Social Services Transportation Advisory Council

The Social Service Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC), created by California Code, Public Utilities Code (PUC) 99238 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 are scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the San Joaquin Council of Governments. 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 OrganizationVoting MemberTermTerm End
1Representative of potential transit users who is 60 years of age or older, or representative of the San Joaquin County Department of Aging ServicesRita Carter - OverstreetYes1 yearJune 2024
2Representative of potential transit users who is disabledJoni Bauer - Community Center for the BlindYes
2 yearsJune 2024
3aRepresentatives of the local social service providers for seniors, including one representative of a social service transportation provider, if one existsMartha Aravelos - Catholic CharitiesYes
1 yearJune 2024
3bArmando Valerio - San Joaquin County Public Health Yes
2 yearsJune 2024
4aRepresentatives of the local social service providers for the disabled, including one representative of a social service transportation provider, if one exists Laura Alvarez - Valley Mountain Regional Center Yes
1 yearJune 2024
4bJeff Nichols - Valley Center for Advanced Personal SuccessYes
1 yearJune 2024
5Representative of a local social service provider for persons of limited means AvailableYes
1 yearJune 2024
6aRepresentatives from the local consolidated transportation service agency, pursuant to PUC 99238Dorrae Moore - ACCESS San JoaquinYes
2 yearsJune 2024
6bDamaris Galvan - ACCESS San Joaquin Yes
2 yearsJune 2024
7aAdditional members in accordance with the procedure prescribed in PUC 99238John Andoh - City of Escalon Yes
3 yearsJune 2025
7bJuan Portillo (Vice Chair) - City of MantecaYes
3 yearsJune 2025
7cFrank Huang - City of LodiYes
3 yearsJune 2025
7dJayne Pramod - City of TracyYes
3 yearsJune 2025
7eKen Baxter (Chair) - San Joaquin Regional Transit DistrictYes
3 yearsJune 2025
8Representative from Caltrans District 10 shall be an ex officio memberJoshua SwearingenNoIndefinitelyN/A


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