By: Angela Obeso
The San Mateo County Transportation Authority’s (SMCTA) agenda for Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, includes recommendations from their staff on the Measure A 2017 Highway Projects call for projects. The City of Menlo Park’s application to implement an adaptive traffic signal system along Willow Road, Marsh Road and Bayfront Expressway is included in those projects recommended for funding. The City collaborated with Caltrans to apply for $275,000 in grant funding. The SMCTA staff’s current recommendation is to award $193,250 to this project.
Adaptive systems allow traffic signals to “adapt” to real-time traffic conditions by constantly collecting volume and speed information and adjusting the signal timing to allow the most efficient movement of vehicles along a corridor. This will help ease congestion during peak commute times along three of the City’s highest traveled corridors, which will not only help the regional traffic, but also the local network.
This will be presented Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, as an informational item to the SMCTA board, then will be presented to the San Mateo City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) Jan. 18, 2018. The final SMCTA board action is currently anticipated to be taken Feb. 1, 2018.
For more information about the SMCTA board meetings and this grant program, see the Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, agenda
or the SMCTA Measure A Highway Program webpage