News & Updates


2025 Blueprint Local Tour to Boards and Councils
July 2022 to January 2023


Starting in July of 2022, SACOG set out to present the 2025 Blueprint to every City Council and Board of Supervisors in the region. This tour was intended to broaden the region’s elected officials’ understanding of the regional long range transportation plan and empower them in their roles as decision makers in the development and implementation of the plan.


2025 Blueprint Extension

In November of 2022, the SACOG Board of Directors authorized staff to pursue state legislation to extend the Blueprint (SACOG’s Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (MTP/SCS)) schedule, which would move the plan adoption date from Spring 2024 to Fall 2025.


2025 Blueprint Pathway Land Use Evaluation

To better understand how the land use and transportation decisions we make today will affect the future and to help identify strategies that can remain durable across a range of futures despite changing and disruptive uncertainties, SACOG is undertaking a scenario planning effort, referred to as Pathways, as part of the process for the Blueprint. Pathways will provide the analysis and metrics that will serve as a learning tool for unpacking the many complex and intersecting issues facing the region over the next three decades around housing and land use, transportation management, regional growth, environmental resources, economic development, systemic racial disparities, and climate change and resilience. For more information on the framing for these pathways, click here.  

For each MTP/SCS (Blueprint) update, SACOG prepares a forecast of regional growth in population, employment, and households, and a spatial distribution of growth. The land use component of each MTP/SCS update is a set of assumptions around the amount, location, and nature of growth for the next two-plus decades. The land use and transportation assumptions work together in tandem to maximize benefits and minimize negative impacts across a set of equity, environmental, and economic goals. While many factors are considered, there is not a single mathematical formula or computer program used to create the land use forecast. The analytical process is iterative. Staff evaluate regulatory, market, and policy factors to narrow in on an ambitious but achievable picture of how the region’s land use pattern could evolve.   


Innovating the Call for Projects Process

SACOG staff are working with transportation project sponsors to review and nominate projects for the region’s long range transportation project list as part of developing the 2024 Blueprint, previously the Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy or MTP/SCS. Once every 4 years, SACOG asks transportation project sponsors to review their project details to help us build the region’s long range transportation project list. For this update, our plan horizon year is 2050. 

2021 Regional Progress Report Cover

2021 Regional Progress Report
How the Greater Sacramento region is tracking on key measures of economic prosperity, vibrant places, and connected communities

The 2021 Regional Progress Report tracks change across economic growth, development, travel, and other important indicators in the Sacramento region. By assessing where the region is on a range of key topics the Progress Report serves as a first step for updating the Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (MTP/SCS), SACOG’s long-range plan updated every four years to pro-actively link land use, air quality, and transportation needs in the Sacramento region.