THE ISSUE: SACOG wants to do a $645,000 study to build a "tool box" for smart planning
OUR POSITION: This important effort must balance market forces and regional goals
If there's anyone who knows the crisis Greater Sacramento is facing with traffic congestion and air pollution, it's Martin Tuttle. He's head of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, which plans transportation projects. His agency says traffic jams will be four times worse in 20 years than they are now. And that's after spending some $15 billion on the area's transportation system.
We need to build roads, bridges, light-rail lines, better bus systems and car-pool lanes. But we …