The Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC) is one of the StanCOG Standing Committees. This committee, statutorily created in 1988 by Senate Bill (SB) 498, advises the Policy Board on transit issues. It annually reviews the transit needs in the region and makes a recommendation regarding unmet transit needs that are reasonable to meet. This information is utilized by the Policy Board in their annual unmet transit needs determination and finding. Its membership is comprised of residents of Stanislaus County who are transit users, social service providers, seniors, and the handicapped. SSTAC meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 10 am. These meetings are open to the public and there is an opportunity on every agenda for the public to offer comments. Meetings are typically held in the StanCOG Board Room, 1111 I Street, 3rd floor, in downtown Modesto, however, in accordance with Assembly Bill (AB) 361, StanCOG meetings are being held electronically until further notice. Information on how to participate is included on the front page of meeting agendas.
Individuals interested in serving on the SSTAC are encouraged to apply. Applicants from the public are solicited and accepted.