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In 2018 the voters approved Measure W, a half-cent sales tax for transportation in San Mateo County.  The San Mateo County Transportation Authority will manage fifty percent of the measure. Currently, the agency is determining how to best evaluate projects so that those of greatest merit are priorities for future funding. You can learn more about the project atwww.smcta.com/StrategicPlan

***Take the short survey and say what matters to you! Survey closes June 30. www.smcta.com/Survey

 

Detailed Background Information:

In 2018, the San Mateo County voters approved Measure W, a 30-year half cent sales tax, from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2038, to fund and leverage additional funding for transportation projects and programs in San Mateo County that are consistent with Measure W, which consists of the San Mateo County Congestion Relief Plan. Though the San Mateo County Transit District (District) will be levying the tax and administering investments for 50% of the program with the County Public Transportation Systems category in Measure W’s Congestion Relief Plan, the TA will be responsible for administering the other categories, which make up the remaining 50 percent of the measure: Countywide Highway Congestion Improvements; Local Safety, Pothole and Congestion Relief Improvements including Grade Separations; Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements; and Regional Transit Connections.

The Measure W Congestion Relief Plan also tasks the TA with developing a Strategic Plan to cover the categories it is responsible for administering with broad based public outreach. Work is underway to prepare one Strategic Plan covering the 2020-2024 timeframe that collectively addresses the administration and implementation of Measure A and the portion of Measure W that the TA is tasked with administering.

Based on revenue projected to be received as part of the proposed FY 2020 Budget, each measure will generate approximately $91 million per year.