The San Mateo County Transportation Authority’s (TA) Board of Directors unanimously approved a $102.5 million budget for the 2017 Fiscal Year, which begins July 1.
The budget, which was approved at the TA’s regular board meeting Thursday evening, includes $30.7 million to address congestion relief programs on San Mateo highways and an additional $18.1 million for related local roadway projects. Another $10.5 million will be directed toward local shuttle programs in San Mateo County.
The budget is also comprised of annual allocations totaling $30.3 million, which will help fund local street improvement projects, Caltrain operations, and paratransit services.
The TA administers Measure A, the voter-approved ½-cent sales tax measure that is dedicated toward transportation and infrastructure improvement projects. Measure A was first approved in 1988, and later reauthorized by more than 75 percent of voters in 2004.
The TA’s Board of Directors is comprised of seven members, who collectively represent local cities, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and the San Mateo County Transit District.
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.