Representing Small, Rural, & Specialized Transportation Providers Statewide
We Go Out Of Our Way For You!
CALACT is a statewide, non-profit organization that has represented the interests of small, rural, and specialized transportation providers since 1984. Our membership is comprised of individuals and agencies from diverse facets of transportation, including operators of small and large systems, planning and government agencies, social service agencies, suppliers and consultants.
CALACT is governed by a member-elected Board of Directors, who volunteer their time and expertise, and managed by a professional staff according to an adopted set of bylaws and an adopted business plan.
Our mission is to promote professional excellence, stimulate ideas and advocate for effective community transportation. We subscribe to the following core values:
- We help each other
- We believe mobility is essential to freedom and the quality of life of everyone
- We seek common ground
- We promote coordination of funding and services
- We are professional
- We are problem solvers, and
- We promote camaraderie
- We are a clearinghouse for information and resources. We have an extensive library of videos, training modules, and other materials and we make referrals to other information sources.
- We provide or sponsor numerous workshops, training programs, driver roadeos, and two conferences a year.
- We co-sponsor the Transit & Paratransit Management Certificate Program, and provide training scholarships for rural organizations.
CALACT is your proactive voice in the legislature. We advocate for your interests as well as keep you informed of any changes taking place in Sacramento and Washington D.C. that may affect your operation. Joining this association is your opportunity to make things happen as well as to help develop a statewide platform for action. It is your chance to take an active role in helping to shape policies.
Once you join CALACT, you will have direct access to your peers — people sharing their knowledge and expertise — people who have done what you're doing and will give you a hand. It's about basic networking — getting and sharing what you know with others.
We equate knowledge with action, growth and professionalism. That's why CALACT sponsors widely respected conferences, seminars and workshops throughout the year that are invaluable to people like you. As a CALACT member, you will have access to issues affecting your operation such as:
- risk management
- employee relations
- customer relations
- service coordination
- service contracting
- passenger assistance techniques
- driver training
- vehicle procurement
- grant applications
- website and email
- Federal & State laws
- alternative fuels
- and many more
CALACT's leadership created several committees to build upon organizational goals and better meet member needs. To join a committee, please reach out to CALACT staff. Committee chairs are as follows:
Omar McPherson, San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority
Rick Ramacier, County Connection
Charlie Anderson, Western Contra Costa Transit Authority
Amy Hance, City of Clovis
Polly Chapman, Trinity County Department of Transportation
Greg Pratt, Humboldt Transit Authority
Technology CommitteeAmy Hance, City of Clovis
Talent Development CommitteeGreg Pratt, Humboldt Transit Authority
CALACT — going out of its way for you
CALACT was created to facilitate coordination between diverse transportation service groups. However, a membership can mean much more to those who want to be a part of an influential association. Call 800-4-CALACT for more information or fill out the membership application and send it in today.