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Input sought for unmet transit needs
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Next month Manteca and Lathrop area residents will have two opportunities to voice their concerns about any unmet transit needs that may exist.
The meetings are:
uMonday, Nov. 6, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Lathrop City Hall
uWednesday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Manteca Transit Center
The meetings are part of a larger, regional focus on making sure that planning agencies are adequately addressing any issues that exist within the public transit framework and that public tax money is being appropriated correctly.
The San Joaquin Council of Governments – the regional planning agency that serves to meet the long-range planning needs of the county as a whole – is required by the California Public Utilities Code to conduct annual meetings to determine if any unmet transit needs exist within the communities they serve. In addition to providing information about how residents utilize public transportation and how to best serve those communities, the annual meetings are a required step before Transportation Development Act funds can be used for non-transit purposes.
Those that can’t attend either workshop can still enter their comments by visiting the ACE Train website at and clicking on the unmet transit needs survey link underneath the Service Alerts tab. The online survey is the same information that is being collected at all live locations throughout San Joaquin County this month and early next month.
The  information will be used by SJCOG and its partner organizations to determine where the available transit funding will be best spent in the coming year.