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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.


 2021 RTP


2022 RTP



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.
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CMAQ & RSTP Call for Projects

Announcing the 2023 Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) Program and Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) Call for Projects!

Please visit www.kerncog.org/call-for-projects/ for more information. Applications are due by 5:00 PM on July 17, 2023.


Annual Community Survey

The Kern Council of Governments has commissioned GRA and McGuire Research, independent research firms, to conduct research on important issues in the Kern County. Respondents may be contacted by email, text or telephone.

Your individual responses are entirely confidential and anonymous, and will be used for research purposes only. Your individual data will not be sold or provided to anyone. You will not be approached for any other reason – we are only interested in your opinions. We would appreciate your response.

For further information, the purpose of this survey or the Kern Council of Governments please contact: Ahron Hakimi, Executive Director.


2020-2021 Annual Report

Kern COG’s Annual Report provides an overview of the results achieved by various projects conducted throughout the fiscal year.. The latest issue is available here.


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 2023 edition of the Progress Report for Projects of Regional Significance is now available.

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