Welcome To Kern COG!
Kern COG is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Kern Region as designated by the Federal government, and the Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) as designated by the State of California. It is responsible for developing and updating a variety of transportation plans and for allocating the federal and state funds to implement them. While regional transportation planning is its primary role, Kern COG is also involved in other issues that affect the entire region such as air quality. Kern COG provides the forum that brings mayors, city council members and county supervisors together to work on regional issues in a setting that promotes the involvement of the public in the planning process for the Kern region.
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.
Check out 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.
2019 Regional Awards
Please join us on March 7, 2019 as we recognize the 2018 Regional Award of Merit recipients. We are honoring individuals and organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in Kern County through innovative, cooperative, regional planning efforts.
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Please see the memo regarding a change to the Board adoption date for the Draft Federal Transportation Improvement Program Amendment 2 and Draft 2015 Ozone Conformity Analysis.
Kern COG Quarterly Newsletter
A widening project on State Route 46 has received a major funding infusion from Kern COG’s sister agencies throughout California, while public workshops on the Regional Transportation Plan have attracted more the 400 participants to date. Find these stories and many others in the summer Kern COG Quarterly.
Projects of Regional Significance Progress Report
The January 2019 edition of the Progress Report for Projects of Regional Significance is now available.