Final Regional Transporation Plan and Sustainble Communities Plan Adopted
StanCOG has adopted its Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy. Click here to review the final plan and associated documents.
Working Together for
StanCOG is faciliating a joint effort of the Cities of Patterson, Newman, Turlock and Stanislaus County in what's called the South County Corridor. The project is a feasibility study to determine if there is a suitable route connecting Interstate 5 and State Highway 99 in the southern portion of Stanislaus County and if so, can it be funded for construction.
The purpose of this effort is to foster and promote a viable and vital expressway facility that would improve goods movement in the southern portion of the County and promote a successful business climate, including the inclusion of appropriate, desirable land uses which would increase investment and enhance the South Couty Corridor area for all travel modes. Click here to learn more about his project!
StanCOG is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Stanislaus Region as designated by the Federal government, and the Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) as designated by the State of California. A MPO/RTPA is a public organization that works with local governments and citizens in its region by dealing with issues and needs that cross city and county boundaries.
StanCOG is a council of city and county governments comprised of the Cities of Ceres, Hughson, Modesto, Newman, Oakdale, Patterson, Riverbank, Turlock and Waterford, and the County of Stanislaus, that was established in 1971 by a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) to address regional transportation issues.
It is responsible for developing and updating a variety of transportation plans and for allocating the federal and state funds to implement them. While regional transportation planning is its primary role, StanCOG is also involved in other issues that affect the entire region such as air quality.
StanCOG provides the forum that brings mayors, city council members and county supervisors together to work on regional issues in a setting that promotes the involvement of the public in the planning process for the Stanislaus region.