February 15, 2008


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008, at 10:00 a.m.

Board Room, Administration Building, Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, San Francisco, CA


MEMBERS: Chair Eddie; Vice Chair Reilly; Directors Ammiano, Boro, Hernández, Middlebrook and Stroeh; President Moylan (Ex Officio)



Status Report from Board Appointee(s) on Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Board

White Paper Table of Contents

White Paper Introduction

White Paper No. 1 - SMART Travel in the 21st Century

White Paper No. 2 - Climate Change and SMART

White Paper No. 3 - Alternatives for the NWP Corridor

White Paper No. 4 - Why Not Pave the Tracks?

White Paper No. 5 - SMART's Rail Vehicles

White Paper No. 6 - SMART's Clean Diesel Trains

White Paper No. 7 - Air Quality (Coming Soon)

White Paper No. 8 - SMART is Both Rail and Train

White Paper No. 9 - SMART Shuttles

White Paper No. 10 - Connecting SMART with Existing North Bay Transit (Coming Soon)

White Paper No. 11 - Park and Ride

White Paper No. 12 - SMART Station Planning (Coming Soon)

White Paper No. 13 - Two-way Track Operation (Coming Soon)

White Paper No. 14 - Competitive Contracting of SMART Operations

White Paper No. 15 - Quiet Zones

White Paper No. 16 - Traveling Safely in the North Bay

White Paper No. 17 - Downtown Traffic and SMART

White Paper No. 18 - SMART's Financial Planning (Coming Soon)

3. Status Report on Engineering Projects
4. Public Comment: Refer to the Public Comment Note Below
5. Adjournment


/s/ Janet S. Tarantino, Secretary of the District

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