logo120gifnwpmapThe resumption of freight train service between Sonoma and Napa Counties could be as close as six weeks away, but there are still a few obstacles remaining.

StognerMitch Stogner

Negotiations with SMART, the planned commuter rail service that will share the tracks between Cloverdale and Ignacio, have been underway for some time. It's not legally essential for a new agreement to be in place before the first freight trains resume running, says North Coast Railroad Authority Director Mitch Stogner,but it is certainly desirable.

Whenever the freight trains do actually resume running, NWP president John Williams says there is a lot of business waiting to get on board.


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