Bicycle & Pedestrian
The Non-Motorized Transportation Plan has been prepared as a countywide document but is also intended to guide efforts to improve bicycling and walking conditions at the local level in the various communities of Stanislaus County. The Plan integrates the results of the County and local general plans, the regional transportation plan, and previous bicycle planning efforts.
Notice to Bidders, RFPs & RFQs
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In a Brookings Institute study, published in May 2011, Modesto ranked 10th among the nation’s top 100 metropolitan areas for how well households are connected to jobs via transit. Modesto’s ranking highlights the importance of transit in the region, and recognizes the great transportation opportunities afforded to the Stanislaus region’s residents.The following links provide an overview of public transportation in the Stanislaus region and further describe the various processes used and studies conducted to assess the region's transit needs.
Federal funding for transportation projects and programs is channeled through StanCOG as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). An essential function of the MPO is to develop a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) which is a short-range (four-year) program of transportation improvements based on the long-range transportation plan designed to achieve the area's goals, using spending, regulating, operating, management, and financial tools.
The Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG), as the federally-mandated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and state-designated Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) for the Stanislaus County region, is prescribed by law to have lead responsibility for the development of the region's transportation plans and to coordinate the transportation planning process.
Transportation Projects & Studies
StanCOG participates in a wide range of regional and project level planning activities. In conjunction with other Regional Transportation Planning Agencies, Caltrans and the local jurisdictions, StanCOG participates as a member of Project Development Teams and Steering Committees that work towards improving transportation and mobility in the region.
Transportation Modeling, GIS, & Demographics
StanCOG maintains a Transportation Model to assist decision makers with questions about travel patterns, transportation investments, land use decisions and matters regarding air quality. The StanCOG Transportation Model Program supports key planning activities in the region including the Regional Transportation Plan, Air Quality Conformity Analysis, the Congestion Management Program, the San Joaquin Valley Blueprint and other regional transportation planning studies, general plans, land use and traffic impact studies.
Regional Early Action Planning Grant Programs