A Regional Transportation Planning Agency
What We Do
The Calaveras COG has many functions. Our primary activities include:
Calaveras COG works closely with the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors,
the Angels Camp City Administrator, and both the County and City Public Works
and Planning Departments. CCOG staff also works with Caltrans, the
Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, local
social service agencies, and other government entities in surrounding counties
and throughout the state.
Transportation Funding and Financing
Calaveras COG assigns and distributes federal and state monies for
transportation projects in Calaveras County that improve highway safety,
relieve traffic congestion, and promote economic development.
The Calaveras COG is responsible for creating the Regional Transportation
Plan (RTP), a 20-year blueprint that serves as a master plan for regional
air, highway, public transit, bicycle, pedestrian and other transportation
improvement projects. The RTP clearly defines local needs, transportation
alternatives, funding sources, transportation project priorities, and
alternative modes of transportation. Please see the Regional Transportation Plan Update for more
The Calaveras COG works continuously with our partners at Caltrans and
Amador and Alpine Counties to increase the overall efficiency of project
delivery and develop specific projects for future funding. CCOG is dedicated
to the timely preparation of proposed transportation projects for construction
through environmental review processes, engineering and design, and right-of-way
Clear and accurate data is a necessary element of effective and efficient transportation planning. CCOG has been integral in the development of a Geographic Information System (GIS) for planning, monitoring, and implementing transportation projects in Calaveras County and the City of Angels.
Air Quality Conformance
Air Quality Conformance is a new realm for the CCOG. In June 2005 Calaveras County was designated as a non-attainment area for air quality under the new federal 8-hour ozone standard. CCOG hired a consultant to monitor and participate in the process of coordinating with Caltrans and other governmental agencies to determine the implications of this new designation.
Grants are an invaluable source of funding for transportation and community
planning projects. Calaveras Council of Governments devotes significant
amounts of time and energy to applying for and managing grant money as it
becomes available. In the past the CCOG developed and managed transportation
planning grants that resulted in the completion of a Short-Range Transit
Development Plan and a comprehensive transit marketing strategy. Please see
the Short Range Transit
Plan for more information.