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Fresno COG’s Regional Transportation Plan-Sustainable Communities Strategy 2018-2042

After two years of planning and development, the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan which contains the region’s Sustainable Communities Strategy, was released for 55-day public review and comment on Thursday, April 5, 2018.


Fresno COG’s Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Introduction VideoNew! Watch now on


Notice of Public Hearings –

Hearing notice for Fresno Bee 4/4/2018

Hearing notice Vida En El Valle_Spanish 4/4/2018


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Fresno Council of Governments (Fresno COG) will hold a public hearing on April 26, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. during the Fresno COG Policy Board Meeting at the Fresno COG office building at 2035 Tulare Street, Suite 201, Fresno, CA 93721, regarding the Draft 2019 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (2019 FTIP), the Draft 2018 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Community Strategy (2018 RTP/SCS), the corresponding Draft Air Quality Conformity Analysis for the 2019 FTIP and 2018 RTP/SCS and the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public comments on these documents.


An additional public hearing will be held by Fresno COG staff, specifically Planning Director Kristine Cai, to receive public comments on the Draft 2018 Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) on May 15, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. at Selma City Hall, 1710 Tucker St, Selma, CA 93662.


Fresno COG’s Regional Transportation Plan 2018 – 2042 addresses greenhouse gas emissions reductions and other air emissions related to transportation, with the goal of preparing for future growth in a sustainable manner. The Regional Transportation Plan continues to provide necessary mobility to keeping us moving through the year 2042. It contains a variety of different Elements or chapters with each element augmented by additional documentation. Over 3,000 transportation projects are included in the plan, with funding timelines and plans of action.

More . . .


Unmet Transit Needs 2018 Public Comments Process

Do you or someone you know have a public transit need that is not being met?  The Fresno Council of Government’s (FCOG) Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC) would like to hear from you!


Unmet Transit Needs Meeting Announcement and Listing:    In English      In Spanish


If you would like to provide comments on public transit needs in Fresno County, please attend one of the eight public meetings closest to your residence, or submit written comments to:

Bill Hyatt, SSTAC Chairman

Central Valley Regional Center, Inc.

4615 North Marty, Fresno, CA 93722




Fresno County Regional Long-Range Transit Plan

Take the Long-Range Transit Plan Community Survey here! In EnglishEn Espanol


The Fresno County Regional Long Range Transit Plan (LRTP) will guide transit and multimodal investments and services in the Fresno region through the year 2050. The plan builds on Fresno COG’s 2018 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and prior transit planning studies, and will inform the 2022 RTP.  More importantly, the LRTP will integrate appropriate and effective public transportation planning and projects into the fabric of the region’s overall circulation networks and systems.  more…  



Posting of available Oversight Committee positions: 


There are currently two vacancies on the committee to fill 4-year terms:

  • One position for a Community Organization Representatives  (Organization/agency must provide applicant with a letter of recommendation.)
  • One for the unincorporated rural area west of State Route 99 (Supervisorial District 1)

DEADLINE: Applicants need to complete the attached application form and submit it to Fresno COG. The positions will remain open until filled. View the application

If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Veenendaal at or 559-233-4148 x219


Want to keep up with the latest HSR news?

The California High Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has launched, a new interactive website offering quick and easy access to essential information about the 119 miles of construction underway in the Central Valley. features an interactive construction map and will be updated on a regular basis with road and construction alerts, photos, videos, construction milestones and events. Created with the user experience firmly in mind, the website has been designed using the latest technology, making the site compatible with today’s browsers and mobile devices.


Fresno COG comment/question email address

If you are unsure of whom to contact at Fresno COG regarding programs, projects or COG meetings, you may email staff at Your communication will be routed to the appropriate staff member and responded to promptly.


2016 Public Participation Plan

2016 Fresno COG Public Participation Plan adopted July 28, 2016


Get involved through public meetings

Fresno COG’s standing or advisory boards, committees and commissions offer an excellent opportunity for expanding public participation opportunities during the transportation planning process. This is accomplished not only by active membership but by presentations made before them and attendance at the open meetings. Find out more about each group, who staffs them and how to get involved with the work they are doing by viewing our committees page which includes links to the meeting agendas at


For Your Information:


Fresno COG’s notice to the public regarding Title VI

Fresno COG has in place a Title VI Complaint Procedure, which outlines a process for local disposition of Title VI complaints and is consistent with guidelines found in Chapter VII of the Federal Transit Administration Circular 4702.1, dated May 26, 1988.