Unmet Transit Needs
In order for Merced County to be eligible for Transportation Development Act funds, MCAG is required to identify the unmet transit needs of the county by soliciting the comments of transit dependent or disadvantaged persons. An Unmet Transit Needs (UTN) assessment is required to ensure that all unmet transit needs that are "reasonable to meet" are met before funds are expended for non-transit uses, such as streets and roads.
WHAT IS AN UNMET TRANSIT NEED?
ATTEND A UNMET TRANSIT NEEDS HEARING
In accordance with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20, the Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC) on behalf of Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG), will not be holding Unmet Transit Needs hearings in-person. Rather, the SSTAC members and MCAG staff will be holding a virtual public hearing via Zoom where members of the public will have the opportunity to observe and offer public comment in real-time.
HEARING DATE: FALL of 2021
SUBMIT A COMMENT
Ride The Bus? Do you feel like you have an unmet need in your area? Let us know, submit your comment online here.
Toma El Bus? Siente que tiene una necesidad insatisfecha en su área? Háganoslo saber submeta su comentario en línea aquí.
Mail a comment to: Merced County Association of Governments c/o Natalia Austin 369 W. 18th St Merced Ca 95340
COMMENT PERIOD HAS ENDED
The TJPA is currently working on addressing the unmet Transit needs From Fiscal Year 2020-2021:
- Provide transit service to north Merced (north of Merced College).
- Provide additional service to Planada
To view a copy of the final report which includes responses to all comments click here.