SACOG is where local government leaders in the Sacramento region come together to advance the goals of economic prosperity, connected communities, and vibrant places. SACOG works with its 28 member cities and counties to solve challenges that are too big for any one jurisdiction to solve on its own. A staff of 60 is guided by a board of elected officials from each city and county. SACOG plays a central role in transportation infrastructure planning and funding assistance for cities, counties, transit operators, and other entities responsible for providing for the travel needs of the region’s residents. 

As the only public agency with members from every jurisdiction in the region, SACOG also serves as a forum for the study, planning, and resolution of other issues facing local governments in a wide variety of topics from protecting our agricultural and natural resources, to challenges related to flooding and wildfires, airport planning, and housing affordability. We also help our member agencies and partners find efficiencies by sharing resources for such things as joint procurements of fuel to keep vehicle fleets running, purchasing software that helps transit operators efficiently manage bus and light rail service, and operating an aerial imagery cooperative. 

SACOG is designated by the federal government as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Sacramento region, which requires SACOG to maintain a regional transportation plan that must be updated every four years in coordination with each local government. Placer and El Dorado counties are unique in this arrangement in that they each have their own state designation as Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPAs) that are responsible for developing their own transportation plans. SACOG is the RTPA for Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties. SACOG works in coordination with the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency and the El Dorado County Transportation Commission to ensure consistency between these two county-specific plans and the broader region-wide plan.

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Sacramento, CA 95814

SACOG’s 2021 Highlights

The past year has had its ups and downs as we settle into a new normal. COVID-19 has played a significant role in how communities travel, work, live, and play in ways that we now know will be for the long term. SACOG prepares for an ever-changing future by strategically aligning the region for funding opportunities and planning partnerships across the Sacramento region and Northern California megaregion. In 2021 the preparation proves valuable as funding opportunities such as the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act begins to materialize.