An Introduction to the Gateway Cities COG

Gateway Cities map

Gateway Cities COG organizational flow chart

Gateway Cities COG Mission

check icon Transportation

check icon Air Quality

check icon Housing

check icon Economic Development

Gateway Cities COG Overall Initiatives

Transportation Planning Through Corridors and Programs

  • I-5 Corridor
  • I-710 Corridor
  • 91/605/405 Corridor
  • Pacific Electric/West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor
  • Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2
  • Goods Movement Programs
  • High Speed Rail Coordination and Commuter Rail Coordination
  • Arterial Highways System Planning
  • Transit/Municipal Operators/Service Sector
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems Planning
  • Gateway Cities Cross Border Projects
  • I-405 Interagency Coordination
  • Gateway Cities COG Transportation Strategic Plan Initiative
  • Regional Transportation Funding/ Advocacy
  • SCAG Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)
  • MTA Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
  • Measure R Projects & Funding
  • Truck Inspection & Enforcement Study
  • Gateway Cities Technology Plan for Goods Movement
  • I-710 Early Action Projects
  • I-605 Congestion Hot Spots Projects


  • Sustainability (SCS)
  • RHNA
  • Homeless Initiative

Air Quality

  • I-710 Air Quality Directives
  • Gateway Cities Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP)
  • Zero Emission Goods Movement Technology (including AQMD and CalStart initiative)
  • Sustainable Communities Strategy

Economic Development

  • Improve Mobility
  • Air Quality/Economy Balance Infrastructure
  • Gateway Cities Demographic and Economic Data Center
  • Job Creation and Economic Revitalization Program
  • The Gateway Cities COG is creating a database that serves as the foundation for developing a credible forecasting tool to promote an economic development vision for the Gateway Cities sub- region.

Ongoing Activities

  • Rivers and Mountains Conservancy
  • Storm Water Run-off Studies (TMDL)

The COG Is:

For Each Program/Project and Initiative

First: A Forum

Second: A Planner

Third: A Consensus Builder

Fourth: An Advocate