The San Mateo County Transportation Authority’s (TA) Board of Directors unanimously approved a $148.9 million budget at their June Board meeting for the 2022 Fiscal Year (FY). This budget includes the estimated receipt of $96.5 million in Measure A funds and $48.2 million in Measure W funds in FY2022.
Approximately $60.3 million in Measure A Category Program Expenditures will help fund projects/programs in the Alternative Congestion Relief, Dumbarton, Caltrain, Pedestrian & Bicycle, Local Shuttles, Streets & Highways, Grade Separations and San Mateo County Ferry Service categories. The $35.2 million in Measure A annual allocations includes $21.7 million for the improvement and maintenance of local transportation across over 20 cities and unincorporated areas in San Mateo County, $1.9 million to BART for the SFO Extension, $3.9 million for paratransit, and $7.7 million for Caltrain. The budget also includes $2.3 million in oversight and $2.9 million in administrative expenses.
Approximately $38.6 million of Measure W revenue will fund countywide highway congestion improvements, local safety pothole & congestion relief improvements, bicycle and pedestrian improvements and regional transit connections. The remaining $9.7 million will be invested in major arterial and local roadway improvements in key congested areas throughout the county.
The TA FY2022 budget begins on July 1, 2021 and ends on June 30, 2022.
About the Transportation Authority (TA): Created to administer Measure A, San Mateo County’s ½ cent sales tax, the TA provides funding for transportation projects and programs in San Mateo County. In 2004, more than 75 percent of San Mateo County voters reauthorize Measure A for an additional 25 years. In 2018, voters approved Measure W, the San Mateo County Congestion Relief Plan an additional ½ cent sales tax. The TA will administer half the revenue of Measure W and the San Mateo County Transit District will administer the other half to fund and implement the Congestion Relief Plan.