2016 Measure B

Funding Category
Countywide Sales Tax
Active Date Range

Santa Clara County voters have approved 2016 Measure B, a 30-year, half-cent countywide sales tax to enhance transit, highways, expressways and active transportation (bicycles, pedestrians and complete streets). A countywide sales tax provides a local revenue source that can be leveraged to help obtain additional funds through regional, state and federal fund sources. The measure passed by nearly 72%, the highest level of support for any Santa Clara County transportation tax. Collection of the tax began on April 1, 2017.


Transparency Website

Visit 2016measureb.vta.org for financial details about the projects, funding categories and areas you care about most. The site provides a window into the measure's revenue and expenditures, one more example of VTA's commitment to transparency.

Program Categories

2016 Measure B Program Category Logos
The VTA Board of Directors adopted guidelines for each of the nine Program Categories at their October 2017 and November 2017 meetings. These guidelines are intended to direct the implementation of each program category and propose how the program category funds should be allocated – and can be found below. The categories and transportation projects eligible for 2016 Measure B funds are as follows: 


Local Streets and Roads: Road repairs and improvements and congestion relief projects. Complete Streets requirement. All cities/towns receive funds.


BART PHASE II: Downtown San Jose & Santa Clara. Six miles, four stations. New regional rail corridor. Links to major transit

  • BART Phase II Program Guidelines​​​​​​

Bicycle and Pedestrian Program: Eliminate bike/ped gaps. Improve connections, mobility. Safer, more convenient.



Caltrain Grade Separations: Separate tracks from roadways. Safer for pedestrians, bicyclists. Reduce traffic congestion.


Caltrain Corridor Capacity Improvements: Expand ridership capacity. Level boarding. Countywide service improvements.


Highway Interchanges: Connectors, on/off ramps, widening. Improve connectivity, safety, reduce congestion.



County Expressways: Intersections/interchanges, widening, grade separations. Reduce congestion, improve connections.


State Route 85 Corridor: Corridor transit study. Transit and congestion relief project. Noise abatement.


Transit Operations: Increase bus frequency. First/last mile connections. Programs: seniors, disabled, low-income, students.


What's New

Download the 2016 Measure B Program Annual Reports for FY 2017 - FY 2019 and FY 2020 by clicking below.

FY 2017 - FY 2019 Annual Report || FY 2020 Annual Report















2016 Measure B Currently Open Call for Projects


Monthly 2016 Measure B Program Placemat Update

2016 Measure B Program Update April 2022

Download the 2016 Measure B Update for April 2022

2016 Measure B Update for April 2022 (Text)

Local Streets and Roads

•Revising annual reporting and Complete Streets forms.
•Allocation through FY23: $270.7M
•Expenditure through April 2022: $109M


•No 2016 Measure B activities in March 2022.
•Allocation through FY23: $150M

Bicycle & Pedestrian

•Revising bicycle & pedestrian planning studies criteria for FY22 - FY23 call-for-projects.
•Allocation through FY23: $56.4M
•Expenditure through April 2022: $1.7M

Caltrain Grade Separation

•Castro Grade Separation: Final design contract to be approved by Caltrain Board in June.
•Allocation through FY23: $71M
•Expenditure through April 2022: $404.6K

Caltrain Corridor Capacity Improvements

•No 2016 Measure B activities in April 2022.
•Allocation through FY23: $42.5M
•Expenditure through April 2022: $3.3M

Highway Interchanges

•Calaveras Boulevard Widening Project: Environmental PAED contract to be awarded in August.
•US 101/SR 152/10th St. Interchange Improvement Project: Developing RFP for Project Initiation Document Phase.
•Allocation through FY23: $364.8M
•Expenditure through April 2022: $79.8M

County Expressways

•Santa Teresa - Hale Extension (led by Morgan Hill): Phase 1 - new roadway construction between Spring and Warren to be completed in December.
•Allocation through FY23: $50M
•Expenditure through April 2022: $14M

SR 85 Corridor

•Noise Reduction Program Phase 2 is currently in the PA/ED phase with completion scheduled for the end of 2022.
•Allocation through FY23: $14.5M
•Expenditure through April 2022: $1.9M

Transit Operations

•Innovative Transit: Executed agreement for Morgan Hill on-demand service.
•Expand Mobility & A ordable Fares: Sold 1,153 passes via six community partners in April.
•Allocation through FY23: $112.8M
•Expenditure through April 2022: $79.6M

Program Administration

•Finalizing FY21 Program Annual Report.
•Exploring on-line tools for project documentations and applications.
•Allocation through FY23: $15.2M
•Expenditure through April 2022: $7.4M


2016 Measure B Citizens' Oversight Committee

Among the provisions of the 2016 Measure B ballot approved by Santa Clara County voters is that “an independent citizens’ oversight committee shall be appointed to ensure that the funds are being expended consistent with the approved Program.”  The two primary responsibilities of the 2016 Measure B Citizens’ Oversight Committee (MBCOC) are to provide oversight to ensure that 2016 Measure B funds are being spent consistent with the ballot language and to inform voters on Program compliance. More information on the MBCOC can be found at: https://www.vta.org/2016-measure-b-citizens-oversight-committee

Agency Resources

2016 Measure B Program Manual

2016 Measure B Logos

Partner agencies are required to use VTA's 2016 Measure B logo in their collateral materials. The logo is available in multiple formats.

Templates and Reporting Forms


Contact Us

Please email us at 2016MeasureB@vta.org with any questions, input, or feedback about this program.