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.


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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


Transportation Development Act - Article 3 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Claim

Kern COG is accepting applications for the Transportation Development Act (TDA) - Article 3 program. Instructions and application forms are available here.


Public Input Opportunity

You’re invited to join the Federal Highway and Federal Transit Administrations and Caltrans to critique Kern COG’s performance as a metropolitan transportation planning organization during its 2015 certification review.  Kern COG will host a discussion of its programs and processes, including transportation modeling and public information from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 18 at its offices in Bakersfield.  See the display ad here.


Call for Projects

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program Call for Projects and Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) Call for Projects applications are now available and are due by 4:00 PM on September 3, 2015.


Kern COG Annual Report

In 2013-2014, Kern Council of Governments completed and received unanimous approval from its Board of Directors for its $11.2 billion Regional Transportation Plan. Find out more about this project and others in the 2013-14 Annual Report.


2016 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (2016 RTIP)

Kern COG has begun its 2016 RTIP process. For more information about this process, please visit our RTIP webpage.


Kern COG Board Actions

In March, Board members approved shuffling $114 million in funding for Thomas Road Improvement Program projects in Bakersfield and got their first look at Kern COG's proposed 2015-16 budget, totaling $4.6 million in expenditures. More information is available in this month's Board Actions.


Kern COG Quarterly Newsletter

A new, statewide report says 25 percent of the Kern region’s roads will need to be completely repaved over the next several years as transportation funding continues to lose buying power. Find this story and many others in the Kern COG Quarterly.


Projects of Regional Significance Progress Report

The July 2015 edition of the Progress Report for Projects of Regional Significance is now available.

Transportation Progress Report [July 2015] 3 MB



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