WRCOG takes on the Challenge to save the “SKR”

Stephens Kangaroo Rat, (US FWS)

The Stephens' kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi; or SKR) is a nocturnal rodent that is unique to southwestern California. The species was listed as federally endangered in 1988 after half of the habitat it historically occupied was lost to residential, commercial, and agricultural development. While kangaroo rat populations have dwindled over the years, the species remains in portions of western Riverside County and parts of northern and central San Diego County.

In 2015, Western Riverside Council of Governments took over the management of a habitat conservation plan to protect the Stephen Kangaroo Rat as a way to achieve governmental efficiencies and reduce costs. It working for WRCOG and the rats.

CALCOG Maps Broadband Connection Opportunities

Wireless sign with a question mark on rural road

CALCOG has partnered with the Caltrans and the California Emerging Technology Foundation to develop a map of near term transportation projects in rural areas that can help facilitate the extension of broadband to underserved areas.

When Going Human is the Plan

Yellow traffic sign with photo of girl with backpack with phrase: It's not just a sign,. Look for her before you turn."

GoHuman is SCAG’s community outreach campaign to increase safety and encourage people to walk and bike more through education, advocacy, and events that help residents re-imagine their streets to promote safe walking and biking. Update: SCAG just received a grant for another year of funding for this program.

SJV MPOs Represent at Joint CTC-ARB Meeting

Panel of Valley Directors

The San Joaquin Valley MPO panel discusses regional issues at the Joint CTC-ARB meeting in Modesto.

One of the highlights of the joint meeting of the California Air Resources Board and the California Transportation Commission was the joint presentation by the eight valley metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs). Their presentations highlight several programs throughout the region that were bearing fruit in terms of community building and reducing emissions.  The directors were expertly …

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Roadway for a Cause

Now, the infamous Cholame intersection of State Highways 41 and 46 in San Luis Obispo County that claimed the life of James Dean 64 years ago is finally getting fixed–in large part due to the influx of funding that came from SB 1.

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