Tools & Data
SACOG creates and maintains a tremendous quantity of data about the Sacramento region which covers El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba Counties and the cities within each county. Please note that SACOG does not cover the Tahoe Basin portions of El Dorado or Placer County nor the City of South Lake Tahoe. Those geographies are covered by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) however many data sources do not break out the Tahoe Basin separately.
SACOG’S GIS program develops and produces data sets and maintains many GIS data layers and databases. Coordination of Local, State and Federal information represents more than 10 years of cooperative effort to create and maintain regional information. The program provides GIS modeling, analysis and mapping for SACOG programs and jurisdiction members.
To make plans that will shape how people will live, work, and play, we need to understand how people travel today and think about how they will travel in the future. SACOG uses the travel demand model to understand how people move and the information gained from the models help create plans for the future.
SACOG’s 511 program is your free-of-charge one-stop phone and web source for travel information–traffic conditions for commuters, bus and light rail information for more than 20 transit agencies, paratransit services for the elderly and disabled, ridesharing information, and information on commuting by bike. The telephone service is available in English and Spanish. To learn more about available regional travel resources or to download the 511 mobile app, visit the Regional Travel Info page.
Infill and redevelopment, mixed-use development, pedestrian and bike-friendly main streets, thriving businesses, transit as an asset, community engagement, safe streets and public spaces—the combination and permutations of these goals and objectives are as varied as the communities in the Sacramento region. Our communities include small cities with fewer resources, mature suburbs, rural and agricultural towns, urban cities and downtowns, and disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Technical Support from SACOG Staff by Request
SACOG staff provide assistance to member jurisdictions in communications and public engagement strategies, grant application review, mapping services, and data requests. Contact Monica Hernández for more information.
This TOD Toolkit was funded by a FTA grant and was a joint effort between the City of Sacramento, City of West Sacramento and SACOG. The goal of the toolkit is to provide a framework for other communities to build from when planning for new streetcar lines, light rail, or other transit areas where TOD is desired.