Planning

 

Long Term Planning

The Council of Governments conducts long-term planning studies for San Benito County’s transportation needs. Working together with local and regional agencies, COG develops several long-range plans.

 

Regional Transportation Plan

The Council of San Benito County Governments prepares a county-wide Regional Transportation Plan every four years. The Plan considers future growth and the transportation investments needed to support the planned expansion of residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. The Plan sets forth policy over the next 20 years.

2018 Regional Transportation Plan (2040)

2014 Regional Transportation Plan

2009 Bikeway and Pedestrian Master Plan

AMBAG Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategies

Regional Growth Forecast

 

Short Term Planning

The Council of Governments conducts short-term planning studies for San Benito County’s more immediate transportation needs. Working together with local and regional agencies, COG develops several short-range plans.

Monterey Bay Area Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan

Regional Housing Needs Plan

Complete Streets Guidebook

City of Hollister Complete Streets Plan for the Nash/Tres Pinos Road Corridor  

 

Public Transportation Planning

2016 Short Range/Long Range Transportation Plan

 

Financing
COG assigns and distributes federal, state, and local funds for transportation projects in San Benito County that improve highway safety, relieve traffic congestion, and promote economic development.

The Council of Governments finances transportation projects through a variety of federal, state and local programs. The Council of Governments actively seeks special grants for the agency’s priority transportation projects. The largest funding programs include:

Regional Transportation Improvement Program

Regional Transportation Impact Mitigation Fee Nexus Study

Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program

Regional Surface Transportation Program

Transportation Development Act

 

Traffic Modeling

A traffic model is a tool for analyzing the major ways people travel using a computer program. The Council of Governments uses data generated in traffic modeling to predict driver behavior and determine long-term needs for roadway improvements in the region.

The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments maintains a regional traffic model, click here to view.