San Mateo County residents can now submit comments on the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA) 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 both Measures A and W that it is responsible for administering, including the process for how projects will be evaluated and prioritized.
Measures 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. The TA administers all of the funds raised through Measure A and 50% of Measure W funds. The other 50% of Measure W funds is under the purview of the SamTrans Board of Directors.
The Strategic Plan was developed with the goal of capturing the current state of transportation funding and project delivery, preparing for the future needs of San Mateo County and keeping in line with the principles outlined by the two tax measures. A copy of the document is available online at www.smcta.com/strategicplan.
The TA will hold a Virtual Town Hall on Monday, November 4, allowing San Mateo County residents to learn more about the Strategic Plan and give staff feedback.
San Mateo County residents can submit comments for the next 30 days at www.smcta.com/about/Strategic_Plan_2020-2024.html or by mailing them to the attention of Joel Slavit at 1250 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos. The public comment period closes on Friday, November 15.
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.