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Board of Directors Oppose Proposition 6

Board of Directors Oppose Proposition 6

This week, members of the Board of Directors for SamTrans, Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority unanimously voted to oppose Proposition 6.

Each Board adopted a resolution that expresses strenuous opposition to Proposition 6, which would repeal Senate Bill 1, also known as the “Road Repair and Accountability Act.”  The passage of Proposition 6 would jeopardize the funding needed for execution of SamTrans, Caltrain and SMCTA projects, plus deprive Californians of resources now available from S.B.1 for much-needed improvements in transportation infrastructure and transit systems statewide.

San Mateo County transportation projects in jeopardy of losing funding include: SamTrans’ Express Bus Pilot Project, Linda Mar Park and Ride repavement project and procurement of new electric buses; Caltrain’s Grade Crossing Improvement Project, Bike Parking Program and Electrification project; and the SMCTA’s U.S. 101 Managed Lanes Project.

The San Mateo County Transit District is a member of the Coalition to Protect Local Transportation Improvements, a diverse coalition of local government, business, labor, transportation, and other organizations throughout the State that also are opposed to the repeal of S.B. 1.

 

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About the TA: Created to administer Measure A, San Mateo County’s half-cent sales tax, the Transportation Authority provides funding for transportation and infrastructure improvement projects. In 2004, more than 75 percent of San Mateo County residents voted to reauthorize Measure A for an additional 25 years.

 

Media Contact: Tasha Bartholomew, 650-508-7927