Transportation Development Act Fund Administration

Monies from the Local Transportation Fund (LTF) and State Transit Assistance Fund (STAF) help finance transit services and transportation projects in Merced County. MCAG is the designated Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) responsible for administration of the Transportation Development Act (TDA) in Merced County. The MCAG Governing Board determines the transit services needs and an annual finding whether or not there are any unmet transit needs in the county. MCAG's unmet transit needs process requires a Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC) which meets at least quarterly. All SSTAC meetings are advertised and serve as public hearings upon which the SSTAC bases its unmet transit needs finding and recommendation to the MCAG Governing Board.