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New board chair Bonnie Gore and vice chair Rick Jennings

SACOG Swears in New Board Leadership
Placer County Supervisor Bonnie Gore new chair; City of Sacramento Councilmember Rick Jennings vice chair

January 21, 2021: The SACOG Board of Directors has elected Placer County Supervisor Bonnie Gore as the 2021 board chair and City of Sacramento Councilmember Rick Jennings as board vice chair. 

Chair Gore joined the SACOG board in 2019 and served as chair of the Policy and Innovation subcommittee in 2020. She has served on the Placer County Board of Supervisors since 2019. Prior to serving on the Board of Supervisors, she served on the Roseville City Council from 2012 to 2018, including time as vice mayor and mayor. Gore has more than two decades of local public policy and business experience. She is active in the Roseville business community, having managed government and community relations for a healthcare system in the Greater Sacramento area for 17 years. 

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Big Data In, Travel Insights Out
Big Data–powered machine learning reveals where people go and why

January 27, 2021: The SACOG travel-modeling team has a powerful new source of data that enables even more fine-tuned analysis of travel trends in the Sacramento region.

In a Big Data pilot project partnership with Caltrans and the California Air Resources Board, the team has access to the software-as-a-service platform Replica for 2021. Replica uses machine learning to turn many streams of inputs — raw data from GPS to cell phone apps to credit card purchases, and many more — into valuable insights useful for transportation modelers, planners, and policy-makers.

These insights are displayed in two different forms on the Replica platform: Nationwide Trends and Local Places. The Nationwide Trends is a weekly snapshot of activities across the United States such as numbers of daily trips, vehicle miles traveled, trip start times, trips to work and school, as well as spending across sectors such as gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants and bars. Users can view the trends at the state, county, and census tract levels.

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Notice of Public Hearing
REQUEST FOR COMMENT ON THE ADOPTION OF THE 2021 SACOG MTIP, AMENDMENT #1 TO THE MTP/SCS, AND AIR QUALITY CONFORMITY ANALYSIS

The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the draft adoption of the 2021-2024 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP), Amendment #1 to the 2020 Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (2020 MTP/SCS), and Air Quality Conformity Analysis. We will hold the hearing during the board meeting, which begins at 9:30 a.m., December 17, 2020.