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News & Guest Blog Posts

Everyday, our region’s counties and cities are taking actions to make this to best place to work, live, and play. We will share our member city and county milestones here, along with our own regional news and blog posts.

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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.

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Electric Bike Share System to Launch in 2018
Social Bicycles to bring Electric-Assist Bike System to Davis, Sacramento, and West Sacramento

Sacramento – Social Bicycles will launch its electric-assist JUMP bike share program in Davis, Sacramento, and West Sacramento on May 15, 2018. JUMP will open with 300 electric-assist bikes (e-bikes), and will add an additional 600 during the summer. The 900 e-bikes will be owned and operated by Social Bicycles (SoBi), which currently operates the Tower Bridge Bike Share Preview.

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Folsom opens the Johnny Cash Trail

The Johnny Cash trail in Folsom is now open! The newly finished trail honors one of the world’s most famous country musicians and his influence on the city of Folsom. The trail includes 1.25 miles of paved trail, an undercrossing beneath Prison Road at Natoma Street, and a beautiful 190-foot wooden arched bridge. 

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Civic Lab Kicks Off
Teams Begin Pilot Planning

Can we position ourselves as the home base for innovation? A region that takes risks and isn’t afraid to fail, as the testing ground for our state, and our nation? The moonshot region, if you will? SACOG thinks so, and so do others. Partner agencies, local experts, national leaders, decision makers, and innovators are coming together in the Sacramento region to find creative solutions to smart mobility issues facing the region today, and in the future through Civic Lab.  

 

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Ready Set Ride
Reboot Your Commute!

The Ready Set Ride Commute Challebge encourages you to drive alone less in October by walking, biking, using transit, riding in a carpool or vanpool, or teleworking. During October 22-28, log your trips for a chance to win prizes, earn virtual badges, and challenge your friends and co-workers.

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Pop-up Protected Bikeway
SACOG salutes the City of Sacramento's Downtown Bikeways Preview Project

Envision cycling separate from auto traffic in your own protected bike lane. Yes, biketopia temporarily exists in downtown Sacramento. From October 4th through October 6th the City of Sacramento has installed a temporary parking protected bikeway on P Street from 13th to 15th Street. A protected bikeway is a bike lane protected by planters, curbs, parked cars or posts to separate bike and auto traffic.

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SB1 Project List Due October 16th
Submit amended budget to CTC

Background information:

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) formally adopted the SB 1 Local Streets and Roads (LSR) Annual Reporting Guidelines on August 16. The guidelines outline the process for cities and counties to submit their project lists and expenditure reports to the CTC to establish eligibility for receiving SB 1 funds. Jurisdictions must submit publicly approved budgets that outline uses for SB1 funds by October 16th to avoid forfeiting its share of SB1 funding for the period between October 16th and the date of submittal.

Announcement

CA Legislature Passes Senate Bill 1

On April 6, the Legislature approved the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1) by a two-third vote of both houses.

SACOG CEO James Corless hosted a webinar with Celia McAdam Executive Director of the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency and SACOG staff on what SB 1 means for the Sacramento Region. The webinar can be viewed here.