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 and upcoming workshop dates.


 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.
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Kern Region Active Transportation Plan

The Draft Final Kern Region Active Transportation Plan is now available at www.kernatp.org. Kern COG staff will be presenting this document to City Councils and the County Board of Supervisors through the end of 2017, with Kern COG adoption scheduled for January 2018.


2017 Regional Awards of Merit Nominations

Kern Council of Governments is seeking nominations for its 2017 Regional Awards of Merit ceremony, which honors those programs, organizations and individuals who are making life in the Kern region better through innovative, cooperative efforts.
Nomination forms may be obtained here.


RPAC Community At-Large Member Application

Date Extended

The purpose of the Regional Planning Advisory Committee (RPAC) is to review and make recommendations on key activities associated with regional transportation plans and other planning issues. Three at-large members shall represent varied economic, social and geographic sectors. The at-large members shall be appointed by the Kern COG Board of Directors. The application for at-large members is available here.


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

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


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

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