SJCOG Speaker Series: Innovation in Housing Construction

4Housing prices in California are at historic highs while housing production remains low. And yet, the construction industry has been slow to adopt new technologies that have improved productivity in other industries. Could these factors be related? Come hear how automation, communications technology, and other new innovations could revolutionize construction in the coming years, and stay for a lively discussion on how this could affect housing affordability, construction jobs, and the economy.
Guest speakers include Gerry McCaughey, CEO of Entekra LLC; Thomas Pogue, PhD Associate Director  of University of the Pacific, Center for Business and Policy Research; Jeffrey Michael, PhD, Executive Director  of University of the Pacific, Center for Business and Policy Research.

The event will be held, Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 12 PM – 1:30 PM at SJCOG’s office (555 E Weber Ave, Stockton, CA)

Admission is FREE! Refreshments will be available but lunch will NOT be provided, please feel free to bring your own.

To register, please visit our Eventbrite page. For more information, contact Michelle Prince at prince@sjcog.org

 

Congested Corridor Plan Community Workshop Meetings

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What improvements are important to you and your community? Join any of the public meetings listed to learn about corridor improvement projects and share your ideas for enhancements to the I-205, I-5, SR 120, and SR 99 corridors.

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ACE Saturday Service begins Sept 7

The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) is pleased to announce the launch of the NEW Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) Saturday Service beginning September 7, 2019.

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August workshops provide opportunity to learn more about the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program

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Housing is a hot topic for most who call California their home. But what does it really entail and how does it relate to sustainability? What even is sustainability in the first place?  Well, The Strategic Growth Council (SGC)  and the Department of Housing and Community Development have coordinated workshops throughout August to provide answers to those questions. 

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San Joaquin RTD offers free rides to SUSD students

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San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) and Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) entered into a financial partnership that will launch a two-year pilot program to provide complimentary transit for all 7th – 12th grade SUSD students. Continue reading

Charge Up with Valley Air’s electric vehicle charger incentive program

The Valley Air District is currently accepting applications for its Charge Up! Program. D_i_ufSXYAEYMss
Charge Up! Program is offering $50,000 annually per applicant/site to install electric vehicle chargers in the San Joaquin Valley.

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Grants available for California Clean Air Day

Funding of up to $1,000 is available to make California Clean Air Day a success in local communities. To be eligible for funding, the local project must occur on or within three days of California Clean Air Day on October 2, 2019. Preference will be given to events occurring on California Clean Air Day. The local project must raise awareness of Clean Air Day, contribute to cleaning the air, encourage participants to take actions that will clean the air, and successfully engage at least 100 participants/attendees.

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San Joaquin Housing Collaborative extends workshop proposal deadline

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The San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative has extended their deadline on workshop proposals to July 1st for the 8th Annual San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit.

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Valley Link Draft Feasibility Report for rail project now available

The Tri-Valley-San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority released the Draft Feasibility Report for the Valley Link Rail Project on June 7, 2019.  Valley residents can comment on the Draft Feasibility Report for the proposed rail service, which will connect Livermore and the San Joaquin Valley to the Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station, through July 31.

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Groundbreaking ceremony planned for new interchange in Manteca

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The City of Manteca, in cooperation with the Manteca Redevelopment Agency, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG), is kicking off construction of the first converging diamond interchange in California.  A groundbreaking  ceremony is planned for June 25th at 9:00 a.m., at 1364 S. Union Road (in the JC Penny parking lot).

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