SamTrans, County Look to Sales Tax

November 22, 2017

Daily Journal
By Samantha Weigel

​​​Are you fed up with traffic? Concerned about climate change? Would you like better transportation options? If you live in San Mateo County the answers are probably yes, but the real question local officials are asking is — are you willing to pay for it?

The San Mateo County Transit District released a new website as part of its educational outreach campaign “Get Us Moving San Mateo County.” The effort, which is funded in part by the county Board of Supervisors, is rolling out as SamTrans considers placing a half-cent sales tax on the November 2018 ballot.

With a poll conducted earlier in the year showing just under the two-thirds approval rates, officials are now looking to sway voters toward spending more on regional transportation needs.