Kings County Association of Governments (KCAG)
Metropolitan Planning Organization for Kings County
Kings County Association of Governments (KCAG), the federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Kings County, is located in California’s San Joaquin Valley and is one of the smallest of the valley MPOs. KCAG adopted its first Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) in 2014.
The 2014 RTP/SCS continues to prioritize agricultural preservation while encouraging growth in existing urbanized areas. Efforts within local jurisdictions to increase connectivity and mix of uses will help provide more housing choices for residents and decrease travel distances to destinations. The SCS includes transportation projects that aim to meet the needs of residents such as a new park and ride facility, two new transit routes, and new bike and pedestrian facilities. Given the long commute distances common in the county, vanpools will continue to be an effective alternative to single occupant vehicle travel for some residents.
- CARB staff's technical evaluation of the Kings County Association of Governments' (KCAG) Final Sustainable Communities Strategy (Oct. 2015)
- CARB Resolution accepting KCAG's determination that the Final SCS would meet the region's GHG emissions reduction targets (Oct. 2015)
- Kings County 2014 Regional Transportation Plan, adopted July 30, 2014