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The 15-member volunteer Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) acts as a liaison between the public and the Board of directors, providing valuable input to the board on the projects and programs in the Transportation Expenditure Plan, 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 bike facilities.  



The TA CAC is now soliciting applications to fill nine seats. Applications are available here and are due by

Friday, May 3, 2019


Here's what members have to say about serving on the CAC:

I cannot say enough about the extensive education in both Transportation and Urban Development that I have received during my tenure on the San Mateo County Transportation Authority's Citizen Advisory Committee (TA/CAC). When it comes to helping resolve the  transportation  challenges of our county's residents, being on the CAC has  proven to be an especially wonderful opportunity to meet and work with dedicated and engaged citizens from throughout the county, as well as the  professional staff from  the San Mateo County Transit District, who are  diligently working to give a voice to, not only individual cities and communities, but, to the entire county, as well.  -Barbara Arietta


I have been on the The San Mateo County Transportation Authority Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) since 2011.  The CAC is the best way that I know for a non-elected resident to have input on transportation decisions impacting the entire County.  The CAC is well respected by the Board and Staff.  Our discussions and recommendations are critical in helping the Board tackle transportation solutions for San Mateo County and the Bay Area.  -Jeff Londer

As a Peninsula resident and regular commuter, I appreciate learning about transportation trends, projects, and all the transportation resources available to the community, from FREE community shuttles to Redi-Wheels. As an SMCTA CAC member, I appreciate learning about all the hard work and difficult decisions that need to be made on behalf of the County's transportation needs. Transportation affects everyone. Being an SMCTA CAC member allows me to serve as a liaison between my immediate small community and those making the decisions on behalf of the entire community.  -Olma O'Neill


The CAC meets the Tuesday preceding the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. Agendas are available approximately one week before the meetings. Comments to the CAC may be submitted to [cac@smcta.com], by fax at 650-508-6281 or by writing to 1250 San Carlos Ave., P.O. Box 3006, San Carlos, CA, 94070-1306.

Current Members Term Expires May 31
Barbara Arietta (Chair) 2021
John Fox (Vice Chair) 2019
Diana Bautista 2021
(Vacant) 2021
An Chen 2019
Ken Chin 2020
Essam El-Dardiry 2019
Rich Hedges 2020
Karen Kuklin 2019
Jeff Londer 2019
Olma O'Neill 2019
Mario Rendon
Daniel Ross-Jones
William Warhurst 2020
 (Vacant) 2021


Rules of Procedure (PDF, 20KB)

View the meeting calendar HERE.

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