Newly appointed COG directors Mindy Sotelo, Dolores Morales and Bea Gonzalez attended the Jan. 19 meeting in person. Photo by Juliana Luna.

News Release

COG welcomes new board of directors

Director Bea Gonzales voted as chair.

News Release

Hollister woman dies in two-vehicle collision

CHP says vehicle speed and wet conditions were a factor in the crash.

Highway 156 widening project. Image courtesy of Caltrans.

News Release

Highway 156 project continues with earthworks and soil stabilization

Caltrans says there will be temporary daytime closures of Union Road between Highway 156 and San Juan Oaks Road.

Students being dropped off at Southside School. Photo by Juliana Luna.

Education / Schools

Migrant Center students get temporary school transportation

Southside Elementary is renting services from San Benito High School District through the current semester and into the spring.

Intersection of Fourth Street and Graf Road in Hollister. Photo by Juliana Luna.

Police / Fire

Vehicle fatally strikes 70-year-old pedestrian

Initial findings reveal alcohol was not a factor.

File photo of school buses in Hollister. Photo by John Chadwell.


COMMENTARY: Southside finds temporary transportation solution

John Schilling writes to update residents on the transportation challenges families at the Hollister Migrant Center are experiencing.

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News Release

Regional Transportation Plan Available for Public Comment

COG seeks community input on the 2020-2045 long-range plan that guides transportation investments for all forms of travel, including motor vehicle, transit, bicycle, and walking.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Full overnight closure of Southbound Hwy 101 in King City scheduled for Oct. 28

Travelers can expect delays of up to 10 minutes.

Road closed into Rancho Vista subdivision ahead of the roundabout construction. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Construction starts on the San Juan Bautista roundabout

Concern over property value delayed the project several months.

A County Express bus crossing San Benito Street. Photo by Noe Magaña.


On-demand service from County Express offers Uber-like transportation.

Hollister residents can use an app to schedule pick-ups.

Rapid 568 bus at a bus stop. Photo provided by VTA

News Release

More routes and faster bus trips from Gilroy to San Jose announced

VTA says the Rapid 568 can cut down transportation time on this route from the Gilroy Transit Center to downtown San Jose 33%.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Major repaving work on Highway 25 to begin Sept. 26

Editor's note: Caltrans postponed road work until Oct. 4. Updated Sept. 24.


Caltrans seeks public comments for Highway 25 curve alignment near Pinnacles

Project moving forward after a remedy in 2015 failed.

Kollin Kosmicki in San Juan Bautista. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Housing plan would slow growth, require affordable units

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki says his plan would not only limit new single-family housing while the county upgrades its road infrastructure, but it would also eliminate developers' option to buy their way out of building affordable units.

District 2 Supervisor candidate, Kollin Kosmicki. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Vote on substance, not name recognition

District 2 Supervisor Candidate Kollin Kosmicki urges voters to look beyond name recognition and political signs to choose the best leader based on substance.