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County shifts $6.6 million to SMART

Sonoma County transit officials Monday agreed to give $6.6 million that would have gone for bicycle and pedestrian projects to the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District to buy additional cars.

SMART buying used drawbridge to replace Petaluma span

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit officials intend to buy a used drawbridge in Texas to replace the 99-year-old swing bridge over the Petaluma River. It would cost $20 million to rehab the aging structure and possibly an additional $30 million to replace it in 20 years. Instead, SMART says the used bridge from Texas will cost $20 million and last more than 75 years.