About Us

NCTC History

The North Los Angeles County Transportation Coalition (NCTC) is an alliance of three cities and the county that is dedicated to coordinating regional transportation planning and building a safe, efficient mobility network in North Los Angeles County through targeted use of taxpayer dollars.

NCTC Boundary Map

NCTC was formed in 1995 by then-County Supervisor Mike Antonovich as an advisory body to coordinate information and provide a forum for discussion of regional transportation issues of mutual interest and concern to the cities of Palmdale, Lancaster, Santa Clarita, and the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County’s Fifth District.

In May 2018, NCTC formalized into a joint powers authority (JPA), which allows the agency to develop policies and strategies leading to the implementation of projects and programs to address critical transportation issues, promote economic development and maximize transportation funding opportunities for member jurisdictions. Its members collaborate on transportation issues, mobility programs, safety initiatives and project feasibility studies.

As a legal entity, NCTC can pursue federal, state and county transportation dollars from gas taxes, sales taxes and vehicle registration fees for the region. NCTC plans collaboratively for transportation improvement projects for North Los Angeles County and works with federal, state and local elected officials and transportation agencies such as Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro), Caltrans and Metrolink to advocate for the investment of tax dollars in mobility improvements in the region.

NCTC is an important player in the request for funds from California Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, and Measure M – the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan – a sales tax increase that was approved by voters in 2016.

Together, the measures provide millions of dollars for transportation projects such as street improvements, expanded public transit, highway improvements, and bike and pedestrian connections to transit.

The NCTC JPA is governed by a board of directors representing the four member jurisdictions. The board meets quarterly to receive agency reports and establish priorities and plans. Public participation is welcome and encouraged.

NCTC JPA Board of Directors

Kathryn Barger
Supervisor
Board Member

County of Los Angeles

Victor Lindenheim
Executive Director
Board Member

County of Los Angeles

Mark Pestrella
Director of Public Works
Board Member

County of Los Angeles

Dave Perry
Transportation Deputy
Alternate: Board Member

County of Los Angeles

Bart Avery
Planning Commissioner
Board Member

City of  Palmdale

Laura Bettencourt
Mayor Pro Tem
Board Member

City of Palmdale

Austin Bishop
Council Member
Board Member

City of Palmdale

Juan Carillo
Council Member
Alternate: Board Member

City of  Palmdale

Jason Caudle
City Manager
Board Member

City of  Lancaster

Marv Crist
Vice Mayor
Vice Chair

City of Lancaster

Ken Mann
Council Member
Board Member

City of  Lancaster

Jason Gibbs
Council Member
Board Member

City of Santa Clarita

Marsha McLean
Council Member
Chair

City of Santa Clarita

Robert Newman
Director of Public Works
Board Member

City of Santa Clarita

Adrian Aguilar
Transit Manager
Ex-Officio Member

Santa Clarita Transit

Macy Neshati
CEO
Ex-Officio Member

Antelope Valley Transit Authority

Arthur V. Sohikian
Executive Director

NCTC JPA

2018 Inaugural NCTC JPA Board Members

NCTC Member Jurisdictions

County of Los Angeles
Los Angeles County’s 5th Supervisorial District represents unincorporated communities in North Los Angeles County.
www.lacounty.gov

City of Palmdale
Palmdale, with a population of 156,000, is a picturesque city in the Antelope Valley known for its vibrant aerospace, manufacturing and retail sectors. The U.S. Air Force is considering the City to host the future permanent headquarters for the United States Space Command.
www.cityofpalmdale.org

City of Lancaster
Lancaster is a thriving community of 172,237 with clean air, attainable housing, wide open spaces, and a close-knit community. The City is a historic landing for the Southern Pacific Railroad and home to the California Poppy Festival.
www.cityoflancasterca.org

City of Santa Clarita
Nestled in the Santa Clarita Valley, Santa Clarita is the third largest city in Los Angeles County and has a population of more than 212,000. The charming City offers numerous hiking and biking trails and is a popular location for filming TV shows and movies.
www.santa-clarita.com

Transit Service Providers

Antelope Valley Transit Authority

AVTA is a joint powers authority that provides transit service for
the Antelope Valley.

Meet Antelope Valley Transit
Santa Clarita Transit

Santa Clarita Transit serves the Santa Clarita Valley.

Meet Santa Clarita Transit