Policy Advocacy Legislative Committee

The Policy Advocacy Legislative (PAL) Committee's function is to monitor legislation, take positions on this legislation and lobby decision makers on legislation for paratransit needs.


To find out more information, contact Richard Weiner 415-284-1544 or email him at sanmateopcc2@gmail.com.


Past Accomplishments of the PCC

  • Monitored and review performance trends for Redi-Wheels and RediCoast service
  • Helped establish the ADA eligibility consumer friendly process
  • Participated in contractor selection process and provided input on Interactive Voice Responsive (IVR) system
  • Served on SamTrans Bus Review Committee to provide recommendations on bus interior and design
  • Hosted 2007 Regional Conference for Bay Area Paratransit Service
  • Hosted 2017 “Beyond ADA” PCC Regional Conference

Present and Ongoing Activities

  • Serve on the ADA Eligibility and No-Show Appeals panels
  • Speak before SamTrans Monthly Board of Directors meeting
  • Work closely with SamTrans staff on change in late cancel and no-show policy
  • Provide ongoing oversight through participation in the Consumer Corps. This important data is presented to the PCC and SamTrans Board of Directors on a quarterly basis
  • Monitor and collect feedback on the Interactive Voice Response System
  • Educate the public about paratransit services
  • Advocate for high quality paratransit services in San Mateo County
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