Social Services Transportation Advisory Council/ Regional Coordinating Council

Senate Bill No. 498, approved by the Governor of California on September 16, 1987, required the establishment of a social services transportation advisory council to serve as an advisory body regarding the transit needs of transit dependent and transit disadvantaged persons, including the elderly, handicapped, and persons of limited means. The Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC) also coordinates the unmet transit needs process.

The purpose of the SSTAC is to monitor and promote improvements to those public transportation services for low income, transit dependent, persons with disabilities, and seniors residing in El Dorado and Placer Counties within the Tahoe Region. This is accomplished by fostering the coordination and consolidation of transit services wherever practical and feasible. It is also accomplished by identifying needs or shortcomings in the existing transportation service system and suggesting feasible ways to meet those needs and/or overcome the shortcomings.

The Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) will assist the SSTAC for purposes of fulfilling California Section 99238 of the Public Utilities Code. The RCC group will be fulfilling some of the more technical aspects of the SSTAC. The primary function of the RCC will be to keep a regional conversation going, bringing multiple disciplines to the table to provide opportunities to share specific needs and identify ways to coordinate transportation services that might be introduced in the SSTAC.

The Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) meets regularly and meetings alternate between North and South shore locations. For more information regarding the RCC meetings, please click here RCC meetings.

The SSTAC will meet annually directly following the RCC meeting.
Committee Member Composition

Category 1: Potential transit user who is 60 years of age or older
Category 2: Potential transit user who is disabled
Category 3: Representatives of the local social service providers for seniors.
Category 4: Representatives of local social service providers for the disabled.
Category 5: Representative of social service provider for persons of limited means
Category 6: Representatives from the local consolidated transportation service agency
Category 7: At–large appointment

Members of SSTAC are appointed by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board acting as the Regional Transportation Planning Agency.

Application to Join the Social Services Transportation Advisory Council: Download Here