Home

News & Issues

Meetings

Reports & Projects

TE Program

Wine Country IRP

Links

Contact Us

Extras

MCOG News & Issues

Newsletters and press releases are posted in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. The Acrobat Reader software may be downloaded free at www.adobe.com.

Willits Bypass Opens
After dedication ceremonies on Thursday, November 3, 2016, the long-awaited bypass was opened to traffic. Congratulations to our partners and all involved with delivering the top priority in the Regional Transportation Plan for Mendocino County. - 11/4/2016
MCOG's bypass history
Caltrans' bypass Facebook page
Caltrans' bypass web page
Caltrans' bypass news blog

Request for Proposals
"Pavement Management Program Update and GIS Linkage Update in Mendocino County" - due to MCOG by 5pm, Tuesday, September 27, 2016. - 8/30/2016
Download RFP
RFP Addendum - 9/20/2016

MCOG Tours Willits Bypass & Downtown - The Board of Directors will have its semi-annual transportation tour and mobile workshop on September 7 in Willits.
Press Release - 8/31/2016

Transit Service Expansion:
A federal grant will meet three top needs identified by MCOG's Social Services Transportation Advisory Council. Route 65 to Santa Rosa will be extended and trips added.
Press Release - 8/18/2016

MCOG Budget Adopted:
The Fiscal Year 2016-17 Budget was adopted by the Council's Board of Directors June 6, 2016.
FY2016-17 Budget (3.1 MB)

Annual Transportation Planning Work Program Adopted:
The Fiscal Year 2016/17 program was adopted June 6, 2016.
FY 2016-17 OWP (2 MB)

Polls: 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. - 2/4/2016
Press Release

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. - 2/2/2016
Download RFP
RFP Addendum

FY 2016/17 Unmet Transit Needs
MCOG's annual public hearing was held December 7, 2015 for Fiscal Year 2016/17 needs. Next MTA will analyze the list for feasibility and other criteria, for consideration by MCOG's Transit Productivity Committee and SSTAC in April/May. - 2/29/2016
Notice
Summary of All Testimony

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. - 10/22/2015
Press Release

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Plan
A public review draft of the Mendocino County Zero Emission Vehicle Regional Readiness Plan Phase 2 - Feasibility Report is now available. Please provide comments directly to Project Consultant Sue Haun by November 6, 2015. - 10/15/2015
Draft Feasibility Report (6 MB)
Final Report accepted Dec. 7, 2015 (5.3 MB)

MCOG Meets in Hopland
Monday,October 5

On its annual field trip to see locales of transportation plans and projects in Mendocino County, the Council will tour Hopland area sites along US 101 and SR 175, then hold its regular meeting on location at Brutocao School House Plaza. - 9/28/2015
Announcement
Agenda and materials
Hopland project page

Request for Proposals
"Voter Opinion Polling and Assessment for the City of Ukiah and Unincorporated Mendocino County" - due to MCOG Wednesday, October 21 at 3pm. - 9/24/2015
Download RFP

National Drive Electric Week:
MCOG hosted a free Ride & Drive demonstration at Oak & Standley Streets in downtown Ukiah, Saturday, Sept. 19, 10-4. The latest plug-in electric vehicles, including Tesla, Chevy, Honda, BMW, Toyota and Kia ere shown. Smart, clean, fast and fun, see why EV owners love them. Sponsored by Plug In America, Sierra Club, Electric Auto Assn.
Ukiah event web page
NDEW event highlights
NDEW event photos
Post-event press release - 9/21/2015

Request for Proposals
"Safe Routes to School Non-Infrastructure Activities in Mendocino County" - due to MCOG Friday, Sept. 25 at 3pm. - 9/1/2015
Download RFP
RFP Addendum #1
RFP Addendum #2
Reissued Request for Proposals - due Friday, Nov. 20 at 3pm. - 10/19/2015
Download RFP (1.3 MB)
RFP Addendum

Pacific Coast Bike Route Survey
Caltrans is conducting a survey of cyclists who have experience riding any segment of the PCBR. Please take the online survey or share the link by Sept. 31, 2015 to help our State partners improve the route for safer cycling. - 7/20/2015
Online survey
2013 PCBR Study

Hopland Main Street/101 Study
MCOG, Caltrans and a consultant team are conducting a Complete Streets study along Main Street, US-101 and SR-175.A community design workshop was held on February 11 and 12, with a follow-up community meeting June 11. A feasibility study will be presented in October.
Details in English
Details in Spanish
Media release
Project website

MCOG Budget Adopted: The Fiscal Year 2015-16 Budget was adopted by the Council's Board of Directors June 1, 2015.
FY2015-16 Budget (4.8 MB)

Annual Transportation Planning Work Program Adopted: The Fiscal Year 2015/16 program was adopted June 1, 2015.
To Reports & Projects page

Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Mendocino County: MCOG is hosting a series of community forums to hear input on locations identified in the ZEV Regional Readiness Plan. - 5/5/2015
Point Arena - May 26
Ukiah - May 27
Fort Bragg - June 2
Willits - June 3
Boonville - June 10
Flyer
Map of proposed sites
Plan with appendices (6.6 MB)

MCOG Budget Amended: The Fiscal Year 2014-15 Budget was amended on December 1, 2014 and April 6, 2015.
FY2014-15 Amended Budget (4.3 MB)

MCOG Offers Opportunity to Partner on Bike & Ped Projects: A second cycle of the State's Active Transportation Program (ATP) grants will be open March-April. Requests are due to MCOG by March 25. - 3/10/2015
Press release

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. - 1/2/2015
Organization chart / contact info

Requests for Proposals: Mendocino County Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Regional Readiness Plan – Phase 2 and Northwest California Alternative Transportation Fuels Readiness Project. Proposals are due to MCOG by January 23. - 12/23/2014
ZEV Ph.2 RFP
Alternative Fuels RFP
Addendum

Unmet Transit Needs Hearing: MCOG's annual hearing has been continued to Feb. 2. - 12/22/2014
Notice
Fiscal Year 2015-16 List

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. - 12/3/2014
Press release
Project page

Annual Unmet Transit Needs Workshop and Hearing: MCOG's Social Services Transportation Advisory Council will convene November 10, in an open public meeting. There are 2 vacant seats on the SSTAC. Next step is the public hearing December 1. - 11/4/2014
SSTAC agenda
Unmet Needs hearing notice

NOTE: The hearing was continued to Monday, February 2, 2015. A 30-day legal notice will be issued. - 12/3/2014

Unmet Transit Needs meetings October 22 and 23: Discussion will include updates to the countywide Coordinated Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Plan and the community's thoughts on social service transportation issues. - 10/7/2014
Flyer
Online survey

Request for Proposals: "Greater Ukiah Area Micro-Simulation Model," due to MCOG Friday, Oct. 31 at 3pm. - 10/3/2014
Download RFP (4 MB)
RFP Addendum - 10/22/2014
Project Area Map

MCOG Meets in Boonville Monday, Sept. 29: As part of a series of field trips to see transportation-related projects throughout Mendocino County, the Council will tour Anderson Valley sites along SR 128 and hold its regular meeting on location at the Fairgrounds. - 9/23/2014
Announcement
Agenda
Staff report
Valley Trail project page

MCOG Secures $904,000 for Covelo Transportation Project
Press release - 8/22/2014

Request for Proposals: "US 101 Hopland Main Street Corridor Engineered Feasibility Study in Mendocino County," due to MCOG Friday, July 25 at 3pm. - 6/27/2014
Download RFP (1.2 MB)
Addendum 1
Addendum 2

MCOG Budget Adopted: The Fiscal Year 2014-15 Budget was adopted by the Board of Directors on June 2, 2014. FY2014-15 Budget (2.7 MB)

Annual Transportation Planning Work Program Adopted: The Fiscal Year 2014/15 program was adopted by the Council June 2, 2014.
To Reports & Projects page

Request for Proposals: "Countywide Transit Ridership Survey" for Mendocino Transit Authority under a federal grant. Due to MTA 5pm, Fri., April 18. - 3/26/2014
Download RFP

Valley Trail Workshop: Review and comment on concepts for a bicycle and pedestrian trail through Anderson Valley.
Press release - 3/7/2014

Innovative Satellite Call Boxes Installed for Motorist Safety: In January 2014, the first call boxes in the nation using satellite communications were deployed in Mendocino County.
Press release - 1/17/2014
To SAFE page

Annual Unmet Transit Needs Workshop and Hearing: MCOG's Social Services Transportation Advisory Council will meet November 7. There are 2 seats open on the SSTAC. Next step is the public hearing December 2. - 11/6/2013
SSTAC agenda
SSTAC flyer and notice
Unmet Needs hearing notice

MCOG Meets in Covelo Nov. 4: As part of a series of field trips to see transportation-related projects throughout Mendocino County, the November Council meeting will be in Round Valley. - 10/28/2013
Flyer
Announcement
Agenda
Round Valley project page

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. - 10/1/2013
2013 RHNA (2 MB)
More information

MCOG's Autumn 2013 Newsletter Mendocino COGnizance - 9/20/2013

Mendocino County Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Plan: This Regional Readiness Plan was presented and accepted by MCOG. - 8/19/2013
Reports page

MCOG Budget Adopted: The Fiscal Year 2013-14 Budget was adopted by the Board of Directors. FY2013-14 Budget (3.7 MB) - 6/3/2013

Willits Bypass Update: Nearly $31 million for the environmental mitigation program has been allocated by the California Transportation Commission. More info - 5/7/2013

February 28 Workshop: Making Safe Walk and Bike Paths in Round Valley - 2/12/2013

Regional Housing Needs Allocation: MCOG is in the process of drafting the 2013 RHNA Plan, allocating State projected housing needs among the Cities and County for planning purposes. - 12/21/2012
2008 Adopted RHNA
MCOG Methodology for 2013 RHNA
Draft 2013 RHNA Allocations

Pacific Coast Bike Route and California Coastal Trail: MCOG, Caltrans District 1 and a consultant team are conducting an Engineered Feasibility Study on 100+ miles of coastal Route 1 in Mendocino County. The Draft Study Report will be presented at four public workshops Nov. 28, 29, Dec. 5 and 6 at Coast locations. - 11/16/2012
Workshops flyer
To Caltrans project webpage

Vision Mendocino 2030: Phase III is underway, continuing MCOG's part in California's Regional Blueprint Planning program. Phase II, "Vision and Values," is concluded. Now we invite your input to help choose a preferred growth scenario. Final workshop: Nov. 27 in Boonville. - 11/16/2012
November workshop series
Visit website

Annual Unmet Transit Needs Hearing: MCOG's Social Services Transportation Advisory Council met November 14. There are 2 seats open on the SSTAC. Next step is the public hearing December 3. - 11/16/2012
To Committees page
SSTAC flyer and notice
Unmet Needs Hearing Notice

Interested in serving on the California Transportation Commission?- 9/27/2012
Appointment info and links

MCOG Budget Adopted: The Fiscal Year 2012-13 Budget was adopted by the Board of Directors. 2012-13 Budget
(3.4 MB) - 6/4/2012

Recent past budgets:
2011-12 Budget (3.7 MB)
2010-11 Budget (2.2 MB)

Final “Mendocino County Rail-with-Trail Corridor Plan” to be Presented at June 4 MCOG Meeting - 5/22/2012

Fort Bragg Area Tour: MCOG's Board of Directors made its second visit, by MTA bus, to view transportation projects funded by MCOG and other resources and partners. Presentation (1.4 MB) - 4/2/2012

Funding Allocated to Complete Bypass of Willits - 3/30/2012

Community Meeting to Receive Public Input on the Proposed Refinement to Gualala Downtown Design Plan - 3/5/2012

Mendocino Rails with Trails Corridor Plan – Workshop to Review Public Draft - 2/21/2012

MCOG Awards Over $1.6 Million to Local Transportation Projects - 12/13/2011

Notice of Public Hearing on December 5 - Unmet Transit Needs - 10/31/2011

Mendocino Rails with Trails Public Workshops In September - 8/26/2011

MCOG FY 2010/11 Annual Report - 8/12/2011

Grant Awarded for Round Valley Bike & Ped Study - 8/2/2011

County Roads Newly Eligible for Federal Support - 6/8/2011

Flyer - MCOG Meets in Covelo April 4 - 3/28/2011

Notice of Public Hearing on December 6 - Unmet Transit Needs - 11/2/2010

Point Arena Wins Grant for Safe Routes to School Project - 11/8/2010

Disappointing Delay for Willits Bypass Construction - 9/1/2010

Grant Awarded for Rail-Trail Corridor Plan - 8/25/2010

Regional Transportation Plan Workshops Planned for May - 4/19/2010

MCOG Meets in Willits October 5 - 9/23/2009

MCOG Call for TE Projects - 9/18/2009

New MCOG Board Members Seated - 2/3/2009


PAST NEWSLETTERS

MCOG's Summer 2009 Newsletter Mendocino COGnizance

MCOG's Spring 2008 Newsletter Mendocino COGnizance

MCOG's Summer 2007 Newsletter Mendocino COGnizance

MCOG's Fall 2006 Newsletter Mendocino COGnizance

MCOG's Winter 2005-06 Newsletter Mendocino COGnizance

MCOG's Spring 2005 Newsletter Mendocino COGnizance

MCOG's Fall 2004 Newsletter Mendocino COGnizance

MCOG's Summer 2003 Newsletter Mendocino COGnizance

MCOG's Fall 2002 Newsletter Mendocino COGnizance

Print copies are available at the MCOG office. Mendocino Council of Governments' newsletter was initiated in 1997.


PAST PRESS RELEASES

MCOG Meets in Fort Bragg October 6 - 9/26/2008

Caltrans Awards Grant Money to Local Groups - 9/9/2008

Mendocino County Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) - Adopted 8/25/2008 by MCOG Board of Directors

Community Workshops: Mendocino County Human Service-Public Transportation
Coordination Plan
- 5/9/2008

Public Hearing Notice: Laytonville Plan - 1/29/2008

Public Hearing Notice: Unmet Transit Needs - 10/29/2007

MCOG Meets in Laytonville October 1 - 9/25/2007

MCOG Reacts to State Commission’s Rejection of Willits Bypass - 3/5/2007

CTC Staff Recommends $177 Million of Bond Funds for Willits Bypass - 2/20/2007

MCOG Proposes $177 Million Bypass Project for Bond Funds - 1/10/2007

Public Hearing Notice: Unmet Transit Needs - 11/13/2006

Impact of Propositions 1A and 1B in Mendocino County - 10/31/2006

Transportation Grants Awarded to Local Communities - 8/25/2006

MCOG Adopts $16 Million Transportation Program - 1/23/2006

MCOG Adopts Regional Transportation Plan - 12/6/2005

Willits Bypass Environmental Process Closer to Completion - 6/15/2005

MCOG Elects New Officers - 2/9/2005

MCOG Awards $2 Million to Regional Projects - 12/7/2004

Funding Slashed for Local Transportation Projects - 9/22/2004

An Opportunity to Have a Say in the Way Our County Travels - 9/16/2004

Funds Available for Transportation Enhancement Projects - 6/16/2004

Hopland Bypass Update - 4/5/2004

IRP Stakeholder General Assembly Planned - 2/10/2004

Forecast Sees Long Commutes on Narrow Mountain Roads in Wine Country - 2/10/2004

Explosive Growth in Wine Country - 2/10/2004

2003 Walk & Roll Festival - May 19-24 - 3/21/2003

MCOG Opposes Prop 51 - 10/8/2002

Mendocino SAFE Installs First 25 Call Boxes - 7/24/2002

2002 Ukiah Valley Walk & Roll Festival - 2/20/2002

Voter Survey Shows Support for Transportation Sales Tax - 2/11/2002

MCOG To Adopt $17 Million Regional Transportation Program - 11/20/2001

MCOG Releases Transportation Funds to Local Governments - 6/15/2001

MCOG Wins Inter-Regional Grant Award - 6/15/2001