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Funding Transportation Improvements in Santa Clara County

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Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority presentation to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors about Funding Transportation Improvements in Santa Clara County on Aug. 25, 2015.

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Funding Transportation Improvements in Santa Clara County

  1. 1. Board of Supervisors Workshop 8/25/15 Funding Transportation Improvements in Santa Clara County
  2. 2. 2 Presentation Outline • VTA Role • Growth Forecast for Santa Clara County • Historical Ballot Measures • VTA Grant Funding • VTA Sponsored Countywide Projects (Non-Ballot Measure) • Envision Silicon Valley – Process for New Ballot Measure
  3. 3. 3 VTA Role • Countywide Transit Operations • Congestion Management Agency • Funding Agency • Project Delivery Agency
  4. 4. 4 Growth Forecast For Santa Clara County • 2040 Santa Clara County projection1: +546,000 residents, +226,000 jobs 1Source: ABAG Plan Bay Area Population Forecasts and 2010 US Census
  5. 5. 5 Why the Need for Local Ballot Measures? • Federal and State Funds are not keeping pace to address transportation needs • Santa Clara County was the first county to adopt local sales tax to fund regional transportation needs in 1984 80% 20% Fed/State vs. Local (pre-1980) Fed/State Local 20% 80% Fed/State vs. Local (current) Fed/State Local
  6. 6. 6 1976 Measure A • ½ Cent Sales Tax in perpetuity • Funds Transit Operations & Transit Capital • $ 4.3 Billion collected to date (December 2014) 100% Fund Sources State Federal Local 100% Investment by Mode Highway Transit Local
  7. 7. • Countywide Half-Cent Sales Tax, expired 1995 • Funded build-out of SR 85, US 101 Widening, & SR 237 Upgrade • $845 Million collected; $1.2 Billion total expenditures 7 1984 Measure A (1985 – 1995) 19% 11% 70% Fund Sources State Federal Local 100% Investment By Mode Highway Transit Local
  8. 8. • Countywide Half-Cent Sales Tax, expired 2006 • Funded highway, transit, and local streets and roads • $1.34 Billion collected; $1.9 Billion total expenditures 8 1996 Measure A/B (1997 – 2006) 31% 56% 13% Investment By Mode Highway Transit Local 19% 10% 71% Fund Sources State Federal Local
  9. 9. 9 1996 Measure A/B (Other Expenditures) • 30 Low Floor Light Rail Vehicles • Pavement Management Program • County Expressway Program  Level of Service Program  Signal Synchronization Program • Bicycle Program • Consolidated Biological Mitigation Site
  10. 10. • Countywide Half-Cent Sales Tax • Funds Transit Improvements • $1.4 Billion collected to date (December 2014) 10 2000 Measure A (2006 – 2036) 15% 16% 69% Fund Sources State Federal Local 100% Investment By Mode Highway Transit Local
  11. 11. 11 2000 Measure A Projects Measure A Funding for Key Projects Project Estimated Cost (All Sources) Measure A Portion VTA BART Phase I1 $ 3,419 Million $ 1,787 Million VTA BART Phase II $ 4,693 Million $ 1,0002 Million Caltrain Electrification $ 1,500 Million $ 61 Million Caltrain Other Projects $ 99 Million $ 61 Million BRT Corridors/Vehicles $ 586 Million $ 400 Million 70 Low Floor LR Vehicles $ 200 Million $ 200 Million 1Includes corridor establishment and program development costs 2Bond issuance to fund project, does not include financing costs
  12. 12. 12 Caltrain Contributions (FY 00 – FY 15) Source Operating Contribution Capital Contribution VTA Transit $ 213.4 Million $ 50.6 Million 2000 Measure A $0 $ 60.1 Million Total $ 213.4 Million $ 110.7 Million Future Commitments $26 Million Prop 1A Connectivity funds $20 Million MOU from Cap & Trade, Low Carbon Transit Revenue Based $61.9 Million 2000 Measure A (Remaining expenditures of estimated costs)
  13. 13. 13 2008 Measure B (2012 – 2042) • 1/8 Cent Sales Tax • Exclusively Funds Future Operating, Maintenance, and Capital Expenses of a BART Service
  14. 14. 14 2010 Vehicle Registration Ballot Measure • $10/year for each vehicle registered in Santa Clara County - Permanent • $15 million/year allocated to cities/County for local roadways • $45 million collected to date 80% 15% 5% Expenditure Plan Local Roadway Improvement (Formula) Countywide Program (Competitive) Administration Fee (up to 5%)
  15. 15. 15 VTA Grants • As the CMA for Santa Clara County, VTA is a conduit for Federal, State and Regional funding for local projects • VTA programs funding to cities & County following criteria approved by the VTA Board of Directors. • Grant Sources:  Federal: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Grants  State: State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)  State: Transportation Development Act (TDA)  Regional: Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA)  Regional: One Bay Area Grant (OBAG)  Local: Vehicle Registration Fund (VRF)
  16. 16. • Funded local improvements (roadway, bike, pedestrian) 16 VTA Grants to Cities/County Cities/County Population1 % Population Total Grants Received (2004 - 14) % of funds received Campbell 39,349 2.2% $26,994,908 4.8% Cupertino 58,302 3.0% $13,286,041 2.3% Gilroy 48,821 2.7% $24,662,087 4.4% Los Altos 28,976 1.6% $3,241,821 0.6% Los Altos Hills 7,922 0.4% $4,038,865 0.7% Los Gatos 29,413 1.7% $4,970,466 0.9% Milpitas 66,790 3.7% $21,310,553 3.8% Monte Sereno 3,341 0.2% $745,458 0.1% Morgan Hill 37,882 2.1% $15,715,262 2.8% Mountain View 74,066 4.2% $15,717,505 2.8% Palo Alto 64,403 3.6% $30,305,227 5.3% San Jose 945,942 53.1% $204,538,827 36.1% Santa Clara 116,468 6.5% $31,652,818 5.6% Saratoga 29,926 1.7% $20,096,569 3.5% Sunnyvale 140,081 7.9% $60,021,527 10.6% SC County 89,960 5.0% $89,221,172 15.7% TOTAL $566,519,106 1Source: 2010 Census
  17. 17. 17 VTA Sponsors and Delivers • VTA partners with Local Agencies and Caltrans to deliver major improvement projects in Santa Clara County • VTA assumes sponsorship role to secure federal, state or regional fund sources (non-measure funded) and performs role of project delivery agency to implement projects • Projects include major transit, highway and multi-jurisdictional bicycle improvements
  18. 18. 18 VTA Sponsored Projects (Examples) • Total VTA Sponsored Projects1 $1,400 1 Including projects not listed above Project Date Location Cost ($ Millions) Tasman West Light Rail 1999 Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View $292 Palo Alto Transit Center 2005 Palo Alto $6 Bike Share 2013 Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Jose $1 US 101 Auxiliary/HOV Lanes 2014 Palo Alto, Mountain View $103 I-280/I-880/Stevens Creek IC 2015 San Jose, Santa Clara $66 Santa Clara Caltrain Bike Tunnel 2017 Santa Clara, San Jose $14 I-880/Coleman Ave IC 2007 San Jose Airport $80 Dixon Landing Road IC 2004 Milpitas $45 SR 152/156 IC 2008 South County $34
  19. 19. 19 Envision Silicon Valley • Countywide Transportation Planning Update • Inclusive approach to develop a program for potential sales tax measure • Discuss current and future transportation needs, identify solutions and craft funding priorities. • An Ad-hoc committee of the VTA Board of Directors has been formed to help guide staff through the process. • VTA is working closely with our advisory groups throughout the process. Additionally, we have established stakeholder groups to solicit their vision and input.
  20. 20. 20 Envision Silicon Valley Near Term Activities 2015 • August 31: Call for Projects Due • September: VTA Board Adopts Evaluation Criteria • October: VTA Board Forwards Project List to MTC • Fall: VTA & Stakeholders Evaluate Projects 2016 • Winter/Spring: VTA & Stakeholders Refine Project List • Summer: VTA Board Considers Placing Measure on Ballot • November: Election

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