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SACOG Salutes! Award Categories

SACOG Salutes! began in 1999 in an effort to recognize outstanding and innovative land-use, transportation and air quality planning, programs and activism throughout the six-county SACOG region.

Following are the eight categories for the SACOG Salutes

  • Bill Hughes Elected Official Award
  • Blueprint Excellence Award
  • Citizen of the Year Award
  • Employee of the Year Award
  • Mary Brill Youth Excellence Award
  • Regional Business of the Year Award
  • Regional Organization of the Year Award
  • Regional Project of the Year Award
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Future of Transportation Set to Roll on Sacramento State Campus
Olli Fleet Challenge win highlights the value of Civic Lab incubator

December 12, 2018: Civic Lab 2018 was always supposed to fast-forward innovative mobility solutions but perhaps no one anticipated the future arriving quite as quickly as it has.

Today a team from Sacramento State was named as the Sacramento winner of the Olli Fleet Challenge, meaning a fleet of the eight-passenger, driverless Olli shuttles will be rolling around the university’s campus this spring. 

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SACOG Executive Director James Corless testifying in the US Senate.

SACOG Director Testifies Before US Senate Public Works Committee
Sacramento region needs highlighted as Congress seeks local input on next federal Infrastructure Bill

November 28, 2018: SACOG Executive Director James Corless appeared this morning before the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to provide testimony on the future of transportation and the critical perspective that the Sacramento region has to offer on the next federal transportation bill. It was the first time in a decade that Congress had heard testimony from a SACOG staff member.

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A new bike lane in Galt

Galt Makes it Safer for Students to get to School on Foot or Bike
Ten miles of bike lanes, two miles of sidewalks, and more improve Galt’s roads for all users

November 29, 2018: About 3,000 students now have access to safer routes to school thanks to the City of Galt’s Safe Routes to School Project. The growing community of over 25,000 residents, 20 miles south of Sacramento, committed to improving the city’s bike and pedestrian network to improve safety and give residents more active transportation options.

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VOTERS GIVE GREEN LIGHT FOR SACRAMENTO REGION FUNDING MEASURES
Success of local measures means money for infrastructure

November 9, 2018: The big California transportation news to come out of midterm elections was the failure of Proposition 6, an effort to roll back recent increases in the gas tax that are projected to produce about $5 billion a year for road maintenance and other transportation projects. The proposition was defeated 57 percent to 43 percent. 

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Civic Lab Year Two
Bolstering Commercial Corridors

Applications for Civic lab Year Two are now closed. Teams will be announced in December.

Can you envision a future where a commercial corridor in your community is a vibrant place where people can walk, bike, and play? 

Civic Lab is a regional effort that aims to address issues of regional importance through action at the local level. SACOG works with partner agencies, local experts, national leaders, decision makers, and innovators to find creative solutions to some of the bigger issues facing the region today, and in the future.

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Senate Bill 1 Funding Approved
Sacramento Region to Receive Nearly $800M

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.

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New On-Demand Shuttle Service Debuts in South Sacramento

7/31/18 Sacramento Regional Transit (RT) has begun serving the Franklin Blvd. – South Sacramento area with SmaRT Ride on-demand transit. Notably, this service provides additional mobility for residents and visitors to this area, which has been without a bus line since 2008. The new service is expected to provide about 26,000 rides in its first year. Riders will be able to access the shuttle through an app-based ride hailing system, an online reservation or by phone. In the near future the shuttle buses will be 100 percent zero emission, made possible by funding though Electrify America.

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SACOG launches over $12.5M in competitive grants
Four competitive grant programs launched on June 25

Have an innovative idea you want to test in the Sacramento region? Looking for a place to launch a tested and performance-based project? Want to help our region emit fewer emissions? Four new competitive grant programs are available this summer with over $12.5 million in available funding. The grants vary from temporary activations under $10,000 to large infrastructure projects and are available to partners across the region.

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Promoting Walking Through Wayfinding
Midtown Association's Walk Alhambra

Midtown Association launched a temporary sidewalk wayfinding program along Alhambra Boulevard called Walk Alhambra. Walkways were brightly decorated with directional signs and stenciled in chalk paint along the Alhambra corridor, helping to highlight nearby amenities and destinations that could be reached through a short walk.

To launch the new Alhambra district branding a walk began at The Cannery and ended with an unveiling of the new Alhambra Mural located behind Star Ginger restaurant at 3101 Folsom Blvd.

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JUMP Bike Share System Launches

In May, 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 300 electric-assist bikes spread across the three cities, and an additional 600 bikes will be rolled out throughout the summer. 

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Regional Progress Report

The Regional Progress Report is a report on key indicators useful for understanding changes in the region’s economic growth, development, and travel over the last several years. Transportation and travel have implications and impacts on many aspects of the economy, quality of life, and the environment.

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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.

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Regional Funding Program Now Open

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.