Regional Futures Forum

The Future of Transportation panel

The Power of Coalitions and Visionary Thinking
Lessons from the Regional Futures Forum

November 18, 2019: The Regional Futures Forum is over for another year but the lessons from the day-long conference about the future of transportation live on. 

The second annual RFF was a bigger event than last year’s inaugural Forum, with more than 300 people showing up at the Center at 2300 on October 30. The audience was mostly elected officials, senior city and county staff from all around the Sacramento region, and staff and guests from partners and sponsors.  

The day’s first keynote speaker was Mayor Jackie Millet of Lone Pine, Colorado, with “Lessons from Lone Tree”. She detailed how her small, conservative, suburban city had gone all in on transportation investments and how that had benefited her community. But it had not been easy — one newspaper ran a series of editorials every Sunday for 13 weeks against the tax measure that financed much of the transportation infrastructure and the state’s governor and head of the Department of Transport were also opposed.  


Regional Futures Forum 2019

The Regional Futures Forum is the only gathering of city and county elected officials from the greater Sacramento region. The region is a burgeoning  hub of mobility innovation. Whether it’s launching North America’s first all-electric bike share system or testing on-demand ridesharing, to autonomous vehicle demonstrations–our region is leading.



Regional Futures Forum Program
October 30, 2019 | 8 am- 3 pm
The Center at 2300, 2300 Sierra Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95825

Breakfast, Check-in, Mobility Playground
Come play with new mobility products like electric bikes, scooters, and cars. Meet the Kiwibot-food delivery mini-robot, relax in the Park-in-a-Pod by ASLA, learn about SMUD’s electric fleet, mobile Level 2 car charging, and their efforts to recycle and extend the life of expired electric car batteries.


2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

The Sacramento Area Council of Governments would like to invite you to be our partner by sponsoring the second annual Regional Futures Forum. This high-profile event brings together our region’s City Councilmembers and County Supervisors from our 28 local jurisdictions, along with senior agency staff and private sector partners, to chart our region’s transportation future. The forum will take place on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at “The Center at 2300” facility in Sacramento.