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October 21, 2021

“At both the federal and state level we are seeing an interest and ability to invest in critical infrastructure that we have never seen before.”

Amanda Blackwood, President and CEO, Sacramento Metro Chamber on the Megaregion Dozen Read More

Four Sacramento Area Transportation Projects Prioritized on Northern California "Megaregion Dozen" List

16-county Megaregion Working Group agrees on 12 priority transportation investments

woman on bicycle riding through intersection

The Northern California Megaregion Working Group approved the “Megaregion Dozen,” a list of 12 transportation projects that connect the San Francisco Bay Area to the Sacramento region. Together, the three Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) that form the working group represent 16 counties, 136 cities, and a population of nearly 11 million people. Collective advocacy and lobbying support for the “Megaregion Dozen” puts each project in a better position to acquire the funding it needs to be completed. 

The timing is right as the U.S. Congress is setting priorities for the pending federal budget, and talks continue on the passage of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure spending bill. Adopting the “Megaregion Dozen” is a big step toward the group’s shared vision for mobility across the megaregion.

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The Sacramento Region Embraces Telework

Employers are building work-from-home strategies that last

Rendering of the new Yuba-Sutter Transit Facility

While some are looking forward to going back to the office, the pandemic forced a big shift in favor of employee flexibility that many want to see continued. The great work-from-home experiment has led companies and employees to realize that not everyone has to be in the office to complete their work. 

Employers are listening and taking action so that telework succeeds beyond the pandemic.

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What We're Reading

Elk Grove Says It's Open for Business | Sacramento Business Journal
The City of Elk Grove has several projects in the works that could bring job centers and mixed use developments to the primarily suburban community.  

These homeowners volunteer their backyards for tiny housing for homeless neighbors | Fast Company
This nonprofit is asking Seattle residents to share their backyards with their unhoused neighbors. 

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