Measure V - Transportation Expenditure Plan

Measure V is Merced County's 30-year 1/2 cent transportation sales tax that was passed by voters in November 2016. The measure is estimated to generate $15 million in new revenue annually and $450 million over the life of the measure.

The voter-approved Transportation Expenditure Plan was developed by a 24 member Transportation Expenditure Plan Steering Committee who offered a flexible approach to providing transportation funding directly to local governments and setting aside funding for projects of regional benefits along our highways and regionally significant corridors. The expenditure plan allocates the estimated $15 million in new annual revenue to the following funding categories:

  • Regional Projects (east and west side shares)
  • Local Projects and Alternative Modes Projects
  • Transit
  • Administration

 Citizens Oversight Committee

The purpose of the Committee is to assess the program's consistency with the voter-approved Transportation Expenditure Plan by reviewing financial and performance audits, reports from member agencies, annual receipts and other documents as needed.

The Committee consists of 14 members - 7 to be nominated by local jurisdictions through separate processes, and 7 to be appointed directly by the MCAG Governing Board. At this time, MCAG is seeking eligible applicants for the following categories:

  • Building industry representative
  • Agriculture industry representative
  • Representative from an ethnic community group
  • Representative from a major private sector Merced County employer
  • Representative from an advocacy group representing bicyclists and pedestrians, and/or transit
  • A professional in the field of audit, finance and/or budgeting with a minimum of five years in a relevant and senior decision-making position in the public or private sector
  • Environmental advocacy group representative

Applicants must be a U.S. citizens 18 years of age or older who reside in Merced County and are not public employees at any state, county or local city agency, or an elected official at any level of government.

View more information about the Citizens Oversight Committee.

Resources and Materials

Funding pie chart
Funding shortfall