Councils of Government (COG)

A COG is a regional body with voluntary membership that provides a forum for regional transportation planning, collaboration, and decision making in regions comprising several counties with a total contiguously urbanized population of less than 50,000. COGs work with ADOT and other partners to facilitate cross-agency regional transportation discussions, and develop transportation plans and programs for their regions as outlined in the JPA and the Work Program (WP). Arizona has four COGs. The COGs are the primary communications channel between ADOT and the rural local governments.