October 4th, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Minutes | Regular Meeting



                        MINUTES                   October 04, 2023


Present              Voting Attendees:

                          Mike Hack                               Consumer

Karina Leon                             Access to Independence

Sarah Enz                                    Area Agency on Aging (AAA)

Cristina Leal                             ARC- Imperial Valley

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

                        Jose Guillen                             IVT MedTrans

                          Priscilla Lopez                            Workforce & Economic Development

                          Myra Ibarra                                 Public Health

                        Esperanza Avila                       ICTC



1.       Ms. Enz called the meeting to order at 10:04 a.m. A quorum was not present.


2.        Introductions were made.

-          Hybrid meeting.


3.       Minutes weren’t adopted for September 06, 2023.  Motion not Carried.



4.        CTSA Reports:     


Mr. Gomez had the following updates:

-          Attended an event at Calipatria High School giving information on IVT and Access

-          Attended the Walk to School event on October 4, 2023.

-          Working on the bus stop improvement project with local cities.

-          Calexico ITC is now fully funded.

-          Alegria has joined IVT Ride and Access. Helping seniors transport to and from.

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

-          Staff is 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,



5.       Transit 101 Presentation

-          ICTC staff presented on Transit 101, all services. A presentation was made by Mr. Gomez to review IVT transit services offered by ICTC: statistics, capacities, number of buses for each service, outreach material, etc.(Attached)

·         Mr. Gomez encouraged SSTAC members to participate in providing information on their agencies as it is vital to know when referring clients to other resources.


6.       Transit Operator FY 2022-23 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

-          Services are running normal, back to pre-covid stats.

-          Working with Alegria patients.

-          IVC Transit back in service.


IVT Ride

-          Services are busier than usual.

-          Attending more outreach

-          Running a third bus in Calexico.

-          AAA covering ride charges.


IVT MedTrans

-          Services is running normal.

-          Free fairs until further notice

-          Reaching out to Children Hospital for future plans.

-          Foundation Mirical Babies to present a Presentation for services.


7.       General Discussion

-          Ms. Lopez stated that Workforce and Economic Develop has funding for individuals that need transportation to work on north end of Imperial County. A few Grants that are being resubmitted, amongst them is the Recompete Grant, allowing funding to expand to the north end. Plans are to bring ICTC to the table and discuss the matter.



8.       Adjournment

-          The meeting adjourned at 10:35 a.m. . (Enz), Motion Carried

-          The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 01, 2023, at the Imperial County Transportation Commission Office, 1503 N. Imperial Ave., Suite 104, El Centro, CA 92243.