Innovative Mobility Program

Overview

Innovative Mobility Program

Innovative Mobility Program

What is Innovative Mobility at SACOG? 

The Innovative Mobility Program designs and launches projects and programs that increase transportation options and reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT) to make options like biking, walking, and taking transit the easy choice for all types of trips. The program builds cutting-edge programming that utilizes existing infrastructure, leverages disruption and new technology, and adapts to rapidly changing markets and social environments. Work typically takes the form of grant opportunities for member jurisdictions and participatory programs. 

The Innovative Mobility Program is a core component of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the future and helps SACOG to meet is greenhouse gas reduction target in the Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy. 

Program Goals 

  1. Reduce VMT and related vehicle emissions 
  2. Leverage new technology, partners, and private sector investment to move people in new and efficient ways 
  3. Increase access to existing services like public transit, micro- and shared mobility (e.g. first/last mile connections) 
  4. Inform the 2024 MTP/SCS with Innovative Mobility projects and program outcomes 
  5. Support policies that increase access and benefit for underserved communities 
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Innovative Mobility Program Launches New Framework
2021 - 2023 competitive grants and participatory programming for member jurisidictions and partners

The Sacramento region and SACOG are primed be at the forefront of disruption, development, and influence for expanded and new mobility solutions that increase mobility options for those with the fewest while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Through the next iteration of the Innovative Mobility Program, SACOG will work to solve key mobility issues, generate public-private partnerships, and increase private sector investment through iterative, timely, and measured programs and pilots.  

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From Sheltering in Place to Telework
Help SACOG design a regional telework program that works for employers, employees, and air quality. 

May 29, 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a live, two-month-and-counting experiment in telework for a significant share of the region’s employers and workers. As the Shelter-in-Place orders are incrementally lifted and the region transitions back to whatever the “new normal” will be, the region has an opportunity to hold on to the successful aspects of teleworking.  

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Family cycling

Get on Your Bike
May is Bike Month makes cycling fun

April 26, 2019: May is coming – and with it, the Sacramento region’s annual May is Bike Month campaign. Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather and longer days to join your friends, neighbors, and co-workers in their commitment to bicycling to work, school, errands, or for recreation or training this May. This is the 15th year that people throughout the Sacramento region are working together to opt for their bike pedals over the gas pedal, get some fresh air and exercise, and take cars off the road for all kinds of trips. 

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Bike Month Logo

May is Bike Month is Almost Here!
Help us promote riding your bike during the month of May

It’s time to dust off your bikes, pump up your tires and join your neighbors and co-workers during the Sacramento region’s annual May is Bike Month campaign. This is the 15th year that partners will come together to promote bicycling for all types of trips. 

Help us promote May is Bike Month by copying text and using graphics from our online tool kit, which includes logos, draft social media posts, newsletter text, and other resources to get the word out.

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TDM Mini-Grant Program Phase II Applications – CLOSED
Up to $10,000 available per project

Across the country, local governments are deploying new pilot projects to test the effectiveness and community readiness for projects and programs that encourage bicycling, walking, ride sharing, riding transit, and teleworking as options to replace car trips. Have an idea for a pilot project in your community? Apply for our Mini-Grant program.

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TDM Traditional Grant Applications Closed
Applications were due July 27 at 5:00pm

The purpose of SACOG’s Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program is to encourage people to drive alone less often by developing and implementing TDM programs, policies, services and/or information that promote bicycling, walking, riding transit, carpooling, vanpooling, and/or teleworking. The Traditional Grants are intended to provide funding for projects, programs, and events that have been tried, tested, and proven to be effective in changing travel behavior. 

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TDM Innovations Grant Applications Closed
Applications were due July 27 at 5:00pm

Across the country, local governments are deploying new pilot projects to test the effectiveness and community readiness for projects and programs that encourage bicycling, walking, ride sharing, riding transit, and teleworking as options to replace car trips. Have an idea for a pilot project in your community? Apply for an Innovations Grant.

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TDM Innovations Grant
Final applications CLOSED Friday, June 30th at 5:00pm

Think you have a solution that will get people in the Sacramento region to get out of their cars and can produce measurable results? Keep an eye out for future TDM Innovation Grants. Here are the details from previous TDM Innovations Grants.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants are public agencies, non-profits, and colleges/universities. For-profit companies may be partners in an application, but not eligible to be the lead applicant.