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



Transportation Needs Survey

Kern Council of Governments is conducting a county-wide assessment that will help identify transportation challenges faced by residents in Kern County. The needs assessment will be conducted within the outlying communities in Kern, with the goal of assessing the mobility needs of under-resourced residents. This information can be used to identify potential zero-emissions mobility solutions to meet those needs. You can learn more about this project and access the survey at the following link: www.kerncogcleanmobilityoptions.com


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.


Extension Deadline of RFPs for the 2022 Regional Housing Needs Allocation Plan

Kern Council of Governments (Kern COG) is soliciting proposals from consultants to assist Kern COG with the state‐mandated 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) process to identify the number of housing units that each local government in the Kern region must accommodate in the Housing Element of its General Plan. Kern COG is extending the deadline to 4:00 PM on Friday, April 30, 2021.


CMAQ & RSTP Call for Projects

Announcing the 2021 Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) Program and Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) Call for Projects!

Please visit https://www.kerncog.org/call-for-projects/ for more information. Applications are due by 5:00 PM on August 12, 2021.



2021 Community Survey

Kern Council of Governments is conducting a Community Survey with the assistance of Godbe Research and McGuire Research Services. The source of the sample being used is publicly available through county voter registration records from Kern County. If you are one of the randomly selected individuals to complete this survey either by landline, cell phone or email, we greatly appreciate your assistance in answering this survey.


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

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