Jennings Avenue Railway Crossing

Railroad track and trees

Jennings Avenue Rail Crossing Community Meeting 
March 2, 2023 

The City of Santa Rosa and the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) hosted a hybrid community meeting on Thursday, March 2 to discuss options for a pedestrian rail crossing at Jennings Avenue and alternate routes. 

Thank you for providing your input by completing the online feedback form. The feedback form that closed end of day March 9, 2023.

If you were unable to attend the community meeting on March 2, please watch the recorded meeting.

March 2, 2023 Community Meeting Replay


California Public Utilities Approval

In September 2016, the California Public Utilities Commission approved the City's application to construct an at-grade pedestrian and bicycle crossing where Jennings Avenue meets the SMART railway line. A second extension was approved by the commission in 2021. Construction at the pedestrian crossing is currently on hold.

Pedestrian Rail Crossing is on Hold Until Further Notice

The city had proposed an at-grade crossing that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and would include appropriate warning devices in compliance with Federal and State regulations. It would include gate arms, gate arm skirts, bells, and lights that are activated when a train is approaching, exit swing gates, and channelizing fencing, as well as path connects to the SMART multi-use path on the east side of the railway.

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