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Unmet Transit Needs Assessment
About the Process
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 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.

What is an "Unmet Transit Need"?
"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 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.

2017/18 Transit Needs Assessment

Cover of draft UTN reportSJCOG has received your comments on transit needs in San Joaquin County and used them along with transit analysis to develop this year's assessment of those needs. 
The DRAFT 2017/18 Unmet Transit Needs report is available
for review through the date of the UTN public hearing on May 17, 2017. 

Report Findings
The most frequently requested service from survey respondents was non-emergency medical transport (NEMT) to medical facilities in the Bay Area. In discussions during the Social Services Transportation Advisory Committee (SSTAC) volunteer subcommittee meetings, subcommittee members determined that NEMT is a potential Unmet Transit Need. However, they were unable to come to a consensus on whether this Unmet Transit Need should be considered reasonable to meet.  SJCOG staff is recommending that NEMT be identified as a “reasonable to meet” Unmet Transit Need. 

Public Hearing Schedul
There will be two public hearings on the UTN Draft Report.
  • May 1, 2017 – SSTAC/ITC Meeting @  3:00pm in the SJCOG Board Conference Room (555 E. Weber Avenue, Stockton)
  • May 17, 2017 – CAC Meeting @ 6:00 pm  in the SJCOG Board Conference Room (555 E. Weber Avenue, Stockton)
This is your opportunity to personally address your unmet transit needs directly with agency staff. We hope to see you there!

If you can't make it, we will accept and encourage public comments for this Unmet Transit Needs Cycle by mail (SJCOG - UTN, 555 East Weber Avenue, Stockton), email (), phone (209) 235-0190), and in person through May 17, 2017.

View Prior Years Unmet Transit Needs Analysis & Determination Documents

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