Acting Section Manager, Customer Engagement and Data Analytics
The Special Needs Advisory Committee (SNAC) advises OCTA about issues that relate to OCTA fixed-route transit and paratransit services for customers with special transportation needs. The Special Needs Committee was originally formed in 1992 in response to the Americans with Disabilities Act and formalized the predecessor “504 Committee.”
As representatives of a broad base of individuals with disabilities and senior citizens in the county, the mission of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Special Needs Advisory Committee is to advise OCTA on the promotion of more integrated public transit services and to improve two-way communication between OCTA and its customers who have special transportation needs.
Major responsibilities include:
Selected by the OCTA Board of Directors, the SNAC is composed of 34 members representing a broad base of individuals with disabilities and senior citizens in the county. Selection criteria for the SNAC includes demonstrated interest and involvement with people with special needs and senior citizens; membership in a large, active OCTA constituency group (i.e. Braille Institute, senior centers); and a willingness to dedicate no fewer than 25 hours a year to OCTA meetings and activities. Recruitment for open positions takes place annually in the fall.
The Special Needs Advisory Committee meets quarterly on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at OCTA offices at 600 S. Main Street, Orange, CA 92863. Please call Efren Guzman Magdaleno at (714) 560-5560 to confirm meetings.
OCTA is now accepting applications for the Special Needs Advisory Committee. This Committee advises OCTA on the promotion of more integrated public transit services and helps to improve communication between OCTA and its customers who have special transportation needs.
If you are interested in volunteering for this Committee and meet the designated criteria; please fill out the application and submit it to Efren Guzman Magdaleno at email@example.com or via US Postal Mail.
Download application here.
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OCTA Administrative Office
550 S. Main StreetOrange, CA 92868