Media Contact: Mahmoud Abunie, 650-730-6201
The San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA) Board of Directors approved funding for the Peninsula Shuttle Program Call for Projects (CFP) at its June meeting.
The funding for this CFP is intended to start new local transportation services, or continue services previously funded by the Peninsula Shuttle Program. Shuttles funded through this program must be free and open to the general public and must provide first-/last-mile connections to regional transit options like BART, Caltrain, WETA, or SamTrans bus services.
The Peninsula Shuttle Program is made up of a combination of the TA’s Measure A sales tax funds ($8 million) and C/CAG’s Congestion Relief Program ($940,000). This combined funding program offers approximately $8.9 million dollars for the 26 proposed shuttles for the next two years.
As part of the Peninsula Shuttle Study recommendations, Commute.org, the primary first/last mile shuttle operator in San Mateo County, worked to consolidate six routes into three new, more efficient routes and coordinate with employers to submit 19 shuttle routes that will support access to transit for large and small employers. Additionally, South San Francisco will be adding a new community shuttle to connect the eastern half of the City with BART and Caltrain that will complement the existing free South City Shuttle. Daly City, Menlo Park, and Skyline College (San Mateo County Community College District) were also awarded shuttle funding.
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.