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Kern COG is an association of city and county governments primarily created to address regional transportation issues. Its member agencies include the County of Kern and its 11 incorporated cities.


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Directions to 2050
Share your priorities for the future of Kern!

Directions to 2050 is a regional plan to achieve long-term quality of life through transportation, land use, air quality, and energy efficiency goals. Visit our website at www.directionsto2050.com. for more information and upcoming workshop dates.


Kern 511 is live

Check out www.kern511.org for live traffic feeds, travel times, public transit links and much more. Kern 511 is Kern County's premiere source of traveler information.
Kern 511

New Contact Information for Kern COG

Kern COG’s new telephone number is (661) 635-2900. Go to our Contact Us page for a full directory of new phone numbers for each staff member.

Kern Minority Contractors Association Local Transportation Jobs and Contracting Forum

This all day event is coming up on Friday April 21, 2017. For more information, see KMCA link.

Making Downtown Bakersfield

The City of Bakersfield, in partnership with and funding from the California High-Speed Rail Authority, has begun the process to develop a High-Speed Rail Station Area Plan for Downtown Bakersfield. Information on the Plan can be found here.

2018 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (2018 RTIP)

Kern COG has begun its 2018 RTIP process. For more information about this process, visit our RTIP page.

Kern COG Annual Report

New interchanges at Morning Drive/State Route 178 and Hosking Avenue/State Route 99, along with widening on State Route 58 from Cottonwood Road to State Route 99 were only some of the $351 million in transportation projects Kern COG programmed in 2015-16. Another $5.6 million in federal and state funding went to bicycle and pedestrian projects throughout the region. Read all about it in our Annual Report.

Kern COG Board Actions

In January, Kern COG’s Board got the first look at newly proposed targets for air pollution reduction by 2020 and 2035. Read about it in our January Board Actions.


Kern COG Quarterly Newsletter

Kern COG is embracing active transportation with “walking audits” of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure throughout the region, workshops, and more than $9.6 million in new state funding. Read about this and more in the fall Quarterly.


Projects of Regional Significance Progress Report

The April 2017 edition of the Progress Report for Projects of Regional Significance is now available.

Transportation Progress Report [April 2017]



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