SMART Timeline

Date Description
1988 Wilsonville Innovative Transportation Association successfully petitions TriMet to withdraw and form an independent city-owned transit system.
1989 Contractual service agreement granted to Buck Ambulance Service; Door–to-door service begins.
1991  First passenger van purchased and drivers hired. Wilsonville Area Rapid Transit (WART) provides “next day” service and is free to riders.
1992 Ridership grows. City maintenance department recognized for refurbishing GMC buses. 
1993 First fixed routes begin to major employer sites from Oregon City, Tualatin and Barbur Blvd Transit Center.
1994 WART (Wilsonville Area Rapid Transit) becomes SMART (South Metro Area Rapid Transit).
1995 SMART enhances service: adds City Hall to route # 203 where it meets with TriMet # 96. New #204 “Crosstown Shuttle” begins.
1996 New shelter and transit center opens at City Hall. 
ADA (American with Disabilities Act) plan completed and implemented. 
Midday service added to route # 204
1997 Three, low-floor, 30 passenger buses added to fleet. 
Salem route #1X service begins 
European commuter train makes demonstration run from Wilsonville to Beaverton
1998 SMART adds more Dial-A-Ride service to Charbonneau District.
1999 Washington County Commuter Rail Study Phase II completed 
SMART ridership growth continues, additional trips added to routes.
2002 The SMART Options program begins helping employers promote commuter benefits to employees. 
2003 Route 205 begins service to Canby.
2005 SMART ART on the bus program talks with over 250 Wilsonville students about Transportation Options.
2006 The Walk SMART program logs over a billion steps and 1,000 participants.
2007 Construction at the new Multi-modal Wilsonville Station begins. Brush is cleared for the park and ride lot, concrete is poured for the Commuter Rail platform.
2008 SMART administrative offices move to north Wilsonville to join the bus fleet and maintenance facility on Elligsen Rd.
2009 January 12th, SMART changes bus routes and expands service for WES commuter rail.  All routes now transfer at SMART Central at Wilsonville Station.
2010 August 2010 - ARRA funded projects complete;
    Transit Operator break-room & plublic restrooms
    Community Landmark Clock Tower
    Transit Amenities 
2011 SMART  Operations Center (fleet and administration facilities) Design phase underway, Connect Oregon III grant approved, construction slated for completion in November 2012.
2012 August 2012 - Hosts first Wilsonville Sunday Streets event.
2013 The newly constructed SMART Operations Center and Fleet Facility opens January 2013 at 28879 SW Boberg Road.
2014 The City of Wilsonville begins the process of updating its Transit Master Plan to include a 20 year projection of service and projects.

2015 SMART added two 40’ diesel-electric hybrid buses to the fleet. These buses were funded by a federal Clean Fuels grant.