Social Services Transportation Advisory Committee

The Social Service Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC), created by Senate Bill (SB) 498 to meet requirements in state law, advises the Board on transit related issues for traditionally under-represented and underserved populations such as the elderly, disabled, low-income, and minority (i.e. Black, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American/ Alaskan Native, and Pacific Islander) community groups. It annually participates in the identification of transit needs in the region via the Unmet Transit Needs process and makes recommendations to the Board in their annual unmet transit needs determination and finding.

The SSTAC meets jointly with the ITC on a monthly basis. The meetings are generally scheduled for 3:00 p.m on the Monday following the Board meeting. The meetings are open to the public.

Meeting agendas can be found in our agenda center. Prior year's agendas can be viewed in our archive center. Interested parties may subscribe to email notifications to receive updates regarding posted agendas or meeting cancellations.

Membership of this committee is comprised of residents of San Joaquin County who are seniors, social service providers, transit users, and disabled. Members of SSTAC are appointed by the SJCOG Board. Members include:

  • John Andoh, City of Escalon Transit
  • Daniela Romero, San Joaquin Regional Transit District
  • Joni Bauer, Community Center for the Blind
  • DeAnna Nava, United Cerebral Palsy - San Joaquin
  • Robert Baldarama, Transit User
  • Georgia Lantsberger, City of Manteca Transit
  • Ann Fisler, Arc of San Joaquin
  • Deborah Gurley, Transit User
  • Nick Fung, Caltrans - District 10
  • Mary Grace Houlihan, City of Lathrop
  • Nate Knodt, San Joaquin Regional Transit District
  • George Lewis, California Department of Developmental Services
  • Wilma Murray, Valley Mountain Regional Center
  • Melissa Ogren, San Joaquin County Human Services Agency
  • Jayne Pramod, City of Tracy
  • Joga Singh, Transit User
  • Julia Tyack, City of Lodi Transit
  • Kevin Werner, City of Ripon
  • Robert Balderama, State Council on Development Disabilities