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