SMART

Pictured: Matthew Service, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Pioneer Lines (left); and Eddy Cumins, General Manager, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit

People News: Pioneer Lines, SMART

Pioneer Lines has named Matthew Service Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. In addition, California’s Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) has appointed Eddy Cumins General Manager, succeeding Farhad Mansourian.

SMART Adds Freight to its Service Mix

Northern California’s Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) has assumed freight operations and common carrier duties from Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company in Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties, after acquiring right-of-way from the North Coast Railroad Authority.

SMART will have new president May 1

One of the largest rail labor unions—the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART)—will have a new president May 1 upon the unexpected retirement April 30 of SMART General President Joseph J. Nigro.

SMART CFO: Project fiscally sound

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) service “is two years away from the start of passenger service between the Sonoma County Airport and downtown San Rafael” in northern California, and the project “is on solid financial footing,” according to SMART Chief Financial Officer Erin McGrath.