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

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 Council of Governments’ Regional Planning Advisory Committee Community At-Large Members – Applications now being accepted

Kern Council of Governments is accepting applications for a community at-large 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.

Three at-large members represent varied economic, social and geographic sectors and may be appointed representatives from business groups, non-profit organizations, the military and Native American tribes. The at-large members shall be appointed by the Kern COG Board of Directors.

A full position description and application may be found here.

2016 Regional Awards Nominations

Kern Council of Governments is now accepting nominations for its 26th annual Regional Awards of Merit Program. The Regional Awards honor individuals, organizations and programs dedicated to improving Kern County’s quality of life through innovative, cooperative, regional efforts. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Dec. 2. The application form may be found 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.

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 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 October 2016 edition of the Progress Report for Projects of Regional Significance is now available.

Transportation Progress Report [October 2016] 2 MB



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