Check before you burn season ends

Cold winter weather is quickly ending, along with another Check Before You Burn season.  Every year the program begins November 1 and finishes at the end of February. It aids in reducing air pollution by issuing a daily wood-burning advisory to let residents know what, if any, wood-burning devices may be used. According to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution District, residents made a positive impact on air quality during this brisk season compared to prior years.

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Save the Date! 13th Annual San Joaquin Valley Policy Conference

The 2018 policy conference is hosted by the San Joaquin Valley Regional Policy Council, representing eight counties within the San Joaquin Valley including Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin. This forum provides an excellent avenue for our Valley to communicate on regional issues that impact the entire San Joaquin Valley region. Issues such as transportation, air quality and state and federal advocacy for community priorities will be covered at this conference.

SJV Policy Conference - save the dateSponsorship and registration information will be available soon. Please contact Cindy Malekos at (209) 525-4634 or for more information. 


Dibs to offer cash prizes to ACE riders who carpool

Hey ACE riders! Do you park at the Lathrop/Manteca or Tracy station? If so, you’ve taken the first step in scoring some serious cash! SJCOG’s Dibs program is offering a sweet prize if you’re willing to grab a friend and share a parking space!  Continue reading

SJCOG releases official Draft of the 2018 RTP/SCS, now awaiting public comment

After months of public outreach, scenario development, and transportation planning work, the initial Draft of the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) has been released for public review and comment.  Continue reading

SJCOG Board awards $19.63 million to 21 local projects and plans

At their February 22nd meeting, the SJCOG Board awarded a total of $19.63 million of competitive funding from the Measure K Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Safe Routes to School Program and the Measure K Smart Growth Incentive Program to 21 projects and plans. Continue reading

Public comment sought for proposed update to State’s Environmental Review process

The California Natural Resources Agency has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on updated state guidelines for implementing the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), including new regulations that will streamline review of projects that improve air quality and public health. Continue reading

RTD to launch new Midtown BRT service

On Thursday, March 1, San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) invites the public to attend a fun and informative event to launch the new Midtown Corridor, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Route 47.

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Rio Vista Bridge gets a face lift; nightly lane closures scheduled

Crews have begun work on the $37.1 million painting project aimed at preserving the Rio Vista Bridge over the Sacramento River in Sacramento and Solano counties. Motorists should be aware of overnight lane closures that may impact traffic flow.

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Draft 2018 RTP/SCS to be previewed in Escalon

The 2018 Regional Transportation Plan/ Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) will be released soon! SJCOG will be hosting  public information meetings across the San Joaquin County to preview the draft Plan. Residents will be encouraged to ask questions, make comments, and learn more about the Plan’s impact.  Continue reading

SJCOG Board closes funding gap; jump-starts a feasibility report examining rail connection between BART and ACE

STOCKTON — On Thursday, January 25, the San Joaquin Council of Governments Board eliminated the funding shortfall on a $1.6 Million Feasibility Report that will examine the most cost-effective and responsive rail connection of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) in Livermore to Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) Service in San Joaquin County.  Continue reading