November 2016 Sales Tax Measures


San Diego

SANDAG is offering the San Diego County Road Repair, Transit, Traffic Relief, Safety and Water Quality measure which is designed to provide a dedicated source of local revenue to invest in the San Diego region's transportation future; the measure will invest in specific highway, transit, open space, bike, and pedestrian projects throughout the community.

Specifically, the measure would:

  • Invest in San Diego region's transportation system that needs repair
  • Provide for cities to fix roads and fill potholes
  • Have transparent oversight by local taxpayers to make sure funds are spent responsibly
  • Help address fire safety through open space management and road improvements
  • Create local jobs

Visit sandag.org/priorities to learn what projects are included, view an interactive map of highway and transit projects, and watch this video to learn more about the ballot measure.

 

Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan

The Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan is an ongoing sustained local investment plan for transportation.Some of the highlights of the expenditure plan include:

  • New major highway projects
  • New major transit projects
  • Metro and municipal bus operations and maintenance
  • Metro rail operations and maintenance
  • Local city transportation projects
  • ADA paratransit for the disabled; affordable fares for seniors, students and the disabled
  • Active transportation (enhanced bike and pedestrian connections)
  • Safety improvements and aging infrastructure
  • Regional rail (Metrolink)

Click here to read the plan and follow the effort on twitter at #metroplan

 

VTA launches Envision Silicon Valley

The VTA Board of Directors unanimously adopted Envision Silicon Valley which is the framework and funding plan seeking to provide a 1?2-cent 30-year sales tax measure on theNovember 8, 2016 ballot to help fund transportation priorities.

The list of categories and transportation projects that best improve mobility in Santa Clara County were approved as follows:

  • BART Phase II at $1.5 billiion
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Program at $250 million
  • Caltrain Capacity Improvements at $300 million
  • Caltrain Grade Separations at $700 million
  • County Expressways at $750 million
  • Highway Interchanges at $750 million
  • Local Streets and Roads at $1.2 billion
  • SR 85 Corridor at $350 million
  • Transit Operations at $500 million

Click here to read the plan.


SF offers Transportation Plan

TheSan Francisco Transportation Authority has been making real improvements in transit reliability, pedestrian and bike safety and the pavement condition of their streets. But rapid growth calls for significant and increased investment to bring their transportation network into a better state of repair and reliability, and to address rapid growth that has led to significant crowding on Muni, BART, and Caltrain and increased congestion.

Click here to read the plan.

 

Keep Contra Costa Moving

After extensive public engagement and analysis, Contra Costa Transportation Authority has prepared a transformative and innovative 30-year transportation expenditure plan that will promote a strong economy, protect the environment, and enhance the quality of life for all of Contra Costa's diverse communities

Click here to read the plan.

 

Sacramento Puts Measure B to Voters

The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors certified Measure B, the half-cent transportation sales tax, for the November 2016 ballot. If approved by voters, Measure B would raise $3.6 billion over 30 years to repave streets, repair aging roads and bridges, and fund new highway, connector and interchange projects. Measure B would also provide funding for operations, maintenance, security and expansion of Light Rail and other transit services to increase options for transit users, take cars off the roads and improve air quality.

Click here to read the plan.

 

San Luis Obispo County

Self-Help in SLO County:

  • Generates $25 million new dollars per year to fix roads and improve transportation
  • Allows SLO County to compete for State and Federal grants and leverage funds, thereby increasing revenues
  • Delivers a Transportation Investment Plan with a list of projects and programs
  • Includes an Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee to ensure projects and programs in the Plan are actually funded and/or completed

Click here to read the plan.

 

Ventura County

The Ventura County Transportation Commission voted unanimously to place a one-half cent transportation sales tax on the November 2016 ballot. This 30 year initiative not only allows Ventura County to begin to fund needed improvements, it also provides a source of local matching funds necessary to bring more federal and state tax dollars home. VCTC believes now is the time for residents to invest in the future and repair, preserve and improve the transportation system that adds so much to Ventura County's quality of life. A half-cent transportation sales tax would raise about $70 million per year, but only cost residents about $1 per week.

Click here to read the plan.

 

Placer County

After extensive public engagement and analysis, the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency is moving forward with The proposed measure, if approved by two-thirds of county voters, would be in effect for 30 years and would raise about $1.6 billion to fund highway projects, public transit expansion, local street maintenance and improvements and other projects in both suburban and rural areas of the county

Click here to read the plan.

 

Monterey County

The Transportation Agency for Monterey County has adopted the Transportation Safety & Investment Plan is estimated to receive $20 million per year, or $600 million total, funded by a 3/8-percent sales tax over 30-years. The revenues are split with 60% dedicated to local road maintenance, pothole repairs and safety projects, and 40% dedicated to regional safety and mobility projects.

Click here to read the plan.

 

Santa Cruz County

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission's 2016 Transportation Improvement Plan (TRIP) provides a balanced vision to improve, operate and maintain Santa Cruz County's transportation network. The plan will provide safer routes to schools for local students; maintain mobility and independence for seniors and those with disabilities; invest in bicycle and pedestrian pathways and bridges on an unprecedented scale; repair potholes and improve safety on local streets; ease congestion on major roadways; and invest in transportation projects that reduce the pollution that causes global warming.

Click here to read the plan.

 

Stanislaus County

The Stanislaus Council of Governments has proposed an Expenditure Plan based on a 25-year, half-cent sales tax measure for consideration by voters on the November 2016 ballot called Measure L. The Plan was heavily influenced by a comprehensive public outreach program that asked residents to identify their priorities for future transportation programs and projects.

Click hereto read the plan.

 

Humboldt County

The Humboldt County Association of Government thas proposed an Expenditure Plan based on a 20-year, half-cent sales tax measure for consideration by voters on the November 2016. The Plan was heavily influenced by a comprehensive public outreach program that asked residents to identify their priorities for future transportation programs and projects.

Click here to read the plan.

 

Merced County

The Merced County Association of Government is proposing a 1/2 cent sales tax dedicated to transportation for the November 2016 general election that is projected to generate $450 million in new revenue over 30 years. In January 2016, the 24 member Transportation Expenditure Plan Steering Committee recommended an expenditure plan to the MCAG Governing Board outlining a flexible approach to providing transportation funding directly to local governments and setting aside funding for projects of regional benefits along our highways and regionally significant corridors.

Click here to read the plan.