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Atherton Avenue and Hamilton set as rail stations; downtown loses out – Marin Independent Journal
Tuesday 14 Apr 2009, 10:57
Filed under: Marin, Northwestern Pacific Railroad, Novato, Railroad, SMART

Atherton Avenue and Hamilton set as rail stations; downtown loses out – Marin Independent Journal.

Hamilton and Atherton Avenue will be Novato’s stops for Sonoma-to-Marin commuter rail service set to begin in 2014.

The City Council voted Tuesday night to recommend the sites to the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit Board of Directors. A downtown Novato station at Grant Avenue was also under consideration, but was passed over.

The Hamilton site, with a high residential area and commercial space, was a slam dunk and was approved unanimously.

But the decision between Atherton Avenue, which would serve Fireman’s Fund and other businesses, and downtown was more difficult.

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So, Novato fights rail tooth and nail, wasting as much as a million and a half in taxpayer money for no reason other than to obtain leverage to get from the NCRA what SMART promised to begin with (low noise crossing signals and trackside landscaping) and now months later is lobbying for additional stations! Go figure! When will the voters wise up and put an end to this sort of BS?

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