2021 Highway Program Call for Projects

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA) is pleased to announce the Measure A and W Highway Program 2021 Call for Projects. The focus of the program is to reduce traffic congestion and improve throughput and safety on the most critical commute corridors. Up to $100 million may be made available for projects that best meet the program evaluation criteria.

The Call for Projects materials consists of the program guidelines, an application form, a sample resolution, sample funding agreement (funding only request), and sample memorandum of understanding (TA technical assistance or implementation request). These documents and other related reference materials, including template funding agreements, can be found below.

There is a 2021 Highway Program Call for Projects Workshop scheduled for August, 11 2021. For more information and to RSVP, please visit the link below.


Workshop Recording: 2021 Highway CFP Workshop Recorded Meeting

Workshop Presentation: 2021 Highway CFP Workshop Presentation


December 2, 2021
Call for Projects Issued after TA Board Meeting

August 6, 2021

Call for Projects Workshop: Virtual via Zoom (will be recorded)

August 11, 2021

Notify TA of Intent to Submit

August 13, 2021

Early Submittal Reviews due

September 10, 2021

Project Applications due

September 24, 2021

Evaluation Period

October 2021

Informational item to TA Board on Draft Program of Projects

November 4, 2021

TA Board approves proposed Program of Projects

The 2021 Highway Program Call for Projects is based on the guidance adopted in the 2021-2030 SRHP and CIP. This includes a set aside of up to 40% of available funds specifically for projects of countywide significance which can be split between both Measure A and Measure W fund sources.

Funding Track Available funds Eligible Projects
Measure A: (KCA & SR) $80 million

KCA: $50.4m

SR: $29.6m
KCA and SR projects identified in the 2004 TEP.Additional SR projects not included in the 2004 TEP may also be added (see eligibility section).
Measure W $20 million Eligible candidate projects will be focused on highway and interchange facilities, including Highway 101, Highway 280, and other highways and their interchanges. Eligible candidate projects can include bicycle and pedestrian components or facilities that are incorporated into and enhance safety for a larger highway or interchange project.
Total $100 million

The application process for the 2021 Highway Program Call for Projects is as follows:

Step 1 – Notice of Intent to Submit:
Sponsors must fill out the notice of intent to submit survey using the link below with the project name and sponsor agency information by August 13, 2021. This will be used to set up a Dropbox account for submission of all materials. Additionally, sponsors should indicate any assistance needed from the Transportation Authority either related to the application or regarding the implementation of the proposed project. Please note that changes to the details provided are allowable in the submitted application from the Sponsor Agency. If a sponsor does not indicate an intent to submit by the requested timeline, sponsors may be allowed to submit an application but will need to request a Dropbox for submittal as soon as possible before the application due date.

Step 2 (Optional) – Early Submittal Reviews:
TA staff will provide an early submission review of application narratives and metrics during the week of September 13-17, 2021 and will be available to meet with applicants to discuss questions relating to the review if necessary. This is not required but is being offered to help agencies respond to all TA Strategic Plan evaluation criteria.

Step 3 - Submitting Applications:
Sponsors must submit one electronic copy of the completed application with all required attachments by uploading all materials to a specific Dropbox link that will be provided. Completed applications must be received no later than September 24, 2021 by 4:00 PM. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. It is the sponsor’s responsibility to check with TA staff to confirm the receipt of applications prior to the submission deadline.

For general application questions, including receipt of applications, information on prior Measure A and Measure W funding allocations and clarifications on the description of listed candidate projects, contact:

Jennifer Williams, atwilliamsj@samtrans.comor (650) 508-6343