Four Sacramento Area Transportation Projects Prioritized on Northern California “Megaregion Dozen” List
16-county Megaregion Working Group agrees on 12 priority transportation investments

October 21, 2021: At its last meeting of the year, the Northern California Megaregion Working Group approved the “Megaregion Dozen,” a list of 12 transportation projects that connect the San Francisco Bay Area to the Sacramento region. Adoption of the priorities is a huge milestone for the group. Together, the three Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) that form the working group represent 16 counties, 136 cities, and a population of nearly 11 million people.


The Sacramento Region Embraces Telework
Employers are building work-from-home strategies that last

October 20, 2021: Before the pandemic, telework was infrequent. For most offices, workplace policies, job descriptions, and a general understanding of job performance all centered around in-person duties. In 2020, state and local stay-at-home orders forced companies to adjust employee work arrangements so they could keep business moving. Now, employees want flexible telework options and supportive policies continued. Many in our region have been left wondering, how is telework defining our new normal?

ACE train

Officials Eye New Train Service from Sacramento to Marysville and Beyond
Butte County Association of Governments receives grant to explore Sacramento to Chico rail line

If you want to travel north from Sacramento by train, options are limited. There are only two stops in Butte County, between 2 am and 3:30 am via the Amtrak Coast Starlight, with no stops in Yuba County. But the possibility of new stops and improved travel times connecting to the north from Sacramento may be in the not-so-distant future.

YLA students posing for a photo

SACOG’s Youth Leadership Academy is Shaping our Region’s Next Gen Leaders
High school students are encouraged to apply for the 2022 program. The application deadline is October 24, 2021.

Through the Youth Leadership Academy (YLA), high schoolers learn how to influence change in their communities. Students learn about the civic process and connect with their peers from across the six-county region. “It’s one of the best opportunities to meet people. That’s something there is a shortage of these days,” shared Tate Chatfield, a UC Davis sophomore and a graduate of the first YLA class.


Public Notice

Notice of Public Hearing
Request for Comment on Draft Amendment #10 to the 2021-2024 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program

Public comment period open 9/30/2021-10/07/2021

The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) will hold a public hearing to review Amendment #10 to the 2021-2024 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) at the Transportation Committee Meeting at 10 a.m. on October 7, 2021. The MTIP is the short-range transportation program for the SACOG region, which includes the counties of Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba, and portions of El Dorado and Placer County. The document is available online at https://www.sacog.org/post/amendments-2.