- Ensure robust transportation funding that meets the needs of
our growing Sacramento region.
- Support and protect reliable and sufficient
transportation funding when there is an established need. All
new revenues should keep pace with inflation.
- Focus on maintaining and rehabilitating the current
transportation system. Seek greater flexibility from state
and federal sources to support ongoing operations and
- Pursue new and reformed transportation funding methods
and sources to implement the Metropolitan Transportation
Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (MTP/SCS) that are
stable, predictable, flexible, and adequate to operate,
maintain, and expand the transportation system.
- Seek flexibility in state and federal funding sources to
enable testing and implementation of innovative mobility
solutions that are affordable, accessible, and reduce
greenhouse gas emissions.
- Support efforts to study and advocate for a sustainable
replacement to the fuel tax, collaborating with the state,
federal agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, and
- Support funding necessary for local and regional planning
to ensure responsible agencies receive sufficient funding to
fulfill their planning and programming obligations.
- Support and enhance public transit, including passenger rail,
and seek increased state and federal funding to address the
Sacramento region’s transportation needs.
- Support the streamlining and expansion of innovative
financing and project delivery tools to facilitate creative
solutions for financing projects, including efforts to reduce
state and federal silos and reduce existing regulatory barriers.
- Promote the Sacramento region as a test bed for new
technologies and innovation.
- Support pilot projects aimed at making microtransit and
micromobility work for urban, suburban, rural, and low-income
areas of the Sacramento region.
- Support and lead efforts to test and pilot roadway
pricing mechanisms, such as facility-based tolling and
mileage-based fees, in partnership with state, federal, and
local agencies and private sector organizations.
- Support innovative education and transportation demand
management strategies and programs covering all parts of the
Sacramento region, to offer a variety of alternatives to
- Support the testing and deployment in our region of
connected and autonomous vehicles. This includes providing
additional funding opportunities and more state and federal
- Support data-driven decision-making and performance measures.
- Support the inclusion of data-driven decision-making and
performance measurement as part of the federal transportation
formula programs, with the goal of performance-based funding.
- Support measures that provide for sharing of anonymized
data from ridesharing services and other sources that will
allow for more informed planning and decision-making.
- Support new funding and planning opportunities to support
electric vehicle infrastructure and programs for both private
vehicles and public transit fleets.
Sustainable Development and Infrastructure
- Secure funding and implementation for programs that encourage
infill development and revitalization of commercial corridors.
- Support incentives, information, tools, and technical
assistance to support implementation of the Sacramento region’s
sustainable communities strategy and other strategies to reduce
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
- Support new tools and funding to grow regional jobs and
housing, including infrastructure improvements needed to enable
new housing and employment opportunities in existing urban,
suburban, and rural communities.
- Support additional financing options and other tools for
local and regional community revitalization and economic
development. Encourage multijurisdictional coordination without
restrictions or other conditions on tax-increment benefits.
Reduce regulatory barriers to community revitalization projects.
- Support incentives for jurisdictions that provide
opportunities for more housing, including affordable and
transit-oriented developments (TODs) and encourage the siting of
these developments in infill areas near transportation resources.
- Ensure policies related to high frequency transit are
inclusive of the diverse and unique characteristics of the
Sacramento Region’s urban, suburban, and rural areas.
- Support affordable housing, including new funding and more
flexibly for addressing affordable housing needs. Ensure local
flexibility to provide affordable housing that is appropriate for
local communities and remove disincentives and regulatory
obstacles to providing affordable housing.
- Seek greater access to state cap-and-trade funding for the
- Support proposals that maximize investment revenues to
implement, and in a manner consistent with, sustainable
communities strategies and give regions a greater voice in
determining how funds are awarded.
- Ensure state investments favor integrated transportation
and land use strategies.
- Support grant criteria that recognize the unique public
nature of transportation programming and infrastructure
- Encourage innovative projects and support grant criteria
that allow time for transportation projects to be programmed
instead of focusing on project readiness.
- Support funding for the development of modeling and
measurement tools to improve performance measures to better
evaluate and predict GHG reductions.
- Support efforts to revisit the definition of
Disadvantaged Communities to ensure more disadvantaged
communities are given the opportunity to compete for funds.
- Support funding for local and regional agricultural
infrastructure, including transportation, broadband, and other
critical infrastructure important to the economics of agriculture
and improving food access.
- Support additional resources and tools for local governments
to preserve farmland and open space through public or private
- Support efforts to prevent catastrophic fire and to sustain
the health, diversity, and productivity of private and public
- Support policies to minimize flood risk with wise use of
floodplains and sensitivity to unique land uses and resource
impacts on property owners in designated floodplains.