Photo by Juliana Luna.


Measure G surpassing revenue estimates

It could generate $485 million over 30 years, according to an annual report.

The RHNA draft focuses on four recommendations put forth by COG concerning an increase in workforce housing and the elimination of single family zoning. Photo by Kinsey Canez.

Housing / Land Use

Draft of regional housing allocation plan OK’d for public review

San Benito County Council of Governments issues four policy recommendations to Hollister, SJB and the county.

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Caltrans District 5 to present Hwy 101 business plan to transportation leaders

COG to hear plan at Nov. 19 meeting.

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COG directors approve 2020-21 budget

Transportation agency sees increase of about $900K compared to last fiscal year.

The intersection of Highway 25 and Highway 156. Photo by Noe Magaña.


COG directors delay Caltrans agreement to analyze Hwy 25 widening

Looking to stay within budget, the two transportation agencies conduct a value analysis of the project resulting in six potential alternatives.

A truck turns on Highway 156 at the intersection with Highway 25 where Caltrans proposes a roundabout. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Caltrans insists on roundabout at Hwy 25/156 intersection

Agency estimates Hwy 25 widening will take nine years.

Residents who attended the Dec. 11 meeting exchanged ideas about the three alternatives for the Highway 25 transit corridor between Hollister and Gilroy. Photos by Noe Magaña.


Residents prefer passenger rail as public transit option on Hwy 25 corridor

Survey examines three choices for travel between Hollister and Gilroy.

Motorists on Highway 156 crossing the intersection with Highway 25. Photo by Noe Magaña.


COG proposes alternatives to Highway 25-156 roundabout

Caltrans not keen on overpass idea, citing safety and timetable concerns.

Highway 156. Photo by John Chadwell.


Hwy 156 expansion delayed until November

Caltrans attributes holdup to right-of-way acquisition and utility relocation agreements.

Alternative two for the Highway 25 widening project. Graphic provided by COG.


COG directors discuss options for Highway 25 expansion

Value analysis will be conducted in early 2020.

County Express bus at a Fixed Route stop. Photo provided by COG.


Public input requested for Hwy. 25 Corridor Transit Study

Meeting is expected to cover plans on how to provide faster transportation services between Hollister and Gilroy.

County Express bus at a Fixed Route stop. Photo provided by COG.


San Benito County Express offers free days on Fixed Route and Intercounty rides

If enough passengers ride on the free service days, County Express will be eligible to apply for the same grant in the upcoming year to offer the free rides once again.

Photo provided by Council of San Benito County Governments.

Children and Youth

Kids at the Park promotes healthy lifestyle

Event to celebrate growth of children by providing more than 40 interactive learning stations.

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Business / Economy

COG to select members for Measure G citizens oversight committee

Updated after 5/16 COG meeting: Only one category left unfilled as directors ask staff to do outreach for a trade/labor representative.

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COG seeks members for Measure G Oversight Committee

Local transportation agency now accepting applications for an 11-member citizens oversight committee to ensure Measure G funds are spent according to plan.