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

  • BART Phase II Program Guidelines​​​​​​
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 Reports for FY 2017 - FY 2019 and FY 2020 by clicking below.

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

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2016 Measure B Currently Open Call for Projects

 

Monthly 2016 Measure B Program Placemat Update

2016 Measure B Update September 2021

Download the 2016 Measure B Update for September 2021

2016 Measure B Update for September 2021(Text)

Local Streets and Roads

• Receiving and reviewing annual documentation, due October 1st.
• Allocation through FY23: $270.7M
• Expenditure through September 2021:: $98.9M

BART Phase II

• No 2016 Measure B activities in September 2021.
• Allocation through FY23: $150M

Bicycle & Pedestrian

• Capital Projects: Reviewing required project documentation.
• Education & Encouragement: Receiving and reviewing annual documentation, due October 1st.
• Planning Studies: Continued developing funding agreements.
• Allocation through FY23: $56.4M
• Expenditure through September 2021: $945K

Caltrain Grade Separation

• Received fund allocation agreement from Sunnyvale, Mountain View, and Palo Alto. VTA has responded to the Cities and will be meeting with each city in early October.
• Allocation through FY21: $38M
• Expenditure through September 2021: $405K

Caltrain Corridor Capacity Improvements

• No 2016 Measure B activities in September 2021.
• Allocation through FY23: $42.5M
• Expenditure through September 2021:: $2.9M

Highway Interchanges

• Call-for-projects window still open -- applications are due on October 12.
• US 101 SB to SR 87 SB Connector Ramp & US 101 SB On-Ramp from Story Rd: Contract awarded.
• US 101/Trimble-De La Cruz Blvd Interchange Improvement: Construction to begin October 2021.
• Allocation through FY21: $206.9M
• Expenditure through September 2021: $57.4M

County Expressways

• Reviewing project quarterly reports and ongoing reimbursement requests.
• Allocation through FY23: $50M
• Expenditure through September 2021: $9.2M

SR 85 Corridor

• No 2016 Measure B activities in September 2021.
• Allocation through FY23: $14.5M
• Expenditure through September 2021: $1.4M

Transit Operations

• Innovative Transit Service Models: Finalizing individual funding agreements with Santa Clara County, Milpitas and Mountain View.
• Allocation through FY23: $112.8M
• Expenditure through September 2021: $69.6M

Program Administration

• Continued updates to the 2016 Measure B transparency website and the VTA.org page.
• Awarded the on-call Complete Streets technical assistance contract to HMH Engineers.
• Allocation through FY23: $15.2M
• Expenditure through September 2021: $6.3M

 

 

2016 Measure B Citizens' Oversight Committee

At its September 2017 meeting, the VTA Board of Directors appointed seven individuals to serve on the 2016 Measure B Citizens' Oversight CommitteeThe purpose of the committee is to ensure that the funds are being expended consistent with the approved Program. Annually, the committee has an audit of the Program conducted by an independent auditor.

2016 Measure B Annual Reports
2016 Measure B Performance Audits
Input Received at MBCOC Public Hearings

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

Local Streets & Roads Annual Documentation Templates

Bicycle & Pedestrian Education and Encouragement Annual Documentation Templates

Contact Us

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