Welcome To Kern COG!

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.

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.


Kern 511 is all new


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.
 Kern 511


Now Available: Draft 2018 RTP

55-Day Public Review for Draft 2018 Regional Transportation Plan with Sustainable Communities Strategy, Draft 2019 Federal Transportation Improvement Program, and Conformity Analysis.

45-Day Public Review for 2018 Regional Transportation Plan PEIR.

Comments are welcomed at the public hearings at 6:00 PM June 6, 2018 (Ridgecrest) or at 6:00 PM June 19 (Arvin) or at 6:30 PM June 21, 2018 (Bakersfield) or may be submitted in writing no later than 5:00 PM July 12, 2018.


Regional Planning Advisory Committee Community At-Large Members – Applications now being accepted

Kern Council of Governments is accepting applications for a community member to join its Regional Planning Advisory Committee (RPAC) as a voting member.

The Regional Planning Advisory Committee reviews and offers recommendations on key activities associated with regional transportation plans and other planning issues, including California’s SB 375 implementation. The goal of the Kern COG RPAC is to seek all points of view from Kern COG members and agency partners working to reach consensus on issues.

Click here for more information and application – RPAC At-Large Application Packet.


2018-2019 Transportation Development Act Article 3 Application

The 2018-2019 Transportation Development Act Article 3 Application is now available. The application deadline is 5 PM, Monday July 16, 2018.


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.


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 July 2018 edition of the Progress Report for Projects of Regional Significance is now available.

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