General Transportation Reports

 

Transportation Impact Fees in Kern 2020
Downtown Bakersfield Parking Study 2018
Regional Transportation Impact Fee Nexus Study 2012
Tribal Transportation Environmental Justice Collaborative Project 2010
Regional Transportation Monitoring Improvement Plan 2008
Technical Study for HOV Lanes on State Highways in the San Joaquin Valley 2005
Kern County Grand Jury – Report on Kern COG 2005
A Citizens’ Guide to Transportation Planning in the Kern Region 2004
Greater Tehachapi Area Circulation Study 2004
Southeast Kern County Regional Fee Nexus Study 2004
Environmental Justice Report 2003
Roads to Ruin, Transportation Funding Options for Kern County 2002
Kern County Transportation Funding Strategy 1995

 

Goods Movement & Freight

 

7 Challenges for Inland Ports presentation Central California 2023
KARGO Sustainability Study – Phase II Kern County 2023
KARGO Sustainability Study – Phase II – Appendices  Kern County 2023
KARGO Study Phase II – Final Report Presentation Kern County 2023
I-5 Freight ZERO Study Interstate 5 2022
Kern Goods Movement Cluster presentation Kern County 2021
KARGO Sustainability Study – Phase I Kern County 2021
California Inland Port Feasibility Analysis San Joaquin Valley 2020
Logistics Mitigation Fee Nexus Study Inland Empire 2019
South Central Valley Freight Hub Brochure San Joaquin Valley 2018
SJV Goods Movement Sustainable Implementation Plan San Joaquin Valley 2017
SJV Goods Movement Study I-5 SR-99 Corridor San Joaquin Valley 2017
SJV Interregional Goods Movement Study and Executive Summary San Joaquin Valley 2013
Kern County Goods Movement Strategy Kern County 2012
Kern County Rail Study: Phase II Kern County 2012
Kern County Rail Study: Phase I Kern County 2011
Kern County Railroad Grade Separation Study Kern County 2011
Kern EDC Rail Freight Study Kern County 2011
Origin and Destination Truck Study State Routes 223,166,46,& 65 2011
Origin and Destination Truck Study State Route 58 2009
Origin and Destination Truck Study Interstate 5 & State Route 99 2009
Goods Movement Study for US 395 Corridor US 395 2009

 

Highways and Corridors

 

Route 99 Interchange Feasibility Study – McFarland McFarland 2011
Route 58 & 223 Interchange Feasibility Study Metro Bakersfield 2011
Retrofit Noise Barrier Study – Route 58 Bakersfield 2010
Retrofit Noise Barrier Study – Route 99 Bakersfield 2010
Retrofit Noise Barrier Study – Route 14 Rosamond 2011
Eastern Sierra Corridor Enhancement Program Kern County 2010
Bakersfield System Study Summary Report Metro Bakersfield 2002
Metropolitan Bakersfield Major Transportation Investment Strategy Metro Bakersfield 1997
South Beltway Transportation Corridor Metro Bakersfield 1994
Mojave Corridor Study Mojave 1990
West Beltway Corridor Study Metro Bakersfield 1990
Route 178 Corridor Study Bakersfield 1986
Kern River Canyon Highway Corridor Study Route 178 Kern County 1984

Kern Medium and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Blueprint

Kern Council of Governments (Kern COG), in partnership with Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) and key stakeholders will develop a Blueprint for medium- and heavy-duty zero emission vehicle infrastructure. The Blueprint will identify major gaps in infrastructure for zero emission trucks and buses, community needs, available technology solutions, and ultimately a set of high-impact ‘shovel-ready’ infrastructure projects illustrative of pathways of progress to zero emission transportation.

Kern County is situated strategically between California’s San Joaquin Valley and the Southern California Ports, eastern United States, and the California Central Coast, and therefore a key location for goods movement. High-impact clean transportation projects identified through the Blueprint will facilitate more widespread use of zero emission medium-and heavy-duty trucks all along California’s major truck corridors and place Kern County on a path to achieving its Sustainable Communities Strategy greenhouse gas emission reduction goals at an accelerated rate.

The project approach is designed to accelerate the region’s clean transportation goals through the identification of high-impact or transformational infrastructure projects capable of stimulating additional outside investment. Projects identified through the planning process will not only have merit because of their immediate benefits (i.e., emissions reductions), but also because of their ability to demonstrate innovation and induce other fleet operators to electrify. The project team will document progress to-date in deploying zero emission infrastructure, engage with stakeholders to align the Blueprint with community needs, develop transparent and agreed upon methodologies for project selection, conduct thorough analyses, and produce detailed implementation plans for each site. The project scope will include both electric charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure.

2023 Kern Medium-Heavy Duty ZEV Infrastructure Blueprint

Kern Electric Vehicle Charging Station Blueprint

2024 Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Blueprint Update 

The 2024 Kern Electric Vehicle Charging Station Blueprint will address the following topics in the 2019 Kern EVCS Blueprint: report on the implementation of the 2019 Kern EVCS Blueprint and the current inventory of EV charging infrastructure in Kern County, examine and update the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (EVI) gaps and siting analysis (EVCS deployment schedule, and locations), revisit the goals and strategies to develop a 5-year plan for the deployment of EV Charging Stations for Light-Duty Vehicles in Kern County communities, examine opportunities and recommend how Kern COG, its member agencies, and the Kern County community can best take advantage of the numerous local, state, and federal funding opportunities. The scheduled completion of the Blueprint Update is June 2024.

We need your input regarding electric vehicle charging in our community! 

Please stay tune for updates…

Kern Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Blueprint

The purpose of the Kern Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Blueprint is to accelerate the deployment of zero emission transportation to help reach Kern COG 2018 Regional Transportation Plan air quality goals. Kern COG was awarded a grant of $200,000 from the California Energy Commission to create a Kern EVCS Blueprint. Kern COG staff, the consultant Center for Sustainable Energy and the Kern EVCS Work Group (WG) are working to complete a draft Kern EVCS Blueprint in March 2019 and a completed Blueprint in May 2019.

 

The Kern EVCS WG is tasked with the following work:

  • Review documents and provide or process information between the meetings
  • Set goals for EV infrastructure and vehicle deployment throughout Kern County
  • Review and accept the project selection methodology for up to 12 projects incorporated in the plan
  • Distribute and/or identify contacts for the distribution of a Kern EV Blueprint toolkit
  • Kern COG member agencies are also invited to provide input to the EVCS Blueprint as above.

 

Newsletters

 

Kern COG’s Annual Report provides an overview of the results achieved by various projects conducted throughout the fiscal year.

Kern COG’s traditional newsletter, the Kern COG Quarterly, is published up to four times a year and is designed to keep the public informed of fiscal operations.

Overall Work Program and Financial Plans

 

Kern COG’s Overall Work Program (OWP) documents the activities and products mandated by Federal regulations in sufficient detail (i.e. activity description, products, schedule, cost, etc.) to clearly explain the purpose and results of the work to be accomplished, including how they support the Federal transportation planning process.

The Annual Financial Plans include budgets for Kern COG and the Kern Motorist Aid Authority (KMAA).

 

Fiscal Year 2023 – 2024

Previous Fiscal Years

Quality of Life Survey

 

The Kern Council of Governments commissions a yearly Quality of Life Survey of residents of Kern County with the following research objectives:

  • assess residents’ overall opinion of the quality of life in their city or town
  • survey the importance of issues related to future quality of life in the county
  • identify housing preferences
  • understand the daily commute of the average resident
  • determine the feasibility of a transportation related revenue measure

Most Recent Survey

2023 Quality of Life Survey

Previous Surveys

The survey is also designed to track the results of telephone surveys conducted in previous years.

 

Regional Early Action Planning

REGIONAL EARLY ACTION PLANNING (REAP) 2.0

Background

California is committed to a future where we all have the option to live closer to our jobs, services, and daily destinations. We can achieve this future through more Housing options and affordability in nearby neighborhoods, which includes transportation options so we can walk our kids to school, ride our bikes to work, or take transit. REAP 2.0 is a key part of the state’s strategic investments toward this more sustainable, resilient, and inclusive future for people in all areas of the state.

REAP 2.0 is explicitly intended to meet multiple objectives – Infill Housing Development, Housing for all incomes, Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) reduction, and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) in ways that lead to transformative Policy Outcomes and accelerate the implementation of regional and local plans to achieve these goals.

Total State Funds Available to MPOs: $510,000,000
Funds Available to Kern COG: $ 12,670,717

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Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)

 

At the center of the transportation planning process is the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The RTP is a long-term (20-year) general plan for the region’s transportation network, and encompasses projects for all types of travel, including aviation and freight movement. The plan assesses environmental impacts of proposed projects, and establishes air quality conformity as required by federal regulations. The document also discusses inter-modal and multi-modal transportation activities.

Current and previous RTP documents are available here.

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