The San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA) will be conducting outreach on the agency’s proposed 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. This plan will outline how the TA will make investment decisions over the next five years for the funds from Measures A and W that it is responsible for administering. This includes the process for how projects will be evaluated and prioritized.
Measure A and W are both transportation sales taxes, authorized by the voters of San Mateo County, that fund a wide variety of transportation projects and programs in San Mateo County. The TA administers all of the funds raised through Measure A and 50% of Measure W funds. The other 50% of Measure W is under the purview of the SamTrans Board of Directors.
The Strategic Plan development process offers the TA and the community a chance to reflect on the current state of transportation funding and project delivery while preparing for the future needs of San Mateo County. A draft copy of the document is available online at www.smcta.com/strategicplan.
TA staff is holding the following outreach events where the public is invited to learn more about the Strategic Plan and offer feedback:
Wednesday, June 12, 6:00 p.m.
San Mateo Public Library, Oak Room, 55 West 3rd Avenue, San Mateo
Saturday, June 15, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Half Moon Bay Coastside Farmers’ Market, Shoreline Station, Half Moon Bay
Sunday, June 16, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Burlingame Farmers’ Market, Park and Burlingame Avenues, Burlingame
Thursday, June 20, 6:00 p.m.
Pacifica Community Center Auditorium, 540 Crespi Drive, Pacifica
Tuesday, June 25, 6:00 p.m.
Menlo Park Senior Center Ballroom, 110 Terminal Avenue, Menlo Park
Thursday, June 27, 6:30 p.m.
Municipal Building Social Hall, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco
San Mateo County residents can also provide their thoughts on the strategic plan through this online survey.
About the Transportation Authority (TA): Created to administer Measure A, San Mateo County’s ½ cent sales tax, the TA provides funding for transportation projects and programs in San Mateo County. In 2004, more than 75 percent of San Mateo County voters reauthorize Measure A for an additional 25 years. In 2018, voters approved Measure W, the San Mateo County Congestion Relief Plan an additional ½ cent sales tax. The TA will administer half the revenue of Measure W and the San Mateo County Transit District will administer the other half to fund and implement the Congestion Relief Plan.