SOCIAL SERVICES TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL

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The Fresno COG Policy Board established its Social Service Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC) in 1988 to review transit issues with emphasis on annually identifying transit needs within Fresno County. Transit needs include those of transit-dependent and transit-disadvantaged persons, including the elderly, disabled and persons of limited means. This Advisory Council is consistent with State law (SB 498, Chapter 673, 1987), which mandates both the purpose and minimum membership of this body. All SSTAC meetings are open to the public. Citizens can request to be placed on the mailing list to receive committee agendas. SSTAC meets the third Tuesday of the month, January through June or as needed.

SSTAC Membership

Potential Transit User 60 Years of Age or Older (minimum of 1)
Michael Mendez, Jr., Sanger/Fresno County, Term Expires 1-2021

 

Representatives of the Local Social Service Providers for Seniors (minimum of 2)
Sonia Del La Rosa, Fresno County, Term Expires 6-2021
Brian Spaunhurst, Fresno County Public Works, Term Expires 1-2021

Potential Transit User Who Is Disabled (minimum of 1)

Sarin Wakimian, Fresno/Fresno County, Term Expires 6-2021

Representative of the Local Social Service Provider for Disabled (minimum of 2)

Vidal Medina, RICV, Fresno/Fresno County, Term Expires 5-2023

Bill Hyatt, CVRC, Fresno/Fresno County, Term Expires 6-2021

Representative of a Local Social Service Provider for Persons of Limited Means (minimum of 1)
Hector Medina, Fresno County, Fresno/Fresno County, Term Expires 6-2021
 

Representatives from the Local Consolidated Transportation Service Agency (minimum of 2)
Amy Hance, Clovis Transit, Clovis/Fresno County, Term Expires 6-2023
Monty Cox, FEOC/CTSA, Fresno/Fresno County, Term Expires 6-2023
Moses Stites, FCRTA, Fresno/Fresno County, Term Expires 3-2021
Judith Nishi, FAX, Sanger/Fresno County, Term Expires 6-2021
Chenier Derrick, Fresno/Fresno County, Term Expires 6-2023

Representatives of General Public, who used Public Transit
Yonas Paulos, Fresno/Fresno County, Term Expires 6-2023
Matthew Gilliam, Fresno/Fresno County, Term Expires 10-2022

2020/2021 Unmet Public Transit Needs Process

At the beginning of each fiscal year, the Fresno COG must determine the amount of TDA funds available from the TDA Local Transportation Fund (LTF) for allocation to local agencies within Fresno County. Allocations are made in four categories: Bicycle and pedestrian facilities, social service transportation, regional transportation planning, and public transportation. In certain cases, funding from the public transportation category can be applied to local streets and roads in individual jurisdictions if a finding has been made that there are no unmet transit needs that are reasonable to meet within the jurisdiction; however, public transit must be given priority. As a result, prior to allocating LTF funds for any use other than public transit in the public transportation category, the Fresno COG must identify any unmet public transit needs that may exist in Fresno County that are reasonable to meet.  The Unmet Transit Needs Assessment process is conducted to identify any unmet transit needs and make any related findings.

Unmet Transit Needs Process Flyer – English

Unmet Transit Needs Process Flyer – Spanish

Previous Unmet Public Transit Needs Processes

2019/2020 Unmet Transit Needs Report – Final

2019/2020 19-07 Transmittal Package FINAL (002)

2018/2019 Unmet Transit Needs Report – Final

2017/2018 Unmet Transit Needs Notice of Findings

2016/2017 Unmet Transit Needs Notice of Findings

2015/2016 Unmet Transit Needs Notice of Findings