Social Services Transportation Advisory Council

About the Council

The purpose of the Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC) is to solicit the input of transit-dependent and transit disadvantaged persons, including the elderly, handicapped, low income persons, and youths regarding transit needs in Merced County. The SSTAC is convened annually, at minimum, for the Unmet Transit Needs process as required by the Transportation Development Act.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval at the subsequent meeting.

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Members of the SSTAC shall be appointed by the transportation planning agency which shall recruit candidates for appointment from a broad representation of social service and transit providers representing the elderly, the handicapped, and persons of limited means. In appointing council members, the transportation planning agency shall strive to attain geographic and minority representation among council members.

If you are interested in being appointed to the SSTAC, please fill out the application and deliver to MCAG or email to Natalia Austin.

Council Members

Rich Green, Chair The Bus
Lynn Downum-Hanzal,    Vice Chair Service Provider for Disabled
Alexandra Pierce Service Provider for Seniors
VACANT Senior Transit Rider
Margaret Buchman-Garcia Disabled Transit Rider
Albert Perez Service Contractor Representative
VACANT Social Service Transportation Provider for the Disabled
Lisa Hansen Local Social Service Provider for Persons of Limited Means
VACANT Local Social Service Transportation Provider for Seniors
Timothy Rivera Transit Rider, Citizen at Large