Social Services Transportation Advisory Council
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.
SSTAC meetings quarterly at 3 p.m. on the first Tuesday of a month via Zoom due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. These meetings are open to the public and there is an opportunity on every agenda for the public to offer comments.
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 representatives from member jurisdictions and 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:
|Required Membership Category||Member/Member Organization|
|1||Representative of potential transit users who is 60 years of age or older, or representative of the San Joaquin County Department of Aging Services||Deborah Gurley - Transit User|
|2||Representative of potential transit users who is disabled||Robert Balderama - State Council on Developmental Disabilities|
|3a||Representatives of the local social service providers for seniors, including one representative of a social service transportation provider, if one exists||Frank Huang - City of Lodi|
|3b||Armando Valerio (Vice Chair) - San Joaquin County Public Health|
|4a||Representatives of the local social service providers for the disabled, including one representative of a social service transportation provider, if one exists||Marie Marchese - Valley Mountain Regional Center|
|4b||Joni Bauer - Community Center for the Blind|
|5||Representative of a local social service provider for persons of limited means||Jayne Pramod - City of Tracy|
|6a||Representatives from the local consolidated transportation service agency, pursuant to subdivision (a)||Bee Thao - ACCESS San Joaquin|
|6b||Max Calder - ACCESS San Joaquin|
|7a||Additional members in accordance with the procedure prescribed in subdivision (b)||John Andoh (Chair) - City of Escalon|
|7b||Juan Portillo - City of Manteca|
|8||Representative of Caltrans District 10 (Ex-Officio)||N/A|