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Fairfax-San Rafael Transit Corridor Study

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The Fairfax-San Anselmo-San Rafael corridor is one of the most important and busiest transportation corridors in Marin County. Its main streets are major roadways, pedestrian-friendly shopping districts and serve major transit service nodes including the San Rafael Transit Center, and the busy stop at the San Anselmo Hub. To meet population growth demands and to better integrate transit service in this corridor to the future SMART commuter rail service, this study was conducted to identify additional transit options.

TAM served as the project manager for the Transit Corridor Feasibility Study, in partnership with local jurisdictions and agencies, including the County of Marin, the towns of Fairfax, San Anselmo and the City of San Rafael, and three transit operators: Marin Transit, Golden Gate Transit and SMART.

The Transit Corridor Study identifies two potential alternatives for future consideration, a low cost, primarily local bus or limited stop service improvements, and high cost, bus rapid transit or streetcar, series of improvements. The work conducted on this study informed transit service expansion in the corridor conducted by Marin Transit in the summer of 2016 as part of its service increase systemwide.

Funding for this study was provided  by the TAM Board of Commissioners in its allocation of One Bay Area Grant funds during Cycle 1. Approximately $150,000 in Priority Development Area Planning Grants were used to complete this study.