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 & ROADS

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

BART SILICON VALLEY PHASE II

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

BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN

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

 

CALTRAIN GRADE SEPARATIONS

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

CALTRAIN CORRIDOR CAPACITY IMPROVEMENTS

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

HIGHWAY INTERCHANGES

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

COUNTY EXPRESSWAYS

COUNTY EXPRESSWAYS:

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

STATE ROUTE 85 CORRIDOR

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

TRANSIT OPERATIONS

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 Report for FY 2021 by clicking below.

FY 2021 Annual Report 

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2016 Measure B FY 21 Annual Report Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Measure B Currently Open Call for Projects

 

Monthly 2016 Measure B Program Placemat Update