2023 Year in Review

2023 has been an eventful year for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA), with many great accomplishments that will benefit the people of San Mateo County for years to come. This page is a brief summary of what we accomplished this year.

Grand Opening Celebration: San Mateo County 101 Express Lanes Ribbon Cutting

The San Mateo 101 Express Lanes project came in both on-time and on-budget when it fully opened in both directions along 22 miles of the corridor in March. The project also funds a growing benefits program that helps underserved community members pay for transit or use the lanes.

Click through the links below to see more details of the highlighted 2023 programs and projects.

Funded more highway projects to reduce congestion and improve safety  

The TA’s Call for Projects to reduce traffic congestion in San Mateo County went out in July. In December, the TA Board selected 11 recipients to receive $135.9 million in competitive grant money for its 2023 Highway Program

Started planning a new mobility hub and bikeway at the US 101/SR 92 Interchange  
92 Mobility Hub

A project to reinvent the area surrounding Highway 92 at US 101 in San Mateo as a mobility hub and smart corridor was formally kicked off earlier this year. The existing Caltrans Park and Ride lot, located at 19th Avenue and Fashion Island Boulevard, is part of the redesign concept.

Initiated a new program aimed at reducing congestion and improving mobility on US 101
Bike Sports Basement

The TA began collecting ideas from the community on how to reduce congestion and improve mobility as part of the 101 Corridor Connect project.

Held a workshop to hear from the public on how we should be preparing for Automated Vehicles  
driverless vehicles

It likely won’t be long before automated vehicles (AVs) show up along the Peninsula and in Silicon Valley, so San Mateo County transportation experts are working to create a strategic plan

Collaborated with South San Francisco and SamTrans on pop up infrastructure along El Camino Real  

An exciting demonstration took place along El Camino Real in the city of South San Francisco this past summer to test safety and efficiency for pedestrians, bikes and transit.

Supported construction of East Palo Alto’s US 101/University Ave Interchange Improvements  
Highway 101 overcrossing in East Palo Alto  

The $14.6 million University Avenue project becomes the second path in East Palo Alto designed to help pedestrians and cyclists safely navigate between areas of the city separated by a freeway for more than 90 years. Contruction began in early 2023.

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