Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act, was signed into law in April 2017. SB 1 raises gasoline taxes and vehicle registration fees to invest $54 billion statewide over the next 10 years to fix the state highway system as well as local roads, freeways and bridges and puts more dollars toward mass transit and bike and pedestrian projects.
This page is dedicated to showing where the County of San Mateo is investing funds from SB 1.
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Spotlight: Your Gas Tax Dollars at Work
In this video, Jim Porter, the County's Director of Public Works, discusses how funds from SB 1 allow the County to accelerate road repair and maintenance projects. The average driver in California spends $739 per year on wear and tear due to driving on bad roads.*
Why Senate Bill 1 is important to the County of San Mateo
The County will receive approximately $3.3 million in new revenue for the 2017-18 fiscal year and approxiately $9.6 million in the 2018-19 fiscal year (the first full fiscal year new gas taxes will be in effect). The California Department of Transportation estimates the County will receive approximately $100 million in new revenue over the next 10 years (through fiscal year 2026-27).
This new revenue allows the County to tackle a backlog of road repair and maintenance projects and invest in transportation improvements. This table lists the first round of projects:
|Project||Anticipated Completion||Estimated Useful Life||Estimated Cost|
|Reconstruction of portions of Seventh Avenue in North Fair Oaks||Fall 2018||20-25 years||$1,500,000|
|Reconstruction of streets on the West Menlo Park Area Priority List (Croner Avenue)||Fall 2018||20-25 years||$550,000|
|Reconstruction of Madrid, Sevilla and Sonora avenues in El Granada||Fall 2018||10-15 years||$500,000|
|Cape, Slurry and Chip Seal on streets in Emerald Lake Hills, El Granada, Montara, Princeton by the Sea and North Fair Oaks||Fall 2018||5-10 years||$1,500,000|
|Reconstruciton of roads in the Colma area||Summer 2019||20-25 years||$900,000|
|Overlay project in Road Maintenance Districts 3, 9 and 10; El Granada, San Mateo Highlands and West Menlo Park areas||Summer 2019||10-15 years||$1,800,000|
|Cape and Slurry Seal Project in Burlingame Hills, Emerald Lake Hills, North Fair Oaks, Sequoia Tract and West Menlo Park areas||Summer 2019||5-10 years||$1,500,000|
|Chip Seal project in Road Maintenance Districts 8, 9 and 10||Summer 2019||5-10 years||$900,000|
|Avenue Cabrillo Storm Drainage Project (Installation of storm drain pipes, drainage manholes and inlets)||Summer 2018||25-30 years||$500,000|
|Culvert Improvement Project in La Honda, Road Maintenance Districts 8 and 10 (Removing and replacing eroded or collapses culverts)||Summer 2019||20-25 years||$750,000
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Rebuilding California Project Map
This interactive map from the California Department of Transportation shows projects in local communities and statewide funded by revenues from SB 1:
* (Source: TRIP Report, (California Transportation by the Numbers, Meeting the State’s Need for Safe, Smooth and Efficient Mobility, August 2016, https://mtc.ca.gov/sites/default/files/CA_Transportation_by_the_Numbers_TRIP_Report_2016.pdf, pg.12)
Note: The County maintains approximately 315 miles of streets and roads in the unicorporated areas of San Mateo County -- that is areas not within a city's boundaries. The state is responsible for certain roads such as Highways 101, 82 (El Camino Real), 35 (Skyline Boulevard) and 84 (Woodside Road) while the federal government is responsible for Interstates 280 and 380 and certain other roads.
Check with your local city and the state of California for information on SB 1 investments in those jurisdictions.