The San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority (SJJPA) is comprised of ten member agencies which include the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission, Sacramento Regional Transit, Stanislaus Council of Governments, Merced County Association of Governments, Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Tulare County Association of Governments, Madera County Transportation Commission, Alameda County, Fresno Council of Governments, and the Kings County Association of Governments. One elected official from each agency makes up the Board.
The Intercity Passenger Rail Act of 2012 (AB 1779), passed with bipartisan support by the Legislature in August 2012 and signed by Governor Brown in September 2012, reauthorized regional government agencies' ability to form the San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority (SJJPA) to take over the governance/management of the existing San Joaquin intercity passenger rail service between Bakersfield-Fresno-Modesto-Stockton-Sacramento-Oakland.
SJJPA meetings are held regularly in alternating locations. These meetings are open to the public and there is an opportunity on every agenda for the public to offer comments.