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 are scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the SJCOG office. 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 Category||Member/Member Organization||Term||Term End|
|1||Representative of potential transit users who is 60 years of age or older, or representative of the San Joaquin County Department of Aging Services||Rita Carter - Overstreet||1 year||June 2023|
|2||Representative of potential transit users who is disabled||Joni Bauer - Community Center for the Blind||2 years||June 2024|
|3a||Representatives of the local social service providers for seniors, including one representative of a social service transportation provider, if one exists||Iris Ruelas - Catholic Charities||1 year||June 2023|
|3b||Armando Valerio - San Joaquin County Public Health||2 years||June 2024|
|4a||Representatives 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||1 year||June 2023|
|4b||Available||1 year||June 2023|
|5||Representative of a local social service provider for persons of limited means||Available||1 year||June 2023|
|6a||Representatives from the local consolidated transportation service agency, pursuant to subdivision (a)||Tonisha Mixon - ACCESS San Joaquin||2 years||June 2024|
|6b||Bee Thao - ACCESS San Joaquin||2 years||June 2024|
|7a||Additional members in accordance with the procedure prescribed in subdivision (b)||John Andoh - City of Escalon||3 years||June 2025|
|7b||Juan Portillo (Vice Chair) - City of Manteca||3 years||June 2025|
|7c||Frank Huang - City of Lodi||3 years||June 2025|
|7d||Jayne Pramod - City of Tracy||3 years||June 2025|
|7e||Ken Baxter (Chair) - San Joaquin Regional Transit District||3 years||June 2025|
|8||Representative from Caltrans District 10 shall be an ex officio member||Joshua Swearingen||Indefinitely||N/A|