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.
Streets & Roads Need Repair
Preliminary results of voter opinion surveys commissioned
by MCOG show strong support from voters in Mendocino County
and City of Ukiah for a half-cent special sales tax to repair
local streets and roads.
Request for Proposals
"Preliminary Engineering and Right-of-Way Services for
the Covelo SR 162 Corridor Multi-Purpose Trail in Mendocino
County" - due to MCOG by Friday, March 4, 2016 at 3pm.
Unmet Transit Needs Hearing: MCOG's annual
public hearing was held December 7 for Fiscal Year 2016/17
needs. - Report pending
Unmet Needs List
State Grant Awards for Trails
On October 21, the California Transportation Commission approved
three grants for bicycle and pedestrian projects to improve
health and safety in Mendocino County, two in Round Valley
and one in Ukiah.
MCOG Budget Adopted:
The Fiscal Year 2015-16 Budget was adopted by the Council's
Board of Directors June 1, 2015.
Budget (4.8 MB)
Annual Transportation Planning Work Program Adopted:
The Fiscal Year 2015/16 program was adopted June 1, 2015.
Reports & Projects page
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)
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
Transportation Funding in California
This 2014 updated guide helps to unravel the complexities.
Mendocino County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies
In January 2014, the first call boxes in the nation
using satellite communications were deployed in Mendocino
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)
North State Super Region
MCOG is a signatory to a newly created association
of regional transportation planning agencies from 16 counties.
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
Transportation Acronyms Demystified