SJCOG determines the amount of public transportation funds available for allocation within the cities of Escalon, Lathrop, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Stockton, and Tracy, and the County of San Joaquin. Prior to disbursing these Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds, SJCOG must identify any unmet public transit needs that may exist in San Joaquin County. The Unmet Transit Needs (UTN) assessment is developed to ensure that all unmet transit needs that are "reasonable to meet" are met before funds are expended for non-transit uses, such as streets and roads.
The Final Unmet Transit Needs Assessment was approved by the Board of Directors on June 28th, 2018. The next cycle has begun, and comments will be collected until the end of December. Please take time to visit the tabs below to find out more about the UTN, attend a hearing, or take our survey.
The “Reasonable To Meet” standard is based on several criteria that analyze how
accommodating that transit need will affect the rest of the transit system that it relates to. If it passes the criteria then it is found reasonable to meet and changes will be made to accommodate the need.
The process is done annually and entails a comprehensive public outreach program and a series of workshops throughout the county to obtain comments on unmet transit needs that may be reasonable to meet. Once the comments are received, the Social Services Transportation Advisory Committee analyzes them to determine if there are any transit needs that meet the adopted definitions of "reasonable to meet" and "unmet transit need" and makes a recommendation of findings to the SJCOG Board. If the Board determines there are unmet transit needs that are reasonable to meet, the affected jurisdiction must satisfy the needs before any TDA funds are expended for non-transit purposes.
Watch our UTN video today to learn more about the process!
|City of Ripon||259 N. Wilma Ave||10/09/2018||6:00PM|
|City of Tracy||Tracy Transit Station, 50 E. 6th Street||10/16/2018||10:30AM|
|City of Tracy|| Council Chambers at City Hall, 333 Civic Center Plaza
|City of Lodi||Carnegie Forum, 305 W. Pine Street
|City of Escalon||City Council Chambers, 2060 McHenry Ave||11/19/2018||7:00PM|
|City of Manteca|| 1001 W. Center St.
Ride the bus? How about the train? Wish there were more routes? Then take our Unmet Transit Needs Survey today! With only six questions it takes less than two minutes to complete. Make your voice heard and take the survey in English here or download to print here.
Please mail surveys to or/o Por favor enviar por correo:
San Joaquin Council of Governments, ATTN: Michelle Lacondeguy, 555 East Weber Avenue, Stockton CA 95202