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 meet local mobility needs. Measure A is the voter-approved ½-cent sales tax that provides funding for transportation and infrastructure improvement projects in San Mateo County.
At their meeting on Thursday, the TA Board of Directors authorized $8.1 in Measure A funds to support 36 shuttles throughout the Peninsula. Funded shuttles include those that transport commuters from Caltrain to job centers during the peak commute, and several community-serving shuttles that provide shorter trips for activities such as shopping, medical needs, dining and other purposes.
The TA and the City/County Associations of Government (C/CAG) received 40 funding requests from 11 local entities as part of the latest San Mateo County Shuttle Program Call for Projects.
Of the 40 requests, 38 were approved to receive funding and one received a deferred funding recommendation at the request from the sponsor. Of the 38 shuttles approved for funding, 36 are receiving Measure A Shuttle program funds and two are proposed to be funded with C/CAG Local Transportation Services Program funds.
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.