Sacramento Region Greenhouse Gas Reduction Pilot Program


Green Means Go is a multi-year pilot program to lower greenhouse gas emissions in the six-county Sacramento region by accelerating infill development, reducing vehicle trips, and electrifying remaining trips. Local jurisdictions will designate Green Zones, in which they must take specific actions to promote infill development and reduce existing barriers and provide new transportation options. State funding is needed to help implement these actions and further incentivize local development and housing production. Green Zones, in a partnership of state funding and local government action, create areas targeted for infill and compact development, increasing housing and transportation options and promoting shorter, fewer, and cleaner vehicle trips.

Green Zones:

Established by local jurisdictions; must have infill capacity, be in an area planned for intensification, and in a SACOG identified center/corridor or established community

Transit providers may work with a city or county to establish a Transit Green Zone within the city/county’s Green Zone

Jurisdictions must make targeted actions in Green Zones in at least one of the three program areas to qualify for funding