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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.
Kern 511




Regional Awards Call for Nominations

Kern Council of Governments is seeking nominations for its 2023 Regional Awards of Merit ceremony, which honors those programs, organizations, and individuals who are making life in the Kern region better through innovative, cooperative efforts. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please call or email Susanne Campbell at (661) 635-2906, scampbell@kerncog.org. Nomination forms and all attachments are due to Susanne Campbell at 1401 19th Street, Suite 300, Bakersfield, Calif. 93301, no later than 4 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2023.


2021-2022 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 October 2023 edition of the Progress Report for Projects of Regional Significance is now available.

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