SACOG Seeks Comments on Transportation Plan
Local transportation officials want to know what you think about carpool lanes, light rail extensions and major highway projects planned for the next three decades.
Monday, November 12, 2007
The Sacramento Area Council of Governments, or SACOG, is seeking public comment on its Metropolitan Transportation Plan. That’s the document that lays out priorities for some $40 million of projects for the next 28 years.
“The plan invests in a mix of transportation options designed to really well-serve the new growth pattern that most of our cities and counties are implementing, patterned after our Blueprint project of a couple of years ago," says SACOG's Ken Hough.
The transportation plan’s environmental impact report lists several of what it calls “significant unavoidable impacts.” Those include paving over prime farmland and increased noise and traffic.
SACOG’s Board of Directors will hold a public hearing at the end of the month and hope to approve it by February.