Welcome to MCOG, the Regional Transportation
Planning Agency (RTPA) for our countywide region-- "a cog in the
wheels of our transportation system."
The purpose of the Mendocino Council of Governments is
to assist local governments in planning to address common needs, cooperating
for mutual benefit,
and coordinating for sound regional, community, and intercommunity development.
MCOG’s mission is to provide regional, community, and intercommunity
to administer transportation funding and financing,
to represent Mendocino County’s interests at higher levels of government,
to develop transportation projects for future funding,
to provide technical assistance for transportation project delivery,
to support rural/public transportation services,
to administer grants for transportation/community enhancement projects, and
to provide a forum to facilitate discussion on other matters of regional importance.
Regional and local government working together to connect communities,
create thriving town centers, and develop healthy, livable neighborhoods
for drivers, cyclists, pedestrians, and transit riders.
Mission and Vision adopted by the Board of Directors 12/6/2010
Acting as the Regional Transportation Planning Agency, MCOG disburses
state and federal funds for transportation and provides regional
planning. Occasionally the Council serves as a regional forum.
MCOG is responsible for preparing the Regional Transportation
Plan, and funded projects are to be consistent with the Plan. Projects
involve planning, capital improvements, rehabilitation and maintenance,
public transit fleet replacement, and multi-modal facilities.
MCOG is overseen by a board consisting of two Mendocino County
supervisors, a countywide public appointee, and one council member
from each of the four incorporated cities: Ukiah, Fort Bragg, Willits,
and Point Arena. A representative of Caltrans serves on the Policy
Advisory Committee with the seven directors.
Mendocino Council of Governments (MCOG) was formed as a joint
powers agreement in 1972, as mandated by state law, the Transportation
Development Act (TDA). MCOG is a political subdivision of the State
MCOG serves as the Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE)
of Mendocino County, administering the call box program since 1994.
MCOG also is involved with housing and economic development.
Main Street Community Design Workshop
MCOG, Caltrans and a consultant team are conducting a Complete
Streets study along Main Street, US-101 and SR-175. Join us
in a community design workshop, February 11 and 12.
MCOG Staff Reorganization
Effective October 1, 2014, staffing services are under new
contracts. Dow & Associates joins the newly formed Davey-Bates
Consulting to continue serving both the Mendocino and Lake
regional transportation planning agencies.
chart / contact info
MCOG Agrees to Share in Added Costs of Willits Bypass
At its meeting December 1, MCOG unanimously approved
Caltrans’ request to commit a share of funds to cover
increased costs to complete construction of the U.S. 101 Bypass
of Willits project. MCOG’s share, at the long-established
rate of 15 percent, is approximately $9,705,000.
Soon visionmendocino2030.org documents will be migrated to
mendocinocog.org. The Regional Blueprint Plan was adopted
by MCOG on December 2, 2013.
Blueprint Plan (11 MB)
MCOG Budget Adopted
The Fiscal Year 2014-15 Budget was adopted by the
Board of Directors on June 2, 2014.
Budget (2.7 MB)
Annual Transportation Planning Work Program Adopted
The Fiscal Year 2014/15 program was adopted by the Council
in June. To
Reports & Projects page
State Route 128 Corridor
Valley Trail Feasibility Study
This Community Based Transportation Planning grant-funded
study is now complete.
SR128 Valley Trail
This is MCOG's seventh annual Caltrans CBTP award. More project
Rails With Trails
Ph.1 and 2
Mendocino County Safe Routes to School Plan
This plan was completed in April 2014 and is now
available with a useful toolkit and information.
Reports & Projects page
Mendocino County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies
In January, the first call boxes in the nation using
satellite communications were deployed in Mendocino County.
To SAFE page
CTC's Annual Report to the Legislature
The California Transportation Commission
has released its 2013 report, available online.
report from CTC
North State Transportation for
Economic Development Study
This report presents the case for
ongoing transportation investment in the 16-county North State
Super Region. - Oct. 2013
Report (10 MB)
Mendocino County Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Plan
This Regional Readiness Plan was presented and accepted by
MCOG August 19, 2013.
Regional Housing Needs Allocation
MCOG has adopted the 2013 RHNA Plan, which allocates State
projected housing needs among the Cities and County for planning
purposes. The public comment period is now closed.
RHNA (2 MB)
2012 Regional Bikeway Plan
The Final Plan was adopted by MCOG on June 4, 2012.
Bikeway Plan webpage
Regional Transportation Plan 2010 Update
This update was adopted by MCOG on September 19, 2011 in a
To RTP page
State Super Region
MCOG is a signatory to a newly created association of
regional transportation planning agencies from 16 counties.
Transportation Acronyms Demystified