1996 Measure B

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Countywide Sales Tax
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In November 1996, Santa Clara County voters approved a landmark nine-year, half-cent sales tax to fund improvements to county roads, highways, bicycle and pedestrian pathways, and rail networks.

The 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program outlined a diverse list of projects, from widening congested highways and filling in potholes on local roads and expressways, to expanding public transportation to connect business centers and residential communities throughout the county.

VTA and the County of Santa Clara entered into a formal agreement to deliver the improvements.