ECOS EVENT — Our Region: Changes in Patterns of Development Since the Blueprint, and What’s Ahead –

Jan. 25, 2022, 6:00 pm


  • MIKE MCKEEVER, Former SACOG Executive Director and Chief of Staff to Mayor Steinberg
  • HEATHER FARGO, Former City of Sacramento Mayor and former (and again!) ECOS board member
  • LEIGHANN MOFFITT, Planning Director, County of Sacramento (retiring Jan 21 before our meeting)

We think this topic is timely and of interest to many, and a good discussion as it will help ECOS to focus its efforts in 2022, 2023, and 2024.

Link to join: ECOS ZOOM #1
To phone in: 669-900-6833, Meeting ID: 665 616 4155

Support Walking, Biking and Rolling in Sacramento

January 14, 2022


The Sacramento City Council is holding a workshop on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, to consider transportation in our city in the context of climate change.

It is past time for Sacramento to commit to and fund a comprehensive active transportation system that prioritizes safety, addresses inequities, reduces air pollution, reduces traffic congestion, decreases the cost of transportation, and creates a vibrant, livable city. Now is the moment to demand for these changes with an influx of Federal funding arriving in Sacramento. WE NEED YOUR VOICE!

Click here to learn more and sign the petition!

This petition is supported by: Breathe CA, ECOS, Midtown Neighborhood Assn, SABA, and Valley Vision.

New Federal Leadership on Planning Emphasis Areas (PEAs)

January 5, 2022

This week, FTA and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued updated Planning Emphasis Areas (PEAs). In the letter announcing the revised PEAs, FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez and the FHWA Deputy Administrator Stephanie Pollack are asking FTA and FHWA field offices to work with their metropolitan planning organizations, state Departments of Transportation, transit agencies, and federal land management agencies to incorporate these PEAs into their Unified Planning Work Programs and State Planning and Research Work Programs.

Several of these emphasis areas focus on the Biden-Harris Administration’s goals of advancing equity and environmental justice in transportation planning, which will help achieve greenhouse gas reduction goals and increase resilience to extreme weather events resulting from climate change. These efforts will better support regional and local governments as they plan for future transportation needs in their communities. There is considerable flexibility in how metropolitan planning organizations and State DOTs can incorporate the PEAs into the transportation planning process. Recognizing the variability and timing of transportation planning processes, FTA and FHWA encourage these PEAs to be incorporated as programs are updated.