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If anything - SMART is adding to the Climate Emergency !

From the increased Traffic Congestion in San Rafael and Adjacent Freeway spill-over.
( Relative to the miniscule amount of cars, 126,  it takes off the HWY101 commute).

Only 2/3 of SMART's Round Trips are at peak, ( 5:45-8:45am and 3:55-7:30pm).
Clipper and APP data tells us that WeekDay Roundtrips are only 1,026 .
APTA says only 42% of Train Rides come from Displaced Single Occupant Vehicles so its 1,026 x 2/3 x 42%
= 287 ex-car riders now commuting by train.
The average train journey is 20 miles ( out of the 45.4 miles from Santa Rosa Airport to San Rafael)
then the average effect of SMART at any point on HWY101 is 287 x 20/45.4 = 126
So SMART takes only 126 cars off HWY101 ( at all points between Santa Rosa Airport and San Rafael) during the weekday commute.
  How does SMART compare to other single track Train Systems?

One freeway lane transmits 2,400 cars in one peak hour, 3 lanes is 7,200 and during the 3 hour commute that's 7,200 x 3 = 21,600.
So SMART can reduce the commute by (126 / 21,600) that's 0.58% of cars on the freeway!

And each RoundTrip is Subsidised $124 .

In 2018 we spent $39,254 on each of the 1,026 weekday commuters!!

With LARKSPUR and the new Schedule, SMART predicts just 231 more roundtrips.
Farebox Revenue:- might go from $4,025,111(in 2018) to about $4.8m
Giving :
Operating revenues:- $4.8m
Operating expenses:- $48m to $54m
                    [ it was $44m in 2018 but this will considerably increase with Larkspur + Windsor + 6 trains vs 4 + four extra trips ]
Operating loss:- ($43.2m to $49.2m) [ it was $40m in 2018]
Sales Tax Revenue:- was $37m, minus Capital Expense , minus Interest, -- left $30m --
so $13.2m to $19.2m ASSISTANCE ( in addition to Sales Tax) will STILL be required annually to pay off the Operating Loss.


Just think what a difference $1 BILLION(the cost of SMART by 2029) could do for Traffic Congestion Relief compared to just taking 126 cars off the HWY101 commute.
Making little difference to the 21,600 cars passing thru HWY101 during the 3 hour commute.
Yet adding to the congestion when it stops traffic in San Rafael every 16 minutes !


Households in Sonoma: 190,058
SMARTís Sales Tax Income (FY 2018) = $37.8m
Sonomaís Share ( not Marin) = 63.4% = $23.97m
= 23.97m/190,058 = $126 per Household in 2018
over 20 years = $2,520 average per household
over 50 years = $10,500 average per household ( $8,000 from another $1.4 Billion in Sales Tax over 30 years)
The poor pay over 10% of their income to SALES TAX compared to 5.4% for the rich. = REGRESSIVE

Households in Marin: 103,882
SMARTís Sales Tax Income (FY 2018) = $37.8m ($2.4m extra funds paid up the operating expenses of 44,300,037)
Marinís Share ( not Sonoma) = 36.6% = $13.83m
= $133 per Household in 2018
over 20 years = $2,664 average per household
over 50 years = $9,006 average per household ( $6,342 from another $1.4 Billion in Sales Tax over 30 years)
The poor pay over 10% of their income to SALES TAX compared to 5.4% for the rich. = REGRESSIVE

WeekDay Boardings Count if 14 Trains had 3 Cars
http://www.marininfo.org/SMART/Latest/SMART_Boardings_per_Day_from_SPREADSHEET2.htm

Ridership from Clipper and APP data and calculation of SUBSIDY:-
http://www.marininfo.org/SMART/Latest/SMART_Ridership_Weekdays_separate_from_Weekends.htm

SOURCE:
http://sonomamarintrain.org/RidershipReports
http://sonomamarintrain.org/sites/default/files/Ridership%20Reports/SMART%20Ridership%20Counts%20for%20Web.pdf
http://sonomamarintrain.org/sites/default/files/Ridership%20Reports/January_8_2020_%20Staff%20Report_Ridership.pdf



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