April/May 2023

TAM Annual Report

The TAM/Citizens' Oversight Committee (COC) 2022 Annual Report has been released and is available to view on the TAM website. The Annual Report provides an overview of TAM's progress to deliver transportation projects and programs. Additionally, it provides documentation and assurance that funds are being spent in accordance with the voter-approved Expenditure Plans. In the report you will find an overview of funding sources, TAM's current financial picture and status updates of high-priority transportation programs and projects that are supported by our local funding and other regional, state, and federal funds.

Read the 2022 Annual Report

TAM Crossing Guard Location Recertification Process Completed

TAM recently completed the recertification of Crossing Guard locations near Marin County schools. Transportation Authority of Marin Crossing Guard sites are reevaluated approximately every four years to determine the highest needs based on a variety of safety criteria. On April 27, the TAM Board approved extending funding beyond the baseline of 96 guards to 103 Crossing Guards for the upcoming year. A newly ranked list shows the overall scoring including new sites and discontinued sites throughout the County. The ranked list of sites, the staff report and overview presentation can be viewed here

Sites to be evaluated for a Crossing Guard are selected and the scoring criteria is approved by local Public Works Directors.  For the recertification process these sites are reviewed to ensure that they meet or exceed the standardized criteria, including pedestrian and traffic volumes, as well as safety issues. TAM has been able to increase the number of crossing guard locations from less than 60 locations to approximately 96 in recent years through additional funds from the voter-approved Measure B and Measure AA. Measure AA, approved in 2018, increased funding for the crossing guards from 4.2% to 7.0%.
See the Crossing Guard Recertification Materials

"Eyes Up Marin!" - Get Your Free Lawn Sign

TAM and our local communities have launched the Spring deployment of the Street Smarts “Eyes Up, Marin!” campaign. Street Smarts is a traffic safety program that educates drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists about safety issues, including distracted driving. The goal is to encourage people to adopt new attitudes and behaviors that will reduce the number of traffic-related accidents and make our streets safer for everyone.
The program focuses on placing outdoor advertising at locations throughout Marin County where traffic problems occur most frequently. The placement of specific messages was determined based on findings from the 2018 Systemic Safety Analysis Report as well as analysis of 2016-2020 countywide collision data. You may have already noticed the colorful, informative banners up around the county. You can participate by putting a free lawn sign in your yard; just contact your local municipality here.

TAM Celebrates Earth Day - Bike To Work Day, and Bike Month

What's good for the environment and reducing congestion? Walking, biking, and public transportation! TAM supports all of these ways to get around. See below for a sampling of events designed to keep you active and reduce your carbon footprint.

Rotary Day of Service is May 13
The Rotary Day of Service will include hands-on service opportunities (9am – 11am) including landscaping and clean-up projects at the Marin Civic Center and a “protecting the environment” fair (11am – 2pm) at Children's’ Island / Lagoon Park.  The Environmental Exhibitor Fair will include battery recycling, exhibits from community organizations, public agencies and environmentally minded businesses and an Electric Vehicles and e-Bike show. Learn More.

Bike to Work Day is May 18
TAM will be hosting an Energizer Station at the Central Marin Ferry Connection. If you're passing by on your bike that morning stop on by and pick up a goodie bag and some healthy, energizing snacks! See you there! (You can find all the Energizer Stations here, so no matter where you're riding, you can find one close to you.)

Bike Fest in the Park is May 20

On Saturday, May 20th, you can join the second annual Bike Fest In the Park! held at Pickleweed Park in San Rafael. This event celebrates cycling and community spirit. Expert mechanics from Bike Mobile will fix bikes for kids and families, there will be a bike rodeo, and a bike parade from Pickleweed Park along the Bay Trail to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Come for free food, drinks, games, prizes, giveaways, and the bike blender to pedal smoothies!

Richmond-San Rafael E-Bike Commute Program Incentives Available!
MTC's Richmond-San Rafael Bridge E-Bike Commute Program promotes the use of electric bicycles (e-bikes) for commuting across the RSR Bridge on the bicycle/pedestrian path. MTC provides discounts on e-bike purchases; visit the MTC website for full details and eligibility requirements.

Detailed Planning Efforts for Three Marin County Interchanges Kicks Off

TAM is initiating detailed planning for three Marin County interchanges selected for advancement under the Highway 101 Interchange and Approaching Roadway Study:

  •  SR 131 Tiburon Blvd./East Blithedale Ave.
  •  Manuel T. Freitas Parkway/Civic Center Dr.
  •  Alameda del Prado/Nave Drive
At the TAM BPAC Meeting on May 16, TAM staff will provide an overview and receive comments about the interchanges and upcoming planning efforts. We would like to gather community input on the scope of improvements to be studied further in the next phase to ensure that improvements align with the needs and aspirations of your community. To view the improvement concepts or provide a comment visit the project web page: The BPAC agenda will be posted to the TAM calendar page at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning for Marin's Transportation System Awarded

On January 31, 2023, TAM released a request for proposals (RFP) seeking technical support to advance adaptation planning, identify potential solutions to the threats sea level rise poses to Marin communities, roadways, and critical transportation assets, and guide future implementation of transportation infrastructure and TAM funding programs. The TAM Board of Commissioners awarded a contract to Arup, one of six firms that submitted proposals as part of the RFP.

TAM has been coordinating with partner agencies and stakeholders in Marin County and the region to advance adaptation planning for sea level rise. The Measure AA ½-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Expenditure Plan sets aside 1% of the transportation sales tax projects to address transportation impacts from sea level rise (SLR). You can view the presentation and staff report here.

View the Presentation
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Marin City Storm Water Plan - Public Participation Process Begins

The Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District is beginning work on the Marin City Stormwater Plan and is providing many opportunities for public participation. The first community meeting is scheduled for June 1; additional meeting details will be posted to the District website when available. Additionally, a local task force has been created to assure that community interests and concerns are taken into account during the 18-month development of the stormwater plan. There will be a total of five task force meetings and three community meetings over the 18-month process.

SR-37 to be Closed Sat. May 20 at 3 a.m. to Sun. May 21 at 11 a.m.

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) will close State Route 37 east of SR-121 to make repairs to the railroad crossing near the Sonoma Raceway (Sears Point). The roadway will be closed from Saturday, May 20, at 3:00 a.m. until Sunday, May 21, at 11:00 a.m. Details including detour information will be posted on the SMART construction update webpage.

PG&E Rebates of Up to $4000 Announced for Used EVs

PG&E recently released an EV fleet rebate for the purchase of used electric vehicles. The rebate is for pre-owned vehicles only and the vehicles must be battery electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. They can be either purchased or leased and the rebate amounts range from $1000 to $4000 per vehicle. Applications must be submitted within 180 days after purchase or lease to receive the rebate.

SMART Introduces New Starlighter Service on Friday and Saturday Nights

SMART’s new Starlighter train operates Friday and Saturday nights for leisure trips to enjoy dining, entertainment, and evening events. View details including timetables and itinerary ideas.

Service Changes Coming to Marin Transit in June on Eleven Routes

Beginning on June 11, 2023, Marin Transit will be making changes to local bus routes and schedules to better align with current ridership demands and improve reliability. Routes affected include: 22, 23, 23X, 29, 35, 49, 71, 219, 241, 257, 645, and 651. You can view all the changes here.


5/8: Executive Committee Meetings
5/15: Citizens' Oversight Committee Meeting
5/16: Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee
5/25: Board of Commissioners Meeting
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