The California Transportation Commission voted this week to approve $2.7 billion in competitive funding to transportation projects across the state. The Commission approved all the SB 1 recommendations from April 25 , with only slight changes to project schedules. This means our region got all its recommended projects funded. Along with SB 1 funds approved by CalSTA, projects benefiting our region were awarded nearly $800 million.
Cleaning up to Spur Redevelopment
EPA Awards $750,000 to City of Sacramento and $300,000 to West Sacramento through Brownfields Program
The EPA has awarded $750,000 to the City of Sacramento for a brownfields revolving loan fund program that will be focused on the North Sacramento community. West Sacramento also received $300,000 from the EPA for brownfields assessments related to the Pioneer Bluff area. A brownfield site is an infill or redevelopment opportunity that is challenged by the contamination, or potential contamination, of a hazardous substance. The ability for cities and communities to safely cleanup these sites is essential to their eventual redevelopment, but is a time intensive and expensive process.
The cities of Davis, Sacramento, and West Sacramento, in partnership with JUMP, have launched the largest pedal-assist bike share system in North America. The system launched with multiple rides from across the cities and then came together at a press conference at Raley field in West Sacramento. The celebration continued with a Maiden Voyage party at McKinley Park in Sacramento.
The system launched with 300 electric-assist bikes spread across the three cities, and an additional 600 bikes will be rolled out throughout the summer. Bike share hubs will also be installed throughout the cities to add bike parking infrastructure. The newly installed bike share hubs can be used by both JUMP bikes and privately owned bikes.
The Regional Program is the largest program within SACOG’s competitive funding round. The 2018 Regional Program aims to fund cost-effective transportation projects that realize the performance benefits of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy.
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Sacramento Area Council of Government’s Purchasing and Contracts Department is proud to announce that we will now use Public Purchase, a web based e-Procurement service.
In order to begin or continue to receive bid notifications as a subscriber, you must register with this new system. This process will only take a few minutes. The registration process and instructions are detailed below in the Instructions section.