Welcome To Kern COG!
Kern COG is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Kern Region as designated by the Federal government, and the Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) as designated by the State of California. It is responsible for developing and updating a variety of transportation plans and for allocating the federal and state funds to implement them. While regional transportation planning is its primary role, Kern COG is also involved in other issues that affect the entire region such as air quality. Kern COG provides the forum that brings mayors, city council members and county supervisors together to work on regional issues in a setting that promotes the involvement of the public in the planning process for the Kern region.
Sign up for information on the Kern 2022 Regional Transportation Plan at Directionsto2050.com
Check out 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.
Community-Based Outreach Mini-Grant Program
Kern Council of Governments is seeking assistance from community-based organizations to solicit public input into key activities associated with the preparation of its 2022 Regional Transportation Plan Sustainable Communities Strategy. Mini Grants up to $2,500 will be provided to community based organizations with existing community contacts to ensure diverse and extensive input by further expanding community outreach activities. Applications are available here.
Notice of Preparation of 2022 RTP
Kern COG is soliciting input as to the scope and content of the environmental issues to be included in the Program EIR. Kern COG seeks input from local, state, and federal agencies, as well as other interested parties, on issues relevant to the RTP/SCS. The project location, description, and the expected scope of environmental analysis are described here.
Your Comments Are Needed
Kern COG is developing comprehensive Local Road Safety Plans (LRSPs) for the Cities of Arvin, Bakersfield, California City, Delano, Maricopa, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi, and Wasco. Please check out our dashboard www.kerncogroadsafetyplans.com of safety information which provides an opportunity for the public to leave a comment about safety concerns in their area. Once completed, these plans will help agencies compete for future safety improvement funds managed by the state.
Kern COG News & Events
Kern COG’s traditional newsletter, the Kern COG News & Events, is published up to twelve times a year and is designed to keep the public informed of Kern COG activities. The latest issue is available here.
Projects of Regional Significance Progress Report
The July 2021 edition of the Progress Report for Projects of Regional Significance is now available.