Tools & Data


CEQA Streamlining Opportunities

The State now recognizes the potential for CEQA streamlining as a means of reducing a key regulatory barrier. There are a variety of avenues for projects to receive CEQA relief, including SB 375 (PRC 21155.1), SB 226 (PRC 21094.5), SB 35, Infill Housing (PRC 21159.24 and 21159.25), Specific Plan (GC 65457), Tiering (Guideline 15183), Class 32 (Guideline 15332), and Class 3 (Guideline 15303) exemptions.


Data Resource Center

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.


Sacramento Regional Travel Info

Sacramento Region 511

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.


Technical Assistance for Community Revitalization
MTP/SCS Implementation in Different Places

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.



These toolkits were created by SACOG to assist local governments and their communities develop frameworks for various projects. Information found in these toolkits will thoroughly inform project progress and support exceptional outcomes.


SACOG Travel Demand Model

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. 


Transit Oriented Development Resources

TOD Action Plan – June 2020

The Action Plan is designed to help local governments, property owners, developers, and the community prioritize TOD projects that result in inclusive, sustainable, and connected communities. This Action Plan articulates the need for a concerted effort between local municipalities, the State, SacRT, and SACOG to ensure TOD projects are prioritized, coordinated, and thoughtfully implemented throughout the region.