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, persons with disabilities, 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.

Council Members

Gayle MillerSenior Transit User
Lynn Downum-HanzalLocal Social Service Provider for Persons with Disabilities
Barbara HurtadoLocal Social Service Provider for Persons with Disabilities
Allen Norris
Transit User Who Is a Person With A Disability
Wendy CampbellLocal Social Service Provider for Seniors
Serenity AndersonLocal Transit Operator, First Transit
Jose ChavezLocal Consolidated Transportation Service Agency, The Bus
Stephen HillyerLocal Social Service Transportation Provider for Persons with Disabilities
Linda Dash
Local Service Provider for Persons of Limited Means
Diane Mejia
Transit User
VacantLocal Social Service Transportation Provider for Seniors

 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, persons with disabilities 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 (PDF) and deliver to MCAG or email Elizabeth Forte.


More Information

Visit the Unmet Transit Needs Page