Policy Board and Advisory Committee Meetings
StanCOG is governed by a decision-making body called the Policy Board. Multiple Standing Committees have been established to review information and provide recommendations to the Policy Board regarding the transportation planning process in the Stanislaus region.
- Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
- The Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is one of the StanCOG Standing Committees. This committee, newly-created in 2009, advises the Policy Board on bicycle and pedestrian-related issues. It reviews transportation projects and recommends planning efforts that enhance non-motorized transportation opportunities in the Stanislaus region.
- Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
- The Citizens Advisory Committee is one of the StanCOG Standing Committees. This committee provides recommendations on matters that go before the Policy Board.
- Executive Committee
- The Executive Committee is one of StanCOG's Standing Committees. The Committee is responsible for appointing members to Standing Committees, and for reviewing and making recommendations on special matters.
- Management and Finance
- The Management and Finance Committee is one of the StanCOG Standing Committees. This committee provides recommendations on matters that go before the Policy Board.
- Measure L Oversight Committee
- Measure L is the Transportation Ordinance and Expenditure Plan approved by Stanislaus County voters on November 8, 2016.
- Policy Board
- The Policy Board is comprised of sixteen elected officials from StanCOG member agencies. This includes five representatives from the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors, three representatives from the Modesto City Council, and one representative from each of the other eight City Councils in Stanislaus County. A California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) representative serves as an "ex-officio" member on the Policy Board.
- Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC)
- 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.
- Technical Advisory Committee
- The Technical Advisory Committee is a working group that provides input on technical transportation matters.
- Valley Vision Stanislaus Steering Committee
- The Valley Vision Stanislaus Steering Committee is one of the StanCOG Standing Committees. This committee was formed in 2011, to collaboratively address the requirements of Senate Bill 375 (SB 375), which calls on StanCOG to prepare an integrated land use and transportation document as part of all future Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) updates. The Valley Vision Stanislaus plan sets a development pattern for the region, which when combined with transportation policies, will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from vehicles.
Other Meetings and Agendas
StanCOG is represented and participates in other regional transportation-related boards and committees. Members of the StanCOG Policy Board or staff serve as representatives on the following.
- California Vanpool Authority (CalVans)
- The California Vanpool Authority (CalVans), established in 2011, is a Public Transit Agency providing commuter and farm worker vanpool services.
- MOVE, the designated Consolidated Transportation Services Agency (CTSA) for the Stanislaus region, provides specialized transportation programs.
- San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority
- The San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority is comprised of ten member agencies with one elected official from each agency making up the Board.
- San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission
- The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) owns and operates and is the policy-making body for the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE®) service.
- San Joaquin Valley Regional Planning Agencies Directors Committee
- The San Joaquin Valley Regional Planning Agencies Directors Committee is comprised of the 8 Executive Directors of each of the MPOs/RTPAs in the San Joaquin Valley.
- San Joaquin Valley Regional Policy Council
- The San Joaquin Valley Regional Policy Council is a sixteen member board that consists of two elected officials from each of the eight Regional Transportation Planning Agencies in the San Joaquin Valley.