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.
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.
Regional Awards of Merit
Kern Council of Governments is pleased to present its Twenty Ninth Annual Regional Awards of Merit Program, March 5, 2020. This special event provides Kern County residents the opportunity to thank and honor citizens, community-based organizations and public officials who have made, and are still making, significant contributions to this region’s quality of life. Those who will be recognized are the impetus behind valuable programs and projects and have dedicated themselves to this area’s success.
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 2020 edition of the Progress Report for Projects of Regional Significance is now available.