The Placer + Sacramento Action Plan (PSAP)

Transportation infrastructure is an essential component to our society. It helps support our communities’ economic and social connections through convenient accessibility and mobility.

The Placer-Sacramento Action Plan (PSAP) is being developed to prioritize the list of nearly 150 multi-modal transportation improvement projects identified in the April 2020 Placer-Sacramento Gateway Plan (PSGP), to strategically position projects for grant funding opportunities. Examples of these corridor improvement projects include:

  • Roadway and freeway repairs
  • Roadway and freeway improvements to increase traffic management by providing HOV lanes
  • Passenger rail corridor enhancements to improve service
  • Public transit investments to support increased bus services
  • Bike and pedestrian pathway improvements and filling in gaps within existing trail networks

The PSAP will serve as the long-term framework for the planning and implementation of inter-regional transportation improvements along the Gateway Corridor, which is comprised of a variety of transportation systems and services that connect Placer and Sacramento counties via the State Route 65, Interstate 80, and Capitol Corridor passenger rail corridors.

The PSAP is being established by Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) in close coordination with the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), Caltrans District 3, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), and other key stakeholders.

Based on the extensive evaluation and analyses conducted by the plan development team, three regional transportation improvement projects identified in the PSAP have been prioritized as being ready for construction in the next few years, and adhere specifically with the goals, priorities and funding established for grants available under California Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

Final Placer-Sacramento Action Plan
Fact Sheet: Capitol Corridor Regional Transit Improvements Project
Appendix A: Board Resolution & Environmental NOE
Appendix B: Community Outreach
Appendix C: Existing Conditions
Appendix D: VMT Analysis

Overview of All Three Projects

Third Main Track Project
Elvas Bridge Replacement Project
Sacramento Valley Station Mobility Center
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The Placer-Sacramento Gateway Plan (PSGP) is a comprehensive multimodal corridor plan in compliance with the 2018 Comprehensive Multimodal Corridor Plan Guidelines. It is sponsored by Caltrans District 3, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA), and Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG).


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The Gateway Corridor is one of several major transportation corridors within the Placer and Sacramento regions and fulfills a critical role in local, regional, and statewide transportation systems. It includes segments of I-80, Business 80, and Highway 65, as well as parallel local roadways, transit lines, and bikeways. As such, the corridor poses a dynamic and complex operating environment for its users and operators. An executive summary of the plan is available here.


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Altogether, the PSGP includes nearly 150 multimodal transportation improvement projects along the study corridor to address the existing corridor challenges.

The following types of corridor improvement projects:

  • Roadway/Transportation Systems Management Projects
  • Transit Projects
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects


The development of the Gateway Plan was informed by a robust community engagement process to understand the values of the public, stakeholders, and corridor users, including those of disadvantaged communities located along the corridor. The Gateway Plan team engaged more than 5,000 community members by employing the following strategies: stakeholder meetings, community workshops, pop-up events, a social media campaign, email/newsletter blasts, and personal notification to more than 175 groups and organizations to encourage community participation. Summaries of all the outreach efforts are available below.