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.
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.
LOCAL STREETS & ROADS
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
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: 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
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.
Download the 2016 Measure B Program Annual Report for FY 2021 by clicking below.