Planning for the Future
What is a Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy and what does it do?


A 20+ year plan of transportation projects and programs designed for a future land use pattern.

What do we expect in 20+ years?

439,000 new jobs

811,000 more people

285,000 new homes

Transportation Budget

The 2016 MTP/SCS increases funding for maintaining the road and highway by just over $2 billion as compared to the prior 2012 plan.

Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation ($12.6 billion)

New, Improved, and Expanded Roads ($5.8 billion)

Programs, Planning, and Operations ($3.2 billion)

Transit ($10.6 billion)

Biking, Walking, and Trails ($2.8 billion)

Land Use and Transportation Principles

Blueprint Principles
  • Transportation Choices
  • Mixed-Use Developments
  • Compact Development
  • Housing Choice and Diversity
  • Use of Existing Assets
  • Quality Design
  • Natural Resources Conservation
MTP/SCS Principles
  • Smart Land Use
  • Environmental Quality and Sustainability
  • Financial Stewardship
  • Economic Vitality
  • Access and Mobility
  • Equity and Choice

Our Region

Who Are We?

The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) is an association of local governments in the six-county Sacramento Region. Its members include the counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba and 22 cities within. SACOG provides transportation planning and funding for the region.

Click here to view the SACOG Board Members

What does the current plan do?

The plan gives you more ways to get around and makes getting where you want to go easier in the future.

More transit service provides more choices for travel


Transit Service Hours per Person

Light rail trains and bus service expanded; streetcars added in some areas

More good bike routes provides more choices for travel


Bike Route Miles per 100,000 people

Provides funding to build many of the planned bike routes

Less time in traffic on heavily congested roads


Total Vehicle Miles Traveled per person on Heavily Congested Roadways (compared to 2008)

Targeted improvements on key roadway bottlenecks

Less time driving, more time for other things


Household-Generated Vehicle Miles Traveled per person

Better mix of land use equals shorter trips to get things done

In addition, the plan has these additional benefits

More homes near Major job centers

64% increase in access to jobs within a 30-minute transit ride from Low Income/High Minority (LIHM) areas

71% increasein access to jobs within a 30-minute transit ride from Non-LIHM areas

41% increase in access to jobs within a 30-minute drive from LIHM areas

36 percent increase in access to jobs within a 30-minute drive from Non-LIHM areas

More Ways to Get Around

31% increase in Trips per Person by Biking, Walking, and Transit

Targeting transit investments in higher-productivity areas

Protecting Our Farmland


For every 1,000 new residents, 285 acres of farmland urbanized


For every 1,000 new residents, 49 acres of farmland urbanized

Lower Vehicle Emissions Means Cleaner, Healthier Air

Ozone-Producing Vehicle Emissions (ROG reduced by 54%, Nox reduced by 64%)

Total reductions include vehicle miles traveled and vehicle and fuel technology changes