The San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) determines the amount of public transportation funds available for allocation within the cities of Escalon, Lathrop, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Stockton, and Tracy, and the County of San Joaquin. Prior to disbursing these Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds, SJCOG must identify any unmet public transit needs that may exist in San Joaquin County. The Unmet Transit Needs (UTN) assessment is developed to ensure that all unmet transit needs that are "reasonable to meet" are met before funds are expended for non-transit uses, such as streets and roads.
SJCOG, in partnership with local agencies & regional transit providers, held hearings in Fall 2019 to collect public comments for public transit service in the region. SJCOG reviewed comments in February 2020, and has created the first draft for FY 20/21 Unmet Transit Needs Assessment.
The public is invited to comment on any unmet transit needs at a public hearing during the next regularly scheduled virtual SJCOG Board of Directors Meeting via ZOOM onThursday, December 3rd, 2020, at 4:00 PM.
A second hearing will take place during the next regularly scheduled virtual Social Services Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting via ZOOM on Monday, January 4th, 2021, at 3:00 PM.
Unmet Transit Need comments are welcomed year round! Comments can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org!