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San Mateo County HWY 101 Managed Lanes Project - Community Meetings

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority, along with Caltrans and the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG), will be hosting two public community meetings to present a proposed Managed Lanes Project on U.S. 101 in Northern Santa Clara County and San Mateo
Transit District to Livestream All Board Meetings

In an effort to increase public access to meetings and to keep riders better informed, the Board of Directors meetings for SamTrans , Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority will begin live-streaming its meetings this week. The meetings will be live-streamed by a cloud-based
Transportation Authority Seeks Community Volunteers

  The San Mateo County Transportation Authority is soliciting applications for its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC is a 15-member volunteer group who serve in an advisory capacity to the Transportation Authority’s Board of Directors, providing valuable input on the projects and programs in
New Shuttles to Serve Commuters throughout San Mateo County

In order to better serve the mobility needs of San Mateo County, the Transportation Authority is helping to fund five new shuttle routes with Measure A Local Shuttle Program funds to better serve high-traffic corridors around the county, with a sixth to begin service in
Transportation Authority Swears in Members, Elects Officers

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA) swore in four directors at its January Board of Directors meeting. The TA also elected its chair and vice-chair for this year. Three of the directors were reappointed after previously serving on the TA Board, and one other
Transportation Authority Seeks Community Volunteers

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority is extending the recruitment period for its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC is a 15-member volunteer group who serve in an advisory capacity to the Transportation Authority’s Board of Directors. Interested persons can download an application or apply
Transportation Authority Passes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017

  The San Mateo County Transportation Authority’s (TA) Board of Directors unanimously approved a 102.5 million budget for the 2017 Fiscal Year, which begins July 1. The budget, which was approved at the TA’s regular board meeting Thursday evening, includes 30.7 million to address congestion
Transportation Authority Approves Funding for Shuttle Projects

  The San Mateo County Transportation Authority’s (TA) Board of Directors unanimously approved the allocation of more than 8 million to fund three dozen shuttles on the Peninsula. The TA allocates Measure A funds for local shuttle services that provide access to regional transit and/or
Open Letter from CEO Jim Hartnett

One year ago, I was given the honor and responsibility of leading the transportation businesses that make up the San Mateo County Transit District. The last year has provided me with the opportunity to meet the riders, employers and residents who depend on these services
Transportation Authority Seeks Community Volunteers

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority is soliciting applications for its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC is a 15-member volunteer group who serve in an advisory capacity to the Transportation Authority’s Board of Directors, providing valuable input on the projects and programs in the
Transit District Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

The San Mateo County Transit District announced today the hiring of Ilia (Eli) Kay as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kay has 20 years of financial management and accounting experience. Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Chicago Skyway and Indiana Toll Road Concessions,
Transportation Authority and C/CAG Announce Shuttle Program Call for Projects

  The San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA), along with the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG), have announced the release of the call for projects for the San Mateo County Shuttle Program, with up to 10 million available in funds over
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Transportation Authority Announces Call for Pedestrian and Bicycle Projects

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority is announcing the release of the 2015 Measure A Pedestrian and Bicycle Program Call for Projects.  The goal of the program is to provide funding for the development and construction of pedestrian and bicycle facilities in the county. Up
Audio Recordings of District Board Meetings Now Available Online

  Audio recordings of the SamTrans, Caltrain and San Mateo County Transportation Authority’s monthly board meetings are now available online. The three transportation agencies, which are collectively managed by the San Mateo County Transit District, are now providing audio recordings of their respective board meetings
New Faces Join Transit District Executive Team

The San Mateo County Transit District is evolving to meet the changing needs of its customers and the communities it serves by bringing a new perspective to the agency’s executive management team. In September, Michelle Bouchard was appointed Chief Operating Officer, Rail, and in October,
Transit District Chief Announces New Organizational Structure

  General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Jim Hartnett today announced a restructuring of the executive management team at SamTrans, which also has administrative responsibilities for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. The move is intended to improve the operating efficiency of all
District Agencies Pass Proclamations Recognizing Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act

  The respective boards for SamTrans, Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority unanimously passed proclamations this week recognizing the 25 th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The three transportation agencies, which are collectively managed by the San Mateo
New Board Member Welcomed by Transportation Authority

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority Board welcomed Cameron Johnson as its newest member at its meeting yesterday.   The City Selection Committee elected Johnson, Vice Mayor of San Carlos, to fill the South County seat vacated by Redwood City Vice Mayor Rosanne Foust.  
San Mateo County Transit District Rolls Out Video Introduction Of New CEO

The San Mateo County Transit District’s new General Manager/CEO Jim Hartnett is featured in an on-camera introduction being released today. In this video he reflects on the major issues and demands on the agency as he comes aboard to steer SamTrans, Caltrain and the TA
Transportation Authority Announces an Upcoming Call for Highway Projects

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority is announcing an upcoming Call for Projects for the Measure A Highway Program.  The goal of the program is to fund highway and roadway projects which reduce congestion and improve safety on commute corridors.  Up to 125 million may
Transportation Authority Soliciting Interest on Potential Highway Projects

  The San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA) is reaching out to gather interest in any potential highway projects that could be funded by Measure A. The TA is responsible for administering Measure A, the half-cent sales tax in San Mateo County that is used
San Mateo County Transit District Names Jim Hartnett As New GM; Will Lead SMCTA, Caltrain and SamTrans

  Jim Hartnett, veteran transportation and community leader, was unanimously appointed today to head the San Mateo County Transit District, an independent and consolidated public agency that includes the SamTrans bus and paratransit system, the Caltrain Peninsula commuter rail service and the San Mateo County
Elected Officials and Local Leaders Comment on New GM Appointment

  On March 30, Jim Hartnett will become General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the San Mateo County Transit District, a position that carries with it the responsibilities as General Manager/CEO of SamTrans, Executive Director of Caltrain and Executive Director of the San Mateo
New General Manager Jim Hartnett Background and Experience

  Jim Hartnett, 64, an attorney and Redwood City resident, served more than a decade on both the District and the Caltrain boards of directors and has served both boards as chair. During his tenure, and with his considerable leadership, the services provided by both
Transportation Authority Seeks Community Volunteers

  The San Mateo County Transportation Authority is seeking five volunteers for its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). A 15-member volunteer group, the CAC acts in an advisory capacity to the Transportation Authority’s Board of Directors, providing valuable input on the funds collected by Measure A
Transportation Authority’s Finances Get Clean Bill of Health During Annual Review

  Independent auditors have recognized The San Mateo County Transportation Authority’s (TA) financial practices as fair and in compliance with standard accounting principles as part of an annual review process. The TA, responsible for administering Measure A, the voter-approved ½-cent sales tax that is dedicated
TA Allocates Funds for Major Improvement of South San Francisco Caltrain Station

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority’s (TA) Board of Directors unanimously approved 49.1M in Measure A funds to rebuild the South San Francisco Caltrain Station. The station is one of only four Caltrain stations which still use an older configuration, center boarding platform. At these
Transportation Authority Swears in Members, Elects Officers

  The San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA) swore in five directors at its board meeting on January 8. The TA also elected its chair and vice-chair for this year. Four of the directors were reappointed after previously serving on the TA board. A fifth,
Transit District Reflects Back on Busy Year with Digital Holiday Card

  It’s been a very busy year for the San Mateo County Transit District, the agency that manages Caltrain, SamTrans and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. And with the holidays here, now is the time to reflect on all that’s been accomplished, recognize all
Transportation Authority Adopts Five-Year Strategic Plan

  The San Mateo County Transportation Authority’s (TA) Board of Directors unanimously approved a five-year Strategic Plan at its December meeting. The TA, responsible for administering Measure A, San Mateo County’s ½-cent sales tax, adopted a policy blueprint that will help steer transportation and infrastructure
Work Begins on Reconstruction of US 101 Broadway Interchange

Reconstruction of the Broadway Interchange on US 101 in Burlingame kicked off today with a ground breaking ceremony near the aged overpass. The awkward, complex interchange made crossing the freeway from Burlingame to the Bayshore Highway a challenge for residents and confusing for visitors. Originally
Media Advisory: Public Invited to Groundbreaking for US 101 Broadway Interchange Project

WHAT:               A ground breaking event to highlight the start of the reconstruction of the Broadway Interchange on U.S. Highway 101 in Burlingame WHO:                Speakers representing the partners in the project Emcee: San Mateo County Transportation Authority
Transit District General Manager Announces Retirement

After nearly 50 years in public transportation, including 15 years leading the San Mateo County Transit District, Michael J. Scanlon on Wednesday informed the District Board of Directors he is retiring. In 1999, following a nationwide recruitment, Mr. Scanlon, 67, was named General Manager/Chief Executive
Join Local Leaders in Dumping the Pump Tomorrow!

If you commit to leaving your car at home for Dump the Pump Day tomorrow, you may spot one of your local city council members of county supervisors doing the same.  That's because SamTrans and Caltrain are working with local leaders to dump the pump
Local Leaders Leave Cars At Home For Dump the Pump

SamTrans and Caltrain are asking Bay Area transit leaders to demonstrate how easy it is to replace a car trip with a transit trip for Dump the Pump Day Thursday, June 19.  This is the ninth annual National Dump the Pump Day.  The American Public
Transportation Authority to Hold Budget Hearing on June 5

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA), the agency that manages projects funded by local sales tax revenue, will hold a public hearing on June 5 to discuss its proposed budget for the 2015 fiscal year. The FY2015 Proposed Budget is 68.2 million and is
San Bruno, Caltrain and the TA Celebrate Grade Separation Completion

The community of San Bruno gathered today to celebrate the completion of a project that transforms the entrance to its downtown and improves rail safety for the city and for Caltrain, the commuter railroad which has served the city for 150 years. “This project would
Local Officials, Businesses and Organizations To Welcome New San Bruno Station With Special Event on Saturday

What:          Caltrain is celebrating the completion of the San Bruno Grade Separation Project with a special community event on Saturday, May 10. The event will feature speeches from Bay Area policymakers, display tables from local businesses and organizations, live music, food (for purchase)
Caltrain to Celebrate New San Bruno Station With Special Event May 10

What:          Caltrain is celebrating the completion of the San Bruno Grade Separation Project with a special community event on Saturday, May 10. The event will feature speeches from Bay Area policymakers, display tables from local businesses and organizations, live music, food (for purchase)
Transportation Authority Releases Progress Report

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority progress report “Making Progress: Transportation Solutions to Meet Tomorrow’s Needs” is now available for review and downloading on the agency’s website: www.smcta.com . The report gives a broad overview of the agency with a look back at the years since
San Mateo County Transit District to Participate in Transform Summit

Transform, a regional transportation advocacy organization, will hold its second annual “Let’s Get Moving Silicon Valley” summit on Saturday. The conference will take place at the Avenidas Senior Center in Palo Alto and will run from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dr. Manuel Pastor PhD,
San Francisco Women’s Transportation Seminar to Honor Transit District Employee, Caltrain Electrification Project
  April Chan, the San Mateo County Transit District Chief Officer for Planning, Grants, and the Transportation Authority (TA), will be honored next week by the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. Chan, a 15-year employee with the San Mateo County Transit
Transportation Authority Swears in Members, Elects Officers
  The San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA) swore in four directors at its board meeting on January 7. The TA also elected its chair and vice-chair for this year. Two of the directors were reappointed after previously serving on the TA Board. Two others