Social Services Transportation Advisory Council

About the Council

The purpose of the Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC) is to solicit the input of transit-dependent and transit disadvantaged persons, including the elderly, handicapped, low income persons, and youths regarding transit needs in Merced County. The SSTAC is convened annually, at minimum, for the Unmet Transit Needs process as required by the Transportation Development Act.

Council Members

Gayle Miller
Senior Transit Rider
Local Social Service Provider for the Disabled
Allen Norris
Disabled Transit Rider
Christine Bobbitt
Local Social Service Provider for Seniors
Katherine Molthen
Local Transit Operator, National Express
Artis Smith
Local Consolidated Transportation Service Agency, The Bus
Carrie Pitcock-Quirarte
Local Social Service Transportation Provider for the Disabled
Linda Dash
Local Service Provider for Persons of Limited Means
Norma Cardona
Local Service Provider for Persons of Limited Means
Diane Mejia
Transit Rider
Chante Dobbins
Local Social Service Transportation Provider for Seniors
Natalia Austin
MCAG Staff

 Agendas & Minutes 
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval at the subsequent meeting.

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Members of the SSTAC shall be appointed by the transportation planning agency which shall recruit candidates for appointment from a broad representation of social service and transit providers representing the elderly, the handicapped, and persons of limited means. In appointing council members, the transportation planning agency shall strive to attain geographic and minority representation among council members.

If you are interested in being appointed to the SSTAC, please fill out the application (PDF) and deliver to MCAG or email Natalia Austin.


More Information

Visit the Unmet Transit Needs Page