Board of Directors Oppose Proposition 6

Board of Directors Oppose Proposition 6

This week, members of the Board of Directors for SamTrans, Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority unanimously voted to oppose Proposition 6.

Each Board adopted a resolution that expresses strenuous opposition to Proposition 6, which would repeal Senate Bill 1, also known as the “Road Repair and Accountability Act.”  The passage of Proposition 6 would jeopardize the funding needed for execution of SamTrans, Caltrain and SMCTA projects, plus deprive Californians of resources now available from S.B.1 for much-needed improvements in transportation infrastructure and transit systems statewide.

San Mateo County transportation projects in jeopardy of losing funding include: SamTrans’ Express Bus Pilot Project, Linda Mar Park and Ride repavement project and procurement of new electric buses; Caltrain’s Grade Crossing Improvement Project, Bike Parking Program and Electrification project; and the SMCTA’s U.S. 101 Managed Lanes Project.

The San Mateo County Transit District is a member of the Coalition to Protect Local Transportation Improvements, a diverse coalition of local government, business, labor, transportation, and other organizations throughout the State that also are opposed to the repeal of S.B. 1.

 

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About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 70 routes throughout San Mateo County.  Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976. 

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