Sonoma County Transportation & Land Use Coalition





SCTA  The Sonoma County Transportation Authority was formed as a result of legislation passed in 1990. The SCTA serves as the coordinating and advocacy agency for transportation funding for Sonoma County, an amount of approximately $60,000,000 annually.

The SCTA is governed by a twelve member Board of Directors. Nine of these members are chosen from the Councils of the nine incorporated cities or towns, and three are chosen from the County Board of Supervisors. The Authority holds public meetings on the second Monday (except holidays) of each month at the Sonoma County Planning Commission hearing room in Santa Rosa.

SMART.  Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit. The agency responsible for building and operating rail transit in Marin and Sonoma counties.

MTC  The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has many publications and reports available. It is especially useful for travel and transportation data for the region.

One report, Moving Costs, contains a summary of the budget process.Citizen's Guide to "Transportation Financese" contains a summary of much of the jargon. To reach it directly, click .

Caltrans The very large organization responsible primarily for the State's highways.



AB 2224 was the legislation carried by Joe Nation that created SMART. To see Chapter 8, Service Districts, click here.