Why do we need to update the Transit Master Plan?
The last Transit Master Plan was produced in 1993. Since then the Sacramento Region has undergone significant changes with an increasing population and the development of new employment areas and other facilities. The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) is also forecasting major increases in population, households and employment over the next 25-50 years. These increases will lead to increasing traffic levels and increased congestion on our roads. This in turn will lead to worsening air quality unless changes are made.
To address these issues SACOG has developed a 50-year land use scenario, known as the Blueprint, that sets out a new, more sustainable way to accommodate growth in the Sacramento Region. Transit services will have an increasingly important role to play in this future.