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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.


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2018 RTP Outreach Meeting Schedule

2018 Regional Transportation Plan outreach meetings are scheduled for the following dates, times and places:

Date Location Address Start Time
May 6, 2017 Lengthwise Brewery 7700 District Blvd., Bakersfield 3:00 p.m.
May 9, 2017 David Head Center 10300 San Diego Street, Lamont 6:00 p.m.
May 10, 2017 Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce 1725 Eye Street, Bakersfield 11:30 a.m.
May 11, 2017 Rexland Community Center 325 E Fairview, Bakersfield 93307 6:00 p.m.
May 20, 2017 Old Courthouse 810 8th Street, Wasco 1:00 p.m.
May 24, 2017 Friendship House 2424 Cottonwood Road, Bakersfield 5:30 p.m.
May 30, 2017 Tehachapi Police Department 220 W. "C" Street, Tehachapi 5:30 p.m.
May 31, 2017 Mariah Country Inn & Suites 1385 State Highway 58, Mojave, CA 5:30 p.m.
June 9, 2017 Foundation for Second Chances 225 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 10:00 a.m.

If your community or organization would like to host a meeting on the 2018 RTP please contact Becky Napier at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 661-635-2900.

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 5:00 PM on August 31, 2017.

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

Kern COG is soliciting views from your agency as to the scope and content of the environmental issues to be included in the EIR for the 2018 RTP. Kern COG seeks input from local, state, and federal agencies, as well as other interested parties, on issues relevant to the RTP (including the SCS). The project location, description, and the expected scope of environmental analysis are described on the following pages.

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 (2018 RTIP)

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

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

The Kern region stands to receive about $40 million a year for transportation projects now that California’s Senate Bill 1 has passed. Also, Kern COG’s Intelligent Transportation Systems plan aims to take advantage of technology and roadway efficiencies. Find these stories and more in our spring Quarterly.


Projects of Regional Significance Progress Report

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

Transportation Progress Report [April 2017]




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