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



New Survey

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s) are becoming more popular, and maybe an answer to help with our housing crisis. Kern Council of Governments in interested in learning how you feel about ADU’s. Please take the short attached survey to help us with planning sustainable communities as part of our next Regional Transportation Plan. Your input is extremely valuable to us.



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

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