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Unmet Transit Needs
About the Process
As the administrator of Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds for San Joaquin County, SJCOG is charged with performing the Unmet Transit Needs (UTN) process. The purpose of this process is 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.

"Unmet Transit Needs" are those trips required - but not currently provided and not scheduled to be provided within San Joaquin County - for residents who use or would use public transportation to meet their life expectation.  

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 completed 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 (SSTAC) 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. 

Current Unmet Transit Needs Process
The process for the FY 2017/2018 Unmet Transit Needs Analysis & Determination is currently underway. Upcoming milestones, public comments, and past public meetings are shown below.

Upcoming Milestones
  • February 2017: Release of draft document for 30-day comment period 
  • February 27, 2017: Update provided at SSTAC Meeting 
  • March 20, 2017: Public Hearing to receive comments on draft report at SSTAC Meeting
  • TBD: SSTAC and Board approval of final document

Public Comments
SJCOG received over a hundred public comments between April 2016 and January 2017. Comments were received via the online and printed survey and in person at twelve public hearings. Survey and hearing schedule shown below.

The official public comment period is now closed and the comments received are currently being reviewed by SJCOG to develop the 2017/2018 Unmet Transit Needs Analysis & Determinations, however SJCOG would welcome additional input by attending any of the upcoming meetings, or by email.

Create your own user feedback survey 


2016 Public Meeting Dates

Organization Time Date Type Location
City of Tracy 7:00 p.m. Tuesday,
October 18
Public Hearing,
City Council
City Council Chambers, 
333 Civic Center, Tracy
City of Manteca 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, 
November 1
Public Hearing,
City Council
City Council Chambers, 
1001 W. Center St, Manteca
City of Manteca 5:00 p.m. Wednesday,  
November 2
Public Hearing Manteca Transit Center
220 Moffat Blvd., Manteca
San Joaquin RTD 12:00 p.m. Thursday,
November 3
Public Hearing

Downtown Transit Center -Boardroom, 421 East
Weber Ave. Stockton

City of Tracy  5:30 p.m. Monday,
November 7
Public Hearing Tracy Transit Center
50 East 6th Street, Tracy
City of Ripon 6:00 p.m. Tuesday,
November 8
Public Hearing, City Council City Council Chambers, 
259 N Wilma Ave., Ripon
City of Lodi 6:00
p.m.
Wednesday
November 9, 
Public Hearing Lodi Public Library
2001 W. Locust Street, Lodi
RTD 5:30 p.m. Thursday 
November 10
Public Hearing Downtown Transit Center - Boardroom
421 E. Weber Ave. Stockton
RTD 10:00 
a.m. 
Friday, 
November 18
Public Hearing Downtown Transit Center - Boardroom
421 E. Weber Ave., Stockton
City of Escalon 7:00
p.m. 
Monday, December 5 Public Hearing, City Council City Council Chambers
2060 McHenry Ave., Escalon
City of Lathrop 7:00 p.m.  Monday, 
December 5
Public Hearing, City Council City Council Chambers
290 Towne Centre Dr,, Lathrop
City of Lodi 7:00 p.m. Wednesday December 21 Public Hearing Lodi Carnegie Forum
305 W. Pine St., Lodi






























Past Unmet Transit Needs
Analysis & Determination Documents


Rob Cunningham 
Senior Regional Planner
Email
Ph: (209) 235-0389