Programs & Projects

  1. 2014 Regional Transportation Plan

    The 2014 Regional Transportation Plan, or RTP, is expected to be adopted by the MCAG Governing Board in June of 2014. Along with the RTP, a new state mandate, called a Sustainable Communities Strategy, will also be include with the RTP. Review documents and find out when the next public meeting is schedule here.

  2. One Voice

    Read how the Merced County region comes together to advocate for issues of regional significance.

  3. Planning Work Elements

    Find out the elements that go into comprehensive planning, such as grant development and legislative programs.

  4. Services

    Find out about the services offered from the MCAG.

  5. Rail Authority

    The San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority (SJJPA) is comprised of ten member agencies which includes the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission, Sacramento Regional Transit, Stanislaus Council of Governments, Merced County Association of Governments, Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Tulare County Association of Governments, Madera County Transportation Commission, Alameda County, Fresno Council of Governments, and the Kings County Association of Governments. One elected official from each agency makes up the Board.

  6. Scholarship

    Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) Governing Board and staff established the Anna Maria Fuentes Scholarship program in memory and tribute to Anna Maria Fuentes, Grants Program Manager, colleague, and friend. The scholarship is awarded annually by the MCAG Governing Board in the amount of $1,000 to a graduating high school senior from a high school in Merced County.

  7. Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality

    Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality, also known as CMAQ, is a federal funding program for projects or programs that will contribute to attainment or maintenance of national air quality standards. Funding can be expended on projects to reduce ozone and particulate matter and precursor emissions – nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds, and particulate matter.

  8. Commute Connection

    Commute Connection is now DIBS. Dibs is about Smart Travel, Your Way. The goal of the program is to improve air quality, public health, and roadway operations by promoting Smart Travel solutions such as carpooling, vanpooling, riding transit, biking, and walking. Through tools including a robust trip planning system, custom employer resources, and incentives including an Emergency Ride Home program, Dibs aims to make Smart Travel easy and accessible throughout San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties.