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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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SACOG launches over $12.5M in competitive grants
Four competitive grant programs launch 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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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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2020 MTP/SCS Workshops
Take the survey for a chance to win a $50 gift card

Our region is growing and we need to hear from you. We want to know what you think about our economy, housing, the future of transportation, and how we should plan for tomorrow. Your input will be used to guide the region’s 20 year transportation plan.

Participate by September 10th for a chance to win one of 10 $50 Amazon gift cards (full rules and regulations are available here). You can participate online and in-person:

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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.

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Community Design Funding Program is now open

The Community Design Funding Program provides funding to local cities and counties to build community projects that create a sense of place for residents. The funding program is based on SACOG’s seven Blueprint principles – which encourages projects to provide residents with various housing and transportation options, to be infill development projects, to incorporate mixed land uses, to create compact development, to preserve natural resources, and to create projects with quality design.

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Region-Wide Travel Survey Launched

SACOG has initiated a region-wide household travel survey project to understand how new technology and changing travel needs impact residents’ daily travel. The results will help plan to meet residents’ and visitors’ future transportation services needs.

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Federal FY18 Budget Bill Provides Big Boost for Transportation Programs

President Trump signed a $1.3 trillion federal spending bill on March 23rd that included substantial increases in several transportation funding programs that could benefit the Sacramento region. The FY18 spending bill triples funding for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program, increases available Capital Investment Grants (CIG) for new public transportation construction projects, directs $1.3 billion to Amtrak to support intercity rail service across the nation, and provides $100 million for autonomous vehicle research and development.

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What the Trump Administration’s Infrastructure Proposal Means for the SACOG region

The White House released its much anticipated infrastructure plan on February 12. The proposal to invest $1.5 trillion over 10 years is eye-catching and shines a sorely needed spotlight on the need to invest in the nation’s roadways, railways and waterways. The plan itself is significant in that it represents a major departure from how the federal government has viewed infrastructure and its role in supporting state and local projects.

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Bike share moves forward by selecting potential hub locations
Tell us what you think

The regional bike share project aims to give residents, employees, students, and visitors alike another option to get around for fun, work, or exercise. The project is currently in the process of identifying hub locations for the designated bike racks. 

The community is invited to review the potential hub locations as well as suggest new ones through an interactive online map. 

Announcement
Webinar: Updates To The CEQA Guidelines & SB 743

Webinar: Updates To The CEQA Guidelines & SB 743

Featuring planning and legal staff from the Governor’s Office of Planning & Research

On November 27, 2017 the Governor’s Office of Planning & Research (OPR) released comprehensive updates to the CEQA Guidelines, including revisions for the analysis of transportation impacts called for by SB 743. View OPR’s staff present key information about what the updates include and the timeline for implementation. 

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NEARLY HALF-A-MILLION FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
SACOG and SacRT Awarded Grant

The Sacramento Area Council of Government (SACOG) in partnership with the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) have been awarded a $492,000 grant by Caltrans through its Sustainable Communities Planning Grant program.

SACOG and SacRT will work with partners to improve transit and plan for development along light rail train stops throughout the region.