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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.


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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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Environmental and Social Equity & Business and Industry Joint Roundtable

The Kern COG Environmental and Social Equity & Business and Industry Joint Roundtable will meet at 2:00 PM on August 15, 2017. The agenda is available here.

ATP Workshop Schedule

Active Transportation Plan workshops are scheduled for the following dates, times and places:

Date Location Address Start Time
June 10, 2017 Brimhall Farmer’s Market 9500 Brimhall Road, Bakersfield 9:00 a.m.
June 10, 2017 Golden State Farmer’s Market 3201 “F” Street, Bakersfield 8:00 a.m.
June 11, 2017 Kaiser Farmer’s Market 8800 Ming Ave., Bakersfield 9:00 a.m.
June 13, 2017 Clinica Sierra Vista Farmer’s Market 8787 Hall Road, Bakersfield 3:00 p.m.
June 13, 2017 Ridgecrest Farmer’s Market Ridgecrest and Balsam 5:00 p.m.
June 14, 2017 Shafter Farmer’s Market 320 Central Avenue 8:00 a.m.
June 14, 2017 Wasco Farmer’s Market Hwy 43 between 7th -8th 2:00 p.m.
June 15, 2017 Tehachapi Farmer’s Market 211 E. Tehachapi Blvd. 4:00 p.m.

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
June 7, 2017 Shafter Rotary Shafter Veterans Hall 6:30 a.m.
June 7, 2017 Business, Transportation and Rail Expo Hodel’s, 5917 Knudsen, Bakersfield 5:00 p.m.
June 13, 2017 Ridgecrest Farmer’s Market Ridgecrest and Balsam 8:00 a.m.
June 22, 2017 Faith Community Church 20 Panorama Drive, Wofford Heights 5:00 p.m.
June 24, 2017 Taft Rails-to-Trails Car Show Rails-to-Trails Park, 4th and Main 9:00 a.m.
July 3, 2017 McFarland July 4 Celebration McFarland Park, 100 2nd St. 5:00 p.m.
August 5, 2017 Frazier Park Fiesta Days Frazier Mountain Community Park 9:00 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

Transportation Development Act Article 3 Program. Funding for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety and Travel Facilities. Deadline is Monday July 17, 2017.

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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