Government Affairs

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority works to reduce commuter corridor congestion, make regional connections, enhance safety, and meet local mobility needs every day. Our ability to provide safe and efficient transportation services is greatly impacted by federal, state and local legislation and regulatory policies.

The Authority’s Government Affairs staff is responsible for developing and coordinating the organization’s legislative program at the federal, state, regional and local levels. The Government Affairs team monitors and analyzes the impact of legislative and regulatory issues, and develops a coordinated strategy for responding to these issues as they impact San Mateo County's transportation services. The Government Affairs staff maintains an active presence in Washington D.C. and Sacramento to ensure that our interests are well represented in these various forums. Staff also coordinates local and community affairs and serves as the liaison to regional organizations, local government and the communities we serve.

Legislative Program

Legislative and regulatory actions have the potential to significantly benefit the Agency’s programs and services. They also have potential to present serious challenges that threaten the Agency’s ability to meet our most critical transportation demands.

The Legislative Program establishes the principles that will guide the Agency’s legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts through the calendar year, including the State legislative session and Congress. The program is intended to be broad enough to cover the wide variety of issues that are likely to be considered during that time and flexible enough to allow the Agency to respond swiftly and effectively to unanticipated developments. 

2023 San Mateo County Transportation Authority Legislative Program

Government Affairs Staff

Jessica Epstein
Jessica Epstein, Director, Gov't & Community Affairs

Director, Government & Community Affairs

Amy Linehan
Amy C. Linehan, Gov't & Community Affairs Officer
Charlsie Chang
Charlsie Chang, Government Affairs Officer
Michaela Patrik
Michaela Wright Petrik, Government Affairs Officer