Following are recent stories and announcements released by MCOG.
March 20, 2020 - MCOG is developing plans for continued operations and staffing during the coronavirus emergency. We will continue moving important transportation projects and services forward, while protecting the health and safety of our staff and the community. These plans will comply with the March 18 County of Mendocino Public Health Order, used as guidance for agency operations.
January 31, 2020 - The newest segment of Ukiah's rail trail was opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Clara and Mason Streets. A crowd assembled, with State Senator McGuire, elected officials, city staff and other key players giving remarks and thanks to all who helped to make it a reality. MCOG's entire staff joined in the festivities. Congratulations to all involved with completing this…
January 27, 2020 - Learn about new analysis requirements for development projects and land use plans:
January 13, 2020 - MCOG invites the public to identify transit needs at its regular meeting on February 3, 2020. The agenda will be posted on this website under Meetings. View or download the notice:
December 2, 2019 - The Mendocino Council of Governments has hired Category Five Professional Consultants, Inc. (CFPC) to perform a Fire Vulnerability Assessment & Emergency Evacuation Preparedness Plan for Mendocino County. To gain a clear understanding of residents’ concerns regarding fire threat and evacuation and to understand the diverse needs of local area residents, CFPC is asking the…
September 9, 2019 - The following addendum addresses written questions received. Proposals are due September 13, 2019 at 5pm.
August 15, 2019 - MCOG invites proposals for professional services to conduct a Fire Vulnerability Assessment and Emergency Preparedness Plan for Mendocino County. Funded by a Caltrans Climate Adaptation Planning grant, this project will involve community stakeholders as well as technical work. Proposals are due by September 13, 2019 at 3pm. Download the RFP for full details:
July 31, 2019 - The following addendum addresses written questions received by the July 26 deadline..
July 8, 2019 - The Mendocino County Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) and Alternative Fuels Readiness Plan Update is now available. Prepared by W-Trans with MCOG staff and regional ZEV Advisory Group, the plan provides research, recommendations and resources for local agencies. Included is a target of 150 public Level 2 electric vehicle chargers to meet 2025 demand, requiring the installation of 69 new…
June 27, 2019 - The final Mendocino Pedestrian Needs Master Document is now complete. This report considers prior plans, existing conditions, and public and agency input to create a comprehensive list with descriptions of projects to make it easier to walk in Mendocino County. - Accepted 6/3/2019 (with direction to finalize plan)
June 24, 2019 - MCOG invites proposals from qualified consultants for the grant-funded "SB 743 Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Regional Baseline Study." Proposals are due by 3pm on July 22, 2019 at our offices. Download the RFP document for full details:
May 21, 2019 - The draft Mendocino County Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) & Alternative Fuels Readiness Plan will be accepted by MCOG's Board of Directors, with amendments recommended by ZEV Advisory Group and board members, on June 3, 2019. The consultant W-Trans will make a presentation at the meeting, which can be viewed live or later on YouTube from the Mendocino County Video page. View or…
May 2, 2019 - The Draft North Coast/Inland Area Project Evaluation Report is now available for review! The comment period ends May 27, 2019. For more information, visit https://mendopedestrian.org/.
March 22, 2019: Mendocino Council of Governments (MCOG) will meet on Monday, April 1 for its semiannual tour of transportation plans and projects in local communities. The Council will take a bus tour of the Point Arena area at 10:15 a.m. Over the lunch hour, the Council will hold its regular meeting at the Gualala Community Center, 47950 Center Street, followed by a walking tour of downtown…
February 28, 2019 - The Draft South Coast/Greater Point Arena Area Project Evaluation Report is now available for review! The comment period ends March 31, 2019. For more information, view the press release and https://mendopedestrian.org/.
January 7, 2019 - MCOG invites the public to identify transit needs at its regular meeting on February 4, 2019. The agenda will be posted on this website under Meetings. View or download the notice:
December 5, 2018 - MCOG has revised this RFP, adding more funds to the consultant scope of work.. Proposals are due by January 4, 2019 at 3pm. View or download the revised Request for Proposals:
November 9, 2018 - MCOG and ChargePoint reveal sites of a new fast-charge network for electric vehicle travel on US-101 to be completed by year end. View our press release for details.
November 7, 2018 - MCOG invites proposals for professional right-of-way services to take this life-saving project to the next step, due December 14 at 5pm. In partnership with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Round Valley Indian Tribes, MCOG has received grant funding for the design and construction of Phase I and Phase II of the Covelo SR 162 Corridor Multi-Purpose…
October 29, 2018: Mendocino Council of Governments (MCOG) will meet in Willits on Monday, November 5 for its annual tour of transportation plans and projects in local communities. The Council will take a bus tour of downtown Willits plans and projects at 9:30 a.m., led by Caltrans staff.
9/14/2018 - How would you improve walking opportunities in your community? Bring your ideas to our workshops in Ukiah and Fort Bragg, October 4, 6 and 11, as part of the Mendocino County Pedestrian Needs Assessment and Engineered Feasibility Study, Refreshments served. See more details in the bilingual flyers:
August 20, 2018 - The final 2018 plan was adopted by MCOG. A comment letter was included with the submittal to Housing & Community Development as directed by the Counci, to reflect concerns of the jurisdictions affected.
July 31, 2018 - Mendocino Land Trust announced a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the last of 13 EV charging installations on Friday, August 17 at 5pm, West Mendocino Ave. & School Street in Willits. The stations were developed in seven destination state parks and four corridor towns. See MLT's press release for details:
7/11/2018 - Willits hikers and cyclers, catch this survey before it closes! Download the flyers for details.
June 6, 2018, Ukiah, CA - This is a great opportunity to join the Dow & Associates firm under contract with MCOG to provide staffing for the Regional Transportation Planning Agency.
On Monday, June 4 at the regular meeting of the Mendocino Council of Governments (MCOG), Executive Director Phil Dow announced his retirement after a career of more than 40 years in transportation. A registered traffic engineer, he served as the Transportation Planner for MCOG starting in the 1980s, then as Executive Director since 1999. He has chosen MCOG Program Manager Nephele Barrett as the…
At its April 2, 2018 Council meeting, MCOG's Board of Directors passed a resolution to join the Coalition to Protect Local Transportation Improvements, a diverse group of local government, business, labor, transportation and other organizations throughout the state, in support of Proposition 69 and opposing repeal of SB 1.
Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, was signed into law on April 28, 2017. This legislative package invests $54 billion over the next decade to fix roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and puts more dollars toward transit and safety. These funds will be split equally between state and local investments... Read more and see a map of transportation…
The 2017 Regional Transportation Plan was adopted by resolution after a public hearing at the Council's regular meeting of February 5, 2018. A finding was made of Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), following an orderly public process.
January 3, 2018 - The RTP is updated every four years. The public review and comment period starts January 4, 2018. Written comments must be received by Friday, February 2. Oral comments may be presented at MCOG's public hearing on February 5, when the RTP is on the agenda for adoption by the Board of Directors.
December 22, 2017 - MCOG invites proposals from qualified consultants for the grant-funded "Mendocino County Pedestrian Facility Needs Inventory & Engineered Feasibility Study." Proposals are due by 3pm on January 26, 2018 at our offices. Download the RFP document for full details. Addendum 1 answers questions submitted by the due date.
December 4, 2017 - MCOG's Board of Directors has adopted the Initial Study & Mitigated Negative Declaration, after the required review and comment period, A determination of mitigated negative declaration was made.
Ukiah, CA - December 5, 2017: When we're paying more at the pump, here's what we're getting for the investment. MCOG adopted its 2018 Regional Transportation Improvement Program on Dec. 4, 2017. This and several other programs will benefit directly from new funds as a result of Senate Bill 1.
MCOG invites the public to identify transit needs at its regular meeting on Dec. 4., 2017. The agenda will be posted on this website under Meetings.
The public is invited to comment on the proposed mitigated negative declaration pursuant to the provisions of CEQA. The review period is 30 days, October 18 through November 16, 2017. Written comments must be submitted to MCOG no later than November 16, 2017. The initial study and proposed mitigated negative declaration document is available for review online (see links below) or during regular…
On June 3, 2019, MCOG adopted the Fiscal Year 2019/20 Planning Overall Work Program (OWP). There are 15 work elements including transportation planning projects of two Cities, the County, and MCOG.
City of Fort Bragg hosted the Board of Directors' semi-annual transportation tour and special meeting on a rainy, blustery day in April. MTA provided a driver and the holiday trolley for transport.Tour videoMeeting videoAgenda and Itinerary:
Ukiah, CA - March 17, 2017: MCOG has partnered with ChargePoint and Redwood Coast Energy Authority to install a network of DC chargers on Highway 101, funded by grants from the California Energy Commission.
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.
The community is invited to come have a say about the future of transportation in Mendocino County! Join us at any of five locations, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
The Mendocino County RTP is being updated and we ask for your input. The survey can be submitted online or printed and returned by mail. To submit by email, open the file using a PDF reader (not Internet browser).
"Pavement Management Program Update and GIS Linkage Update in Mendocino County" - due to MCOG by 5pm, Tuesday, September 27, 2016. - 8/30/2016