Business / Economy

Council of Governments Evaluating Transportation Needs

The regional transportation agency is seeking community input on transportation needs, and is scheduling conversations with community organizations to discuss possible solutions.


Housing / Land Use

Update on Transportation Planning in the San Benito Region

Draft long-range regional transportation plan now available for comment. Meetings allowing public comment are scheduled for January.

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Government / Politics

Highway 156 widening slated to begin in 2019

COG Board discusses $48.5 million project


Children and Youth

COG gears up for Bike to School Day

Hollister schools to celebrate bicycling as a healthy and sustainable form of transportation



Eat Local, Ride Local: County Express Extending Dial-A-Ride Hours for 2017 Farmers’ Market

Riders should call at least a day in advance to schedule a ride


Government / Politics

Transportation infrastructure funding request includes Highway 156 between San Juan and Hollister

State Route 156 in San Benito County makes the list of projects that could benefit from increased funding provided to the state by the federal government

San Benito County Express Bus

Let’s talk transit technology

Workshop to highlight tech planned for local public transit


Children and Youth

New law will strengthen requirements for rear-facing child car seats

The Safe Kids California San Benito Partners provides information on the law that will go into effect in 2017

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County Express adding more trips to and from Gilroy

County Express Adding More Trips to and from Gilroy


Community member sponsors back-to-school pop-up helmet fitting station

More than 20 children won prizes, learned about riding safely and interacted with police and highway patrol officers

Kids at the Park 2015- Helmet Fitting Booth (COG Sponsored)

Children and Youth

Kids at the Park event June 22

Come learn about the many resources available in San Benito County to keep kids healthy

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Government / Politics

COG Adopts Regional Transportation Plan Amendment to Include Highway 25 Widening

Council also considers budget for extra CHP enforcement on Highway 25


Children and Youth

COG Celebrates 26 Years of Bike Week

Bike Week aims to give visibility to the importance of safer and improved streets, healthier habits, and less traffic — one community at a time


4 out of 5 car seats are Installed Incorrectly

More than 50 car seats were inspected during check-up in Hollister


Children and Youth

Local students receive bicycle safety training

San Juan School students learn the rules of the road, receive free bike helmets if needed