The purpose of the Local Streets and Maintenance program is to provide directly distributed funds to local cities and the county. The funds can be used for a variety of transportation-related purposes such as repaving streets, repairing potholes or sidewalks, implementing bicycle or pedestrian projects, funding shuttles or vanpools, improving traffic operations, and furthering other transportation safety or congestion relief projects.
As defined by the 2004 Transportation Expenditure Plan, Measure A provides the Local Streets and Maintenance category with a 22.5 percent share of the sales tax revenue collected. Similarly, as defined by the 2018 Congestion Relief Plan, Measure W provides the Local Streets and Maintenance category with a 10 percent share of the sales tax revenue collected. According to the 2020-2024 Transportation Authority Strategic Plan, both measures are projected to produce approximately $580 million in available funding for this program ($307 million from the remaining 15 years of Measure A and $273 million for the 30 year life of Measure W).