Megaregion Working Group

megaregion map (2)The Megaregion Working Group is a 12-member coalition that consists of four board members from the San Joaquin Council of Governments, four board members from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, and four commissioners from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. The working group represents 16 counties and 136 cities with a total population of nearly 11 million people stretching from the Bay Area to the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada foothills.

The working group is responsible for conducting a number of state and federally mandated planning and programming responsibilities, including the maintenance of long-range Regional Transportation Plans and Sustainable Communities Strategies.

Read more about the group here.

Megaregion Dozen

Robert RickmanAs the 2021-2022 chair of the Megaregion Working Group, San Joaquin County Board of Supervisor and SJCOG Boardmember Robert Rickman (left) led the development of the Megaregion Dozen -- a package of projects that guide and advance the transportation investment principles and strategies that the working group approved. The guiding principles helped narrow to four projects in each region that advance the following investments and strategies:1) Interregional Functionality; 2) Improved Policy Alignment; 3) Persuasive Leverage; and 4) Strategic Investment.

Megaregion Dozen Projects

Metropolitan Transportation Commission:
  • I-80 Westbound Cordelia Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility (Truck Scales)
  • Port of Oakland Community Impact Reduction
  • Capitol Corridor
  • Valley Link Buildout
Read about the projects here.

San Joaquin Council of Governments:
  • State Route 99/120 Interchange Project (Phase 1A & 1B)
  • Interstate 205 Managed Lanes Project
  • Central Valley Gateway Project
  • Passenger Rail Improvements
Read about the projects here.

Sacramento Area Council of Governments:
  • Yolo I-80 and US 50 Managed Lanes
  • I-5 Managed Lanes
  • Sacramento to Roseville Third Main Track (Phase 1)
  • Valley Rail Program (Expansion of both ACE and San Joaquins Services)
Read about the projects here.

*View the full list of Megaregion Dozen Projects here.

  1. Megaregion Working Group Members
  2. Key Documents
  3. Agendas
  4. Meeting Presentations
2021 Megaregion Working Group