San Mateo Countywide Transportation Plan 2040 (SMCTP 2040)

What is the San Mateo Countywide Transportation Plan?

The San Mateo Countywide Transportation Plan 2040 (SMCTP 2040) is a long-range, comprehensive transportation planning document. The current Countywide Transportation Plan, CTP 2010, was adopted in 2001. Since that time, the county’s population and employment have increased substantially, several major transportation projects have been completed, and many policies have changed at the local, regional, state, and federal levels.

The plan is intended to articulate clear transportation planning goals and objectives to promote consistency and compatibility among all transportation plans and programs within the county. The plan supports an integrated system‐wide approach to transportation planning that gives proper consideration to the countywide transportation network as a whole, not just in its constituent parts.

San Mateo Countywide Transportation Plan Vision Statement

The central vision statement for the SMCTP 2040 is the following:

“Provide an economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable transportation system that offers practical travel choices, enhances public health through changes in the built environment, and fosters inter‐jurisdictional cooperation.”

The central vision is supported by specific vision statements and goals for each element of the plan. These statements of vision and goals provide a framework for decision making that will guide countywide transportation investment, operation and management for the next two decades. The central theme of the statements is that a coordinated, multi-modal approach that relies on advanced technologies and management practices will be required to meet the growing and changing transportation needs of San Mateo County.

Status of the Plan

A draft version of the SMCTP 2040 was developed by C/CAG in coordination with our study partners, including the San Mateo County Transportation Authority and the San Mateo County Transit District. The draft plan is now available for public comment, and C/CAG will host a series of public workshops in September 2016. The final plan is expected to be complete in late 2016 or early 2017.

Review the Draft SMCTP 2040 and Provide Comments

Draft San Mateo Countywide Transportation Plan 2040

Please provide your comments by completing a brief survey about the plan here.

You can also submit formal comment letters by e-mail to or mail to C/CAG at 555 County Center 5th Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063

Deadline for comments is Monday, October 31, 2016.

Upcoming Public Workshops

C/CAG invites you to attend public workshops for the San Mateo Countywide Transportation Plan 2040. The workshops will provide an opportunity to learn more about the plan, ask questions, and offer feedback.

SMCTP 2040 Public Workshop Flyer

South San Francisco

Tuesday, September 27, 6:30-8:30 pm

Council Chamber – Community Room, Municipal Service Center
33 Arroyo Drive
South San Francisco, CA 94080


Wednesday, September 28, 6:30-8:30 pm

Pacifica Police Department – Emergency Operations Center Conference Room (EOC)
2075 Coast Highway
Pacifica, CA 94044

Menlo Park

Thursday, September 29, 6:30-8:30 pm

Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, Cypress Room
701 Laurel Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025


SMCTP 2040 Public Workshops Boards


For more information, please e-mail