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 CategoryMember/Member Organization
1Representative of potential transit users who is 60 years of age or older, or representative of the San Joaquin County Department of Aging ServicesDeborah Gurley - Transit User 
2Representative of potential transit users who is disabledRobert Balderama - State Council on Developmental Disabilities
3aRepresentatives of the local social service providers for seniors, including one representative of a social service transportation provider, if one existsFrank Huang - City of Lodi
3bArmando Valerio (Vice Chair) - San Joaquin County Public Health 
4aRepresentatives 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 
4bJoni Bauer - Community Center for the Blind
5Representative of a local social service provider for persons of limited means Jayne Pramod - City of Tracy
6aRepresentatives from the local consolidated transportation service agency, pursuant to subdivision (a)Bee Thao - ACCESS San Joaquin
6bMax Calder - ACCESS San Joaquin 
7aAdditional members in accordance with the procedure prescribed in subdivision (b)John Andoh (Chair) - City of Escalon 
7bJuan Portillo - City of Manteca
8Representative of Caltrans District 10 (Ex-Officio)N/A