Automated Vehicles (AV) are rapidly emerging as a transformative technology with the potential to revolutionize various sectors of transportation. From personal vehicles to shuttles, transit, freight, delivery and more, automation will reshape mobility in San Mateo County. Recognizing this potential, the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA) and City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG) are working together to develop the San Mateo Countywide Automated Vehicles Strategic Plan.


Project Overview

The SMCTA and C/CAG are co-sponsoring a Strategic Plan coupled with a five year action plan to prepare for the advent of AV in San Mateo County. The plan will include strategies and recommendations for the prioritization of AV pilots, projects, and activities that align with the federal, state, and local visions for AV deployment to improve connectivity and mobility.

Project Team

  • SMCTA (Implementing Agency and Co-Sponsor)
  • C/CAG (Co-Sponsor)

Project Goals

  • Identify current local, statewide, and federal policy and regulatory frameworks for AV
  • Establish a shared vision for AV deployment that aligns with county and state objectives
  • Identify opportunities and challenges for AV deployment and pilot projects
  • Prioritize next steps for implementing AV Strategic Plan initiatives

Project Timeline

  • Phase 1 (Summer 2023): Identify the existing AV programs at the county, state, and federal levels through research and conversation with stakeholders, and local and state agencies
  • Phase 2 (Fall 2023): Using stakeholder and public feedback, develop a framework for AV pilot programs, projects, and activities that align with County policies, plans, and funding opportunities
  • Phase 3 (Winter 2023): Prepare the draft San Mateo AV Strategy, incorporating the feedback received from the public, stakeholders, and agencies

Ways to Get Involved!

  • Virtual Workshop
    • SMCTA and C/CAG hosted a virtual public workshop on November 15th, 2023 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm to seek feedback on the development of the San Mateo Countywide Automated Vehicle Strategic Plan. A meeting recording and the presentation slides are provided below.

Recording Available: SMCTA Youtube Channel
Presentations: English Español Simplified: 简体 Traditional: 繁體 Tagalog


For more information or questions, please email