2018 Regional Transportation Improvement Program

 

The Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) is the formal presentation to the state of regionally significant projects that local agencies wish to advance within the next four years. Once projects are approved in the Regional Transportation Plan, they are incorporated into the Regional Transportation Improvement Program for ultimate inclusion into the Federal Transportation Improvement Program.

Submitted

2018 Regional Transportation Improvement Program

Estimated Adoption

March 2018

 

2017 Federal Transportation Improvement Program

 

The Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) is a plan for the incremental implementation of the long-range Regional Transportation Plan. The FTIP presents to federal funding agencies manageable components for the funding of long-term plans.

On September 15, 2016, the Kern COG Board of Directors adopted the 2017 Federal Transportation Improvement Program.

2017 Federal Transportation Improvement Program Federally Approved December 16, 2016
2017 FTIP Amendment No. 1 Federally Approved February 22, 2017
2017 FTIP Amendment No. 2 Federally Approved February 9, 2017
2017 FTIP Amendment No. 3 Federally Approved April 3, 2017
2017 FTIP Amendment No. 4 Federally Approved April 3, 2017
2017 FTIP Amendment No. 5 Federally Approved June 23, 2017
2017 FTIP Amendment No. 6 Federally Approved August 3, 2017
2017 FTIP Amendment No. 7 Federally Approved July 5, 2017
2017 FTIP Amendment No. 8 Federally Approved August 4, 2017
2017 FTIP Amendment No. 9 Federally Approved November 28, 2017
2017 FTIP Amendment No. 10 Federally Approved October 18, 2017
2017 FTIP Amendment No. 11 Regionally Approved November 29, 2017
Grouped Project Listing November 28, 2017

 

Annual Listing 2016

CMAQ Cost Effectiveness Documentation

Air Quality Conformity Documents

2018 Regional Transportation Plan

 

Draft 2018 RTP

 

Notice of Preparation of a Program Environmental Impact Report for the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan

2014 Regional Transportation Plan

At the center of the transportation planning process is the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The RTP is a long-term (20-year) general plan for the region’s transportation network, and encompasses projects for all types of travel, including aviation and freight movement. The plan assesses environmental impacts of proposed projects, and establishes air quality conformity as required by federal regulations. The document also discusses inter-modal and multi-modal transportation activities.

2014 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) June 2014
2014 RTP PEIR June 2014
2014 RTP Amendment No. 1 December 2016
2014 RTP Amendment No. 2 November 2017
2014 SCS approval letter August 2015

 

FTIP Documents

Air Quality Conformity Documents

ITS Update for the Kern Region

The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Plan is a critical component in addressing the transportation needs of the region. Kern COG is developing a well needed update to the 1997 Early Deployment Plan for the Kern Region in consideration of the ITS projects being implemented by our partners, the rapid advances in technology in recent years, and to respond to specific recommendations and requirements needed to bring the MPO into compliance (23 CFR 940) with current ITS program standards set by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for development of architecture and strategic plans as well as the Federal Transit Administration’s National ITS Architecture Policy on Transit Projects. The ITS Plan will provide a vision for ITS, outline a program of low, medium and high priority projects, identify a funding strategy, and establish a plan for managing, integrating, operating, and maintaining the ITS elements in the region that are to be implemented over a 20-year horizon.

Please contact Raquel Pacheco or Linda Urata with any questions or comments.

 

Deliverable 1 Project Plan December 2016
Deliverable 2 Data Report May 2017
Deliverable 3
Assessment of 1997 Plan Report September 2017
Deliverable 4
System Inventory Summary Report May 2017
Deliverable 5
Vision, Goals, Objectives & User Needs Report May 2017
Deliverable 6
Draft Strategies Report October 2017
Deliverable 7
Regional Consolidated Needs Assessment Summary
Report
Deliverable 8
Draft Regional ITS Operational Roles and Responsibilities Report  October 2017
Workshop presentation October 17, 2017
Deliverable Review/Comment Form Due November 17, 2017
ITS Architecture Inventory Due November 17, 2017
ITS Services Prioritization worksheet Due November 17, 2017
ITS Fact Sheet and contact form Due November 17, 2017

2016 Regional Transportation Improvement Program

 

The Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) is the formal presentation to the state of projects that local agencies wish to implement within the next four years. Once projects are approved in the Regional Transportation Plan, they are incorporated into the Regional Transportation Improvement Program for ultimate inclusion into the Federal Transportation Improvement Program.

 

2016 Regional Transportation Improvement Program December 2015
2016 RTIP revision February 2016

Bicycle Plans

 

“Pedestrians and bicycles” is meant to cover non-motorized means of transit. This is the most non-polluting form of transportation. Kern COG has the role of encouraging and finding funds for improvements to facilitate non-motorized transit. Kern COG has adopted a Bicycle Facilities Plan and currently is a funding conduit for improvements in non-motorized transportation.

 

2017 Kern Region Active Transportation Plan

Through an extensive review of existing conditions and comprehensive community and stakeholder outreach, the Active Transportation Plan establishes a regional vision complemented by stand-alone recommendations for each jurisdiction and unincorporated area. User-friendly maps and prioritized projects provide a clearly defined implementation strategy, enabling communities to put their respective plans into action.

 

2013 City of Bakersfield Bicycle Transportation Plan

This Bicycle Transportation Plan provides an overarching vision supported by strategies and actions for improving the bicycling environment in Bakersfield. The purpose of this Plan is to identify strategic expansion of the existing network, complete network gaps, provide greater connectivity, educate, and encourage the public, and to maximize funding sources.

 

2012 Kern County Bicycle Master Plan

The 2012 Kern County Bicycle Master Plan and Complete Streets Recommendations provides a broad vision for encouraging increased bicycle travel, as well as strategies and actions, to improve conditions for bicycling throughout the unincorporated communities throughout the county. This Plan provides direction for expanding the existing bikeway network and connecting gaps within the unincorporated communities and throughout the county as a means of bettering the bicycling environment.

 

2001 Kern County Bicycle Plan

The Kern County Bicycle Plan has been produced so that much of the information related to bicycling in the Kern region will be available in a single document. The purpose this serves is to simplify and clarify bicycle travel facilities planning and serve as a basis of understanding for existing facilities and identify where the system needs to be expanded.

 

 

High Speed Rail

 

California high-speed rail will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected lands. By 2029, the system will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds capable of over 200 miles per hour.

 

High-Speed Rail Routes

The high-speed rail system planned for California will eventually encompass over 800 miles of rail, with up to 24 stations. Because the project is so large, and will run through areas of the state with extremely different geographical, environmental and economic issues, the project has been broken into ten separate sections, two of which go through Kern County.

Private Property and High-Speed Rail

The California High-Speed Rail Authority understands that private property owners will be affected by the proposed construction of the high-speed rail system. In light of this fact, the Authority has committed to do everything it can to educate, inform, and work collaboratively with affected property owners.

The documents on this page provide an at-a-glance reference for frequently asked questions and an overview of the procedures for acquiring property, the right-of-way process and the Permit-to-Enter process.

Heavy Maintenance Facility

In 2009, the California High Speed Rail Authority released a Request for Expression of Interest to site a Heavy Maintenance Facility (HMF) in the Central Valley. Kern COG submitted two proposals. One to be located in Shafter just north of the International Trade and Transportation Center and 7th  Standard Rd and Santa Fe Way. The other located on the east side of Wasco below Highway 46. There were 15 proposals submitted statewide.

Other Documents

 

Visit the California High Speed Rail Authority

 

Air Quality Conformity

Transportation Conformity requirements for highway and transit projects are defined by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, US EPA and US DOT (FHWA) guidance, and local consultation procedures set up by Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Air Pollution Control Districts to achieve and maintain Federal air quality standards.

Regional analysis addresses the effect of all regionally significant projects in a nonattainment area. The regional analysis considers the Design Concept (what type of project it is) and scope (how long, capacity, etc.) of all projects to be implemented by various analysis years. Regional conformity must be determined not less often than every 4 years by a MPO with a nonattainment or maintenance area, and usually is analyzed more often as Regional Transportation Plan and Federal Transportation Improvement Program amendments happen.

 

2017 Conformity Analysis 2014 RTP Amendment 2 2017 FTIP Amendment 9 October 19, 2017
2016 Conformity Analysis 2014 RTP Amendment 1 2017 FTIP September 15, 2016
2015 Conformity Analysis 2014 RTP 2015 FTIP Amendment 12 August 28, 2015
2014 Conformity Analysis 2014 RTP 2015 FTIP June 19, 2014
2013 Conformity Analysis 2011 RTP Amendment 5 2013 FTIP Amendment 9 November 4, 2013
2013 Conformity Analysis 2011 RTP Amendment 4 2013 FTIP Amendment 4 March 25, 2013
2013 Conformity Analysis 2011 RTP Amendment 3 2013 FTIP July 19, 2012
2011 Conformity Analysis 2011 RTP Amendment 2 2011 FTIP Amendment 10 April 19, 2012
2011 Conformity Analysis 2011 RTP Amendment 1 2011 FTIP Amendment 7 September 15, 2011
2011 Conformity Analysis 2011 RTP Amendment 1 2011 FTIP Amendment 4 May 19, 2011
2011 Conformity Analysis 2011 RTP 2011 FTIP July 15, 2010
2009 Conformity Analysis 2007 RTP Amendment 2 2009 FTIP Amendment 8 September 18, 2009
2009 Conformity Analysis 2007 RTP Amendment 1 2009 FTIP Amendment 2 January 15, 2009
2007 Conformity Analysis 2007 RTP 2007 FTIP Amendment 6 October 18, 2007
2007 Conformity Analysis 2007 RTP 2007 FTIP Amendment 3 May 17, 2007
2006 Conformity Analysis 2004 RTP 2006 FTIP July 20, 2006
2006 Conformity Analysis 2004 RTP 2004 FTIP February 24, 2006
2005 Conformity Analysis 2004 RTP 2004 FTIP April 21, 2005
2004 Conformity Analysis 2004 RTP 2004 FTIP August 19, 2004
Draft 2002 Conformity Analysis 2000 RTP 2002 FTIP May 2002

Areawide Directory

 

The Kern COG Areawide Directory provides vital information on Kern COG, its member agencies, critical public agencies, and media outlets operating in the Kern Region.

Areawide Directory – updated February 2017

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