Get Us Moving San Mateo County
Get Us Moving (GUM) was a collaborative program designed to increase community awareness of current transportation conditions, programs, services, and solutions; help identify and prioritize transportation funding needs in the county; develop an understanding of community opinions about transportation priorities; and inform future transportation revenue opportunities and expenditures.
GUM was spearheaded by SamTrans and the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. It was a joint effort with local cities, partner agencies, and other stakeholders including regional leaders, transportation experts, employers of all sizes, non-profit groups and volunteer community members.
Final Congestion Relief Plan:
On Wednesday, July 11 the SamTrans Board of Directors approved placing a measure on the November 2018 ballot that would invest approximately $2.4 billion from a new half-cent sales tax designed to relieve traffic congestion in San Mateo County. The Congestion Relief Plan that the tax measure would fund reflects priorities identified through the nine-month Get Us Moving process which included extensive outreach around the County and feedback from tens-of-thousands of County residents. The Board of Supervisors is expected to consider the Plan and associated ballot measure at its July 24 meeting.