The San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA) is pleased to announce the first Call for Projects (CFP) for the Alternative Congestion Relief and Transportation Demand Management (ACR/TDM) Program. At the January 2022 TA Board meeting the first-ever ACR/TDM Plan was adopted to create a consolidated Measure A & Measure W program. The goal of this program is to encourage the use of sustainable transportation options and enhance mobility across San Mateo County.
A major focus of this first CFP is to encourage cities to apply for funding for a Citywide TDM Plan. Plans like these can help identify potential programs and projects that a jurisdiction could consider applying for future funding from this program. Examples of eligible competitive projects include bike parking, vanpools, wayfinding/signage, transit pass subsidies, E-bike subsidies, pedestrian/bicycle crossing treatments near transit, and more. This program also includes separate funding buckets for projects in small/coastal communities and mid/large jurisdictions.
To learn more about the ACR/TDM Program, please visit the project page and read the Final 2022 ACR/TDM Plan: https://www.smcta.com/Projects___Programs/TDM.html
The ACR/TDM Program includes sub-categories, each of which has a standard match of 10% required or a reduced equity-based match of 5% (if located in an MTC Equity Priority Community or Reimagine SamTrans Equity Priority Area). The TDM Projects/Program category also has specific funding goals for small/coastal and mid/large jurisdictions.
- ITS Planning & Design: $885,600 (Max request up to $200k)
- TDM Projects/Programs: $3,075,000 (Max request up to $200k)
- TDM Planning: $775,800 (Max request up to $100k)
|Call for Projects Issued||April 7, 2022|
Call for Projects Workshop – via Zoom (will be
|April 12, 2022 at 1:00 PM|
|Pre-submittal Mandatory Meetings||April 18 to May 6, 2022|
|Project Applications Due||May 27, 2022|
|Evaluation Period||June 2022|
|Draft Recommendations/TA Board Approval||July/August 2022|
Step 1 – Pre-Submittal Mandatory Meetings: Applicants must sign up to participate in a mandatory pre-submittal meeting with TA staff. Applicants should be prepared to discuss plan/project/program overview to determine eligibility, required matching funds, project schedule, and monitoring approach. Please email Patrick Gilster at email@example.com to request a meeting.
Step 2 – Get Upload Submission Link: Following the meetings with applicants, TA staff will provide the primary point of contact with an OneDrive link where applicants can upload their application and supporting materials.
Step 3 – Upload and Confirm: Applicants must submit one electronic copy of the completed application with all required attachments by uploading all materials to a specific OneDrive link that will be provided. Completed applications must be received no later than May 27, 2022 by 4:00 PM. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. It is the applicant’s responsibility to check with TA staff to confirm the receipt of applications prior to the submission deadline.
The TA has prepared information sheets on select eligible strategies requested as part of the ACR/TDM Plan development process to provide high-level guidance on implementing potential programs. Additionally, sample scopes of work for eligible planning efforts are included that generally fit the available request limits to create off-the-shelf resources for local jurisdictions to consider.
Eligible ACR/TDM Project/Program Category – Informational Fact Sheets
Eligible ACR/TDM Planning Category – Sample Scopes of Work
For general application questions and requests for mandatory pre-submittal meetings, please contact:
Patrick Gilster, Manager of Programming and Monitoring
Jennifer Williams, Analyst II Programming and Monitoring