Representing Small, Rural, & Specialized Transportation Providers Statewide
CALACT has over 300 members including large & small transit & paratransit operators, social service organizations, government agencies & commercial vendors. View a list of our associate members. See below for Membership Benefits, Categories and Dues Structure.
Membership Benefits Include:
- Reduced rates at our Spring & Autumn Conferences in Southern & Northern California
- Ability to utilize CALACT/MTBA Vehicle Purchasing Cooperative
- Peer networking
- Legislative advocacy
- CalACTION quarterly newsletter
- Access to our Transit & Paratransit Certificate Program & other training opportunities
- Access to the Rural Transit Assistance Program training & scholarships
- Resource library & referral
- Driver Safety Roadeos
- Local Safety Roundtables
- Toll free "800" info lines
- Our website & email lists
- Full members
- A full member is any California non-profit or public agency that supports the concept of consolidated and/or coordinated transportation. Full members include:
- Public Operators – any public, joint powers agency or other government entity that operates passenger service , fixed route, paratransit or route deviation, to the general public. Service can be provided through staff, contracted to for profit or non profit operators Examples include Central Contra Costa Transit Authority, City of Tulare, Colusa County Transit, Glenn County Transit, Pomona Valley Transportation Authority, Lake Transit Authority.
- Non Profit Transportation Agencies – any non profit organization that operates passenger transportation service to the general public and/or clients inside and outside of the agency. Included are CTSAs that operate service to the general public, or under contract to a public operator. Examples include Paratransit Inc., Access Services, Inc., Easy Lift Transportation, Transportation Specialists, Inc., American Red Cross – San Diego and Imperial Counties
- Human Service Agencies – Non profit agencies or units of local government that primarily provide human or social services to clients. They may operate limited transportation programs or services for specific clients or in coordination and/or cooperation with other agencies. Transportation is generally incidental to the services provided. Examples include Avila Beach Community Foundation, San Bernardino County Dept. of Aging and Adult Services.
- Local or Regional Government Agencies – Cities, counties, councils of governments, metropolitan planning organizations, regional transportation planning agencies, local transportation commissions and others that are responsible for transportation funding decisions, but do not directly operate service. CTSAs that coordinate, but do not operate, service are included. Examples include the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments, Tulare County Association of Governments.
- State and Federal Agencies – Departments of the state or federal government. Examples include the State Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the State Department of Developmental Services, the Veterans Home of California.
- Universities and Colleges – any college or university that either operates service or provides educational programs designed for passenger transportation officials. Examples include California State University at Sacramento, California State University at Monterey Bay, and University of California at Riverside.
- Associations – and 501 c 3, 4 , 5 or 6 organization that provides member benefits, but does not operate or contract for transportation services on a regular basis. Examples include the Access Exchange International, California Association for Adult Day Services, Transportation Management Associations.
- Others – Any other public or non profit organization. Examples include Non Profits United Vehicle Insurance Pool, Blue Lake Rancheria.
- Associate members
- All organizations, other than California non-profit or public agencies, or individuals interested in specialized transportation. Included are:
- For profit contractors
- Supporting members
- Non-voting members from organizations that are Full or Associate members.
Public Operators and Non-Profit Transportation Operators
Dues for Public Operators and Non-Profit Transportation Operators are based on total operating revenues as follows:
|Annual Operating Revenues||Annual Dues|
|$1 million or less||$485|
|$1 - $5 million||$560|
|$5 - $10 million||$670|
|$10 million or more||$955|
For the 2017 membership (calendar) year, dues will be based on the most recently available “Transit Operators and Non Transit Claimants Report”, as prepared by the State Controller. For 2017 dues, information from the 2015-16 fiscal year report (Table 1, Statement of Revenues and Expenses for Fiscal Year 2015-16) will be used. Organizations not included in the report can determine dues based on their total operating revenues for their fiscal year ending in 2015. Total operating revenues does not include capital grants.
Local or Regional Government Agencies
Dues for Local or Regional Government Agencies based on the most recent publicly available information on population from the State of California Department of Finance Research Unit) are:
|50,000 or less||$485|
|50,001 - 200,000||$560|
|200,001 - 1,000,000||$670|
|1,000,000 or more||$955|
Other Categories of Full Members
Dues for the other categories of Full Members are:
|Human Service Agencies||$485|
|Colleges and Universities||$560|
|State and Federal Agencies||$955|
Dues for Associate Members are:
|Consultants (with 3 employees or less)||$290|
|Students (with valid student ID)||$20|