News and Media

Everyday, our region’s counties and cities are taking actions to make this the 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.


CEQA Streamlining Upheld
Sustainable Communities Strategy Affirmed as Infill Environmental Review

Recently, the Yamanee mixed-use residential project in midtown Sacramento, won a lawsuit filed by opponents over environmental issues. The Sustainable Communities Strategy was upheld as a form of environmental review and the project’s consistency with the Sustainable Communities Strategy – a requirement for any project to use SB 375 CEQA streamlining – was upheld.


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.


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. 


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.  



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.


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.