Research Board is one of the National Academies, and seeks to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research. It maintains indices of nationwide research activity. http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=3946
The American Public Transportation Association is composed of transit operators, suppliers, and support organizations. It conducts research, holds conferences, and engages in legislative advocacy from its Washington offices. http://www.apta.com/about/profile.cfm
The Transportation Education & Defense Fund promotes cost-effective transit, smart growth, and market-based pricing as fiscally and environmentally preferable responses to traffic congestion. http://www.transdef.org///index.html
For the history of Northwestern Pacific Railroad and other rail services in Marin and Sonoma Counties, consult the following
Web-site for the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society.
Fred Codoni and Paul Trimble recently published a history of the railroad.
Riding the Railroad in Marin County--a photo album from 1900