February 7th, 2024 at 10:00 AM

Minutes | Regular Meeting



            MINUTES              January 03, 2024


Present              Voting Attendees:

                          Mike Hack                               Consumer

                          Kathleen Lang                          HealthNet

                          Raul Cordova                              WTC

                          Karina Leon                             Access to Independence

Sarah Enz                                    Area Agency on Aging (AAA)

Cristina Leal                             ARC- Imperial Valley

David Aguirre                          CTSA-ICTC

Gustavo Gomez                        CTSA–ICTC


Non-Voting Attendees:            

Helio Sanchez                          IVT

Cesar Sanchez                          IVT

Jose Guillen                             IVT MedTrans

                         Karla Pacheco                          IVT Access

                        Karla Aguilar                           IVT Ride

                          Esperanza Avila                           ICTC 

                          Katie Luna                                  ICTC (via zoom)

                          Maricela Galarza                        IVRMA (via zoom)



1.       Ms. Enz called the meeting to order at 10:02 a.m. A quorum was present.


2.        Introductions were made.

-          Hybrid meeting.


3.       Minutes were adopted for December 03, 2023 (Hack, Leon) Motion Carried.



4.        CTSA Reports:     

Mr. Gomez had the following updates:

-          Not too many events in December.

-          New MedTrans Brochures will be going out to local buses and outreach.

-          IVT Ride/Access are continuing to help Alegria with transportation.

-          Planning to attend more outreach events and educate.

-          Plan to visit more senior apartments and educate on the different services offered.

-           Free fares are being provided by Area Agency on Aging.

-          Continuing to assist in sign-ups for IVT Ride and Access via phone and In-person.

-          Staff are available for any questions or concerns regarding any of the services.

-          Staff is also available to provide brochures and information to any agency that requests it,


Mr. Aguirre had the following updates:

-          Design RFP is scheduled to go out soon for the bus stop shelters.

-          Calexico ITC Project Grant agreement has finally been signed to start with the FTA. Construction is expected to break ground by June/July 2024

-          Possibly grant funds to secure a facility at the east port of entry.

-          The UTN survey will be available online very soon, as well as the manual one.


5.       FY 2024-25 Master Needs List

-          Ms. Enz requested an exploration in bringing Calexico on Demand to other parts of the county.

-          Members decided to add it under General Comments.

-          A motion was made to except the letter with the removal of number one and adding Calexico on Demand expansion to other areas. (Lang, Hack) Motion Carried.


6.       Transit Operator FY 2023-24 Reports:


 Imperial Valley Transit.

-          Services are running busier than usual.

-          IVC transit is running great.

-          Continuing outreach about services

-          Free Faires are still ongoing.

IVT Access

-          December has been busier than usual.

-          Working with Alegria patients.


IVT Ride

-          Services are busier than usual.

-          Attending more outreach.

-          AAA covering ride charges.


IVT MedTrans

-          Services is busier than normal.

-          Free fairs until further notice

-          Mr. Aguirre stated that MedTrans had its highest month in October.

New brochures going out soon.


7.       General Discussion

-          Dr. Lang stated California Health and Wellness is now called Community Health Plan of Imperial Valley (CHPIV).

8.       Adjournment

-          The meeting adjourned at 10:25 a.m. (Enz) Motion Carried

-          The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 07, 2024, at the Imperial County Transportation Commission Office, 1503 N. Imperial Ave., Suite 104, El Centro, CA 92243.