Context for Year Founded
Governing or Corporate Structure
Access Services is governed by a nine-member board of directors with one appointment by each of: (i) the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, (ii) the City Selection Committee's Corridor Transportation Representatives, (iii) the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, (iv) the Los Angeles County municipal fixed-route operators, (v) the Los Angeles County local fixed-route operators, (vi) the Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities, (vii) the Coalition of Los Angeles County Independent Living Centers, (viii) the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and (ix) an alternating appointment by the municipal and local fixed-route operators.
Significant Historical Milestones
Access Services was established in 1994 and designated as the Consolidated Transportation Services Agency (CTSA) for Los Angeles County by Metro. Statewide, CTSAs were created in 1979, when the state legislature passed Assembly Bill 120, "Social Services Transportation Improvement Act". The vision behind creating the CTSA model was to foster coordination among social service transportation providers in order to utilize existing transportation.