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 funding policies for the next half-decade. The TA provides funding support for county-wide transportation improvement projects, local shuttle services, and bike and pedestrians programs. It also allocates funds for transit agencies like SamTrans, Caltrain and BART.
The Strategic Plan, available here, outlines several challenges and corresponding opportunities in the near future. Those include integrating sustainability and complete streets measures into strategic planning processes, developing a county-wide alternative congestion relief plan and finding new ways to improve shuttle service on the Peninsula.
With input from past Strategic Plans, the TA has provided funding and leadership for several recent important transportation projects, including the grade-separation of Caltrain’s San Bruno station, free shuttle service in Daly City, 11 bicycle and pedestrian projects throughout San Mateo County, and a reconfiguration of the Highway 101/Broadway interchange in Burlingame.
The final version of the Strategic Plan was crafted following a series of public meetings and workshops.
About the TA: Created to administer Measure A, San Mateo County’s ½ 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.