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Transportation Authority Seeks Community Volunteers

Transportation Authority Seeks Community Volunteers

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority is extending the recruitment period for its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).

The CAC is a 15-member volunteer group who serve in an advisory capacity to the Transportation Authority’s Board of Directors.

Interested persons can download an application or apply online at www.smcta.com/cac, or call 650-508-6223 for more information.  The deadline for submitting the application is September 6, 2016.

The CAC provides valuable input on the projects and programs in the 2004 Transportation Expenditure Plan (TEP), which outlines the goals, guidelines and requirements for the expenditure of the sales tax revenues generated by Measure A, a measure that was approved by 75.3 percent of the voters of San Mateo County in 2004. The plan includes Caltrain improvements, highway and street projects, allocations to cities and the county for local undertakings, paratransit service for people with disabilities, and pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Applicants are encouraged to learn about the Measure A program and the TEP before applying.  Information is available at www.smcta.com/about.

The committee meets the Tuesday before the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in San Carlos. Members of the CAC must be residents of San Mateo County.

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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.

 

Media Contact: Tasha Bartholomew, 650-508-7927