Growing Places


Our Region is Diverse

Our residents are diverse and so are our communities. Everything is here, from farming communities to urban cities.

Our Region is Growing

What to Expect in 20+ Years

How we live our daily lives today will not be the same 20 years from now. Places will change with new buildings, houses,
and parks. People will grow, move here, and move away.

Big changes are facing our region and how we get around. Today most people get around by cars they own. In the future it will be easier for more people to get to and from many places without owning a car.

In order to have a future where people can get where they need to go, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments is preparing a plan to spend transportation funds over 20 years.

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. The board of directors is made up of elected officials from the region. SACOG provides transportation planning and funding for the region.

Our Transportation Challenges

As the Region Grows, Transportation and Housing Have to Keep Up

What is the MTP/SCS?

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (MTP/SCS) is a 20-year plan that links land use, air quality, and transportation needs. The current MTP/SCS was adopted in 2016 and is federally required to be updated every four years. The next MTP/SCS will be adopted by February 2020. Your responses to the survey at will be used to shape the plan.

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.