The San Mateo County Transportation Authority’s (TA) Board of Directors approved the 2018 Fiscal Year budget which begins on July 1 for $86.8 million.
The budget, which was approved at the TA’s regular board meeting on June 1, includes among others $23.3 million set aside for streets and highways in San Mateo County, $12.7 million for grade separation projects, $3.4 million for shuttle operations, and $6.8 million for Caltrain capital investments.
The budget is also comprised of annual allocations totaling $30.9 million, which will help fund allocation for SFO BART extension, SamTrans paratransit services and Caltrain operations, and to the cities in San Mateo County for improvement and maintenance of the local transportation network.
The TA administers Measure A, the voter-approved ½-cent sales tax measure that is dedicated toward transportation and infrastructure improvement projects. Measure A was first approved in 1988, and later reauthorized by more than 75 percent of voters in 2004.
The TA’s Board of Directors is comprised of seven members, who collectively represent local cities, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and the San Mateo County Transit District.
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.