SMART 2023 Annual Fundraiser – October 25, 2023
A big thank you to our event hosts and sponsors!
2023 JoAnn Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award
Congratulations to Glenda Marsh! The recipient of this year’s 2023 JoAnn Fuller Volunteer of the Year Award. Watch the announcement below.
You Can Still Donate to SMART!
Make an On-line donation here: https://givebutter.com/SMART2023
Mail donation by check to: Director of Business Operations, Valley Vision ftb of SMART, 3400 3rd Ave, Sacramento, CA 95817
September 27, 2023 SMART Forum
April 19, 2023 SMART General Meeting
SMART and the Sacramento Regional Rail Working Group (SRRWG) jointly hosted an online Zoom presentation on Wed, April 19, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. on the future of intercity passenger rail in Northern California. Speakers from the Capitol Corridor, San Joaquin, and ACE rail agencies providde updates on recent developments and plans for future expansion of their service, and Rob Padgette, CCJPA Managing Director, presented a summary of state and federal funding opportunities.
Presentations linked here:
January 18, 2023 SMART General Meeting
Our guest speaker was Dr. Na’amah Razon, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Razon spoke about her research investigating how transportation insecurity impacts dialysis outcomes and patients’ quality of life with the goal of developing a model to address transportation insecurity.
See Dr. Razon’s presentation here.
November 14 SMART 2nd Annual Fundraiser
Thank you to our Event Hosts and Sponsors!
CANCELLED – This event was cancelled.
Hear from Sacramento City Council and Sacramento County Board of Supervisors candidates about how they envision our region’s transit future.
July 1, 2022 Happy Hour Mixer at New Helvetia Brewery
June 15, 2022 at 4PM General Meeting
May 17, 2022 Candidate Forum 2022
April 20, 2022 General Meeting
Our guest speakers Jim Allison and Dan Leavitt told us about rail projects in the Sacramento Region. Here is the presentation on Capitol Corridor’s Systemwide Capital Program. Additionally, here are the slides for the Valley Rail update about projects and progress on bringing new intercity rail service to Sacramento and the region.
March 16, 2022 General Meeting
Casey Courtright, Senior Manager in Revenue and Analytics of the Sacramento Regional Transit District, was the guest speaker for this month’s meeting. Check out this presentation to learn more about family budgets and how it impacts transportation accessibility.
February 16, 2022 General Meeting
We welcomed West Sacramento Mayor Martha Guerrero and West Sacramento City Council Member Chris Ledesma who shared the West Side Story of the vision for the future of transit and transportation in West Sacramento.
January 19 General Meeting
November 17 General Meeting
November 3 Fall Reception for SMART
October 20 General Meeting
We had a presentation from SPIN Electric Scooter Share in Sacramento and what the future holds for this unique first/last mile connection to transit and rail service.
September 15 General Meeting
Mass transit provider meets congested travel corridor. Presentation link.
Speaker: Andy Furillo, member of Yolo County Transportation District Citizen Advisory Committee and Yolo Mobility
What do advocates envision for transit’s role in a CalTrans project, administered by Yolo CTD under a grant from SACOG no less, to decongest and improve transportation through Davis and the Causeway? Strange bedfellows? Let’s find out!
August 18 General Meeting
Local funding prospects and state-level transportation policies will be addressed with an update from Mr. Henry Li (SacRT CEO) and Ms. Nailah Pope-Hardin (California Climate Plan coalition) will share what the CA Transportation Agency’s transportation policy says about equity in transportation access.
SMART Summer Picnic
Take a look at photos from our most recent summer picnic where we welcomed back and reconnected with our transit and rail supporters and our allies. We hope you can join us at the next event!
No General Meeting in June.
May 19 General Meeting
Topic: Local transit and rail advocacy groups share their perspective, and objectives, for high quality transit and rail service in our region and communities. Moderator: Leah Barrett, 50 Corridor TMA
Our Panelists were:
- Tamie Dramer, Executive Director, Organize Sacramento
- Mike Costa (invited), City of Elk Grove
- Joe Bolte, Yolo Mobility
- Glenda Marsh, Steering Committee, Sacramento Metro Advocates for Rail and Transit
- Steve Cohn, Chair, Sacramento Regional Rail Working Group