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.


Kern 511


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.
 Kern 511


Call for Nominations

Kern Council of Governments is pleased to present its Thirtieth Annual Regional Awards Program. You are cordially invited to submit your nominations celebrating both the pacesetters and visionary projects that have contributed significantly to our region in 2020.

2020 Regional Awards Nomination Form


Now Available

30-Day Public Review for Draft 2021 Federal Transportation Improvement Program, Draft 2018 Regional Transportation Plan Amendment No. 1, and Draft Corresponding Conformity Analysis.

Comments are welcomed at the workshop 10:00 A.M. January 13, 2021 and public hearing 6:30 P.M. January 21, 2021 or may be submitted in writing no later than 5:00 P.M. January 22, 2021.


New Survey

Kern Council of Governments in interested in learning how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected your life in regards to your transportation, shopping and dining experiences. Please take the short attached survey to help us determine what behaviors to focus on in our next Regional Transportation Plan. Your input is extremely valuable to us.




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 January 2021 edition of the Progress Report for Projects of Regional Significance is now available.

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