Originally passed in 1988 and renewed in 2004, Sacramento County’s current Transportation Plan and sales tax funding program – known as Measure A – generates approximately $100 million per year and has been used to help secure hundreds of millions of dollars in additional state and federal resources to move needed projects forward, including:
Highway, street and road construction and maintenance
Light Rail extensions and enhanced transit services
Improved Paratransit services for seniors and disabled persons
Bike, pedestrian and school route safety
Taxpayer money is protected and dedicated strictly to transportation projects approved by voters through active oversight provided by the STA governing board and an Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee, regular audits and quarterly progress reports. All of this can be found online at www.sacta.org.
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Now, transportation planners across the county are developing a new plan and proposal for funding for voters to consider that will ensure we fix our roads now in order save money later, and to invest in our entire highway, roadway and transit systems to keep pace with our growing region and economy.
Sacramento County Measure B Transportation Sales Tax Expenditure Plan
In spring 2016, the Sacramento Transportation Authority approved the Measure B Transportation Sales Tax Expenditure Plan (TEP), that will be considered by voters on the November 2016 ballot. If approved by voters, Measure B would raise $3.6 billion over 30 years to repave streets, repair aging roads and bridges, and fund new highway, connector and interchange projects. Measure B would also provide funding for operations, maintenance, security and expansion of Light Rail and other transit services to increase options for transit users, take cars off the roads and improve air quality. Click on the following documents for more information.
The Sacramento Transportation Authority (STA) was created in 1988 when Sacramento County voters approved the initial Measure A half-cent sales tax for roadway and transit improvements. The STA’s primary role is to administer the Measure A program, which has funded hundreds of transportation projects and other needs that have benefited County residents.
The STA’s governing board includes 16 elected officials from Sacramento County jurisdictions. Currently the governing board includes all five members of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, five members of the Sacramento City Council, two members of the Elk Grove City Council, and one member each of the Citrus Heights, Folsom, Galt and Rancho Cordova City Councils.