Social Services Transportation Advisory Committee

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.

The SSTAC meets jointly with the ITC on a monthly basis. SSTAC meetings are held on the 1st Monday of every month at 3:00 p.m. The meetings are open to the public.

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 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:

  • John Andoh, City of Escalon 
  • Toan Tran, San Joaquin Regional Transit District
  • Armando Valerio, San Joaquin County Public Health 
  • Deborah Gurley, Transit User
  • Joni Bauer, Community Center for the Blind
  • Wilma Murray, Valley Mountain Regional Center
  • Ed Lovell, City of Tracy
  • Julia Tyack, City of Lodi 
  • Robert Balderama, State Council on Development Disabilities