Megaregion Working Group

megaregion map (2)The Megaregion Working Group is a 12-member coalition that consists of four board members from the San Joaquin Council of Governments, four board members from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, and four commissioners from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. The working group represents 16 counties and 136 cities with a total population of nearly 11 million people stretching from the Bay Area to the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada foothills.

The working group is responsible for conducting a number of state and federally mandated planning and programming responsibilities, including the maintenance of long-range Regional Transportation Plans and Sustainable Communities Strategies.

Read more about the group here.

Megaregion Dozen

Robert RickmanAs the 2021-2022 chair of the Megaregion Working Group, San Joaquin County Board of Supervisor and SJCOG Boardmember Robert Rickman (left) led the development of the Megaregion Dozen -- a package of projects that guide and advance the transportation investment principles and strategies that the working group approved. The guiding principles helped narrow to four projects in each region that advance the following investments and strategies:1) Interregional Functionality; 2) Improved Policy Alignment; 3) Persuasive Leverage; and 4) Strategic Investment.

Megaregion Dozen Projects

Metropolitan Transportation Commission:
  • I-80 Westbound Truck Scales Replacement
  • Port of Oakland Green Power Microgrid
  • Capitol Corridor: South Bay Connect
  • Valley Link Passenger Rail
Read about the projects here.
San Joaquin Council of Governments:
  • Highways 99/120 Interchange Reconfiguration
  • I-205 Managed Lanes
  • Central Valley Gateway 
  • San Joaquin Passenger Rail Improvements
Read about the projects here.
Sacramento Area Council of Governments:
  • I-80 and US 50 Yolo Managed Lanes
  • I-5 Sacramento Managed Lanes
  • Capitol Corridor: Sacramento to Roseville Third Track
  • ACE/San Joaquins: Valley Rail Expansion Program
Read about the projects here.

  1. Megaregion Working Group Members
  2. Key Documents
  3. Agendas
  4. Meeting Presentations
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