Elderly & Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee (E&D TAC)
Purpose and Role
The E&D TAC advises the Regional Transportation Commission and other transportation agencies on the network of specialized transportation services for seniors and people with disabilities in Santa Cruz County as well as about the transportation needs of these members of our community.
In addition, the E&D TAC serves as the local Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC), a state-required entity that seeks input — from transit-dependent and transit disadvantaged persons, including seniors, people with disabilities, low income persons, and youth — regarding transit needs in Santa Cruz County.
The E&D TAC has 16 members comprised of citizen, service provider and agency representatives. According to state law, the committee must include the following:
- Potential transit user who is 60 years of age or older
- Potential transit user who is handicapped
- Local social service provider for seniors
- Social service transportation provider
- Local social service provider for persons of limited means
- Local consolidated transportation service agency
Meetings are generally held at 1:30 pm on the second Tuesday of even numbered months. All are welcome to attend.
Periodically, a committee report is developed to outline the E&D TAC Committee’s accomplishments and goals.
A list of Unmet Transit and Specialized Transportation Needs is drafted by the committee and is reviewed and adopted by the Regional Transportation Commission at a public hearing. The list serves to highlight these needs for decision makers as well as provide instruction about how to prioritize funding for specialized transportation projects.