SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — The Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit District in California remains on track to debut in the bond market this spring, but the limits of the sales tax it relies on for funding will limit the scope of the rail transit line it plans to build, its board of directors learned here last week at a workshop.

The district’s financing capacity remains about $100 million short of the estimated cost to build what is already a truncated version of the transit line promised to voters, its staff told the board Thursday.

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