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With Addition of Measure W Funds, Approved Budget Includes Record $124.8 million in Transportation Investments

With Addition of Measure W Funds, Approved Budget Includes Record $124.8 million in Transportation Investments

 

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority’s (TA) Board of Directors unanimously approved a $124.8 million budget at their June 6 board meeting on for the 2020 Fiscal Year (FY).

This budget is the first to include the TA’s share of revenues from Measure W, a countywide sales tax passed by voters in November 2018, which is projected to be $45.5 million for the FY2020.

Approximately $36.4 million of Measure W revenue will fund countywide highway congestion improvements, local safety pothole & congestion relief improvements, bicycle and pedestrian improvements and regional transit connections. The remaining $9.1 million will be invested in major arterial and local roadway improvements in key congested areas throughout the County.

Approximately $41.4 million in Measure A Category Program Expenditures will help fund projects/programs for Alternative Congestion Relief, Dumbarton, Caltrain, Pedestrian & Bicycle, Local Shuttles, Streets & Highways, Grade Separations and San Mateo County Ferry Service. The budget also includes $33.2 million in Measure A annual allocations, $2.25 million in oversight and $2.4 million in administrative expenses.

The TA FY2020 budget begins on July 1, 2019 and ends on June 30, 2020.

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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.

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June 7, 2019

Media Contact: Alex Eisenhart, 650-622-7850