Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Geotechnical Survey


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit Commission
Document Title
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Geotechnical Survey
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is currently evaluating options for rehabilitation or replacement of existing rail bridges over the Gallinas Creek, Petaluma River, and Russian River as part of a plan to provide passenger rail service between Cloverdale and Larkspur. The project consists of geotechnical surveys (vertical borings) to support engineering and design of bridge structures. The borings will be completed using either a drill rig mounted on the exisitng railroad tracks or a floating barge. A total of 15 borings will be completed: Sven at Gallinas Creek and Russian River and one at Petaluma River.

Contact Information
John A. Lackey
Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit District
490 Mendocino Avenue, Suite 102
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

707 521-0700


Santa Rosa San Rafael Petaluma Healdsburg
Sonoma Marin

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306 - Class 6
Reasons for Exemption
Basic data collection and research, such as geotechnical exploration.
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