Our regional strategies in housing, transportation, and economic development improve the quality of life for Western Riverside County and San Diego residents.

Our Partners

San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)

SANDAG is an association of the San Diego region’s 18 cities and county government. Together, they serve as the forum for regional decision-making. SANDAG builds consensus, makes strategic plans, obtains and allocates resources, plans, engineers, and builds public transportation, and provides information on a broad range of topics pertinent to the region's quality of life. It is governed by a Board of Directors, composed of different elected officials and supervisors from each of the 19 local governments. Policy Advisory Committees aid the Board in the agency’s work program. The Board of Directors is further assisted by a professional staff consisting of planners, engineers, and research specialists.

Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG)

WRCOG serves as a collective voice for Western Riverside County. Representatives from 17 cities, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, and the Eastern and Western Municipal Water Districts have seats on the WRCOG Executive Committee, the group that sets policy for the organization. Together, as a joint powers agency, they take up regional matters critical to our future, from air quality to solid waste and from transportation to the environment.

Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC)

RCTC plans and implements transportation and transit improvements, assists local governments with money for local streets and roads, helps smooth the way for commuters and goods movement, and ensures that everyone has access to transportation. RCTC is governed by a 31 member Commission that includes a mayor or council member from each of Riverside County’s cities, all five members of the Board of Supervisors, and a non-voting appointee of the Governor. RCTC serves as the agency that allocates state and federal transportation funds in Riverside County and plans and implements region-wide projects.

Riverside Transit Agency (RTA)

RTA is the Consolidated Transportation Service Agency for western Riverside County and is responsible for coordinating transit services throughout the approximate 2,500 square mile service area, providing driver training, assistance with grant applications and development of Short Range Transit Plans (SRTPs). RTA is governed by a board of directors comprised of 21 elected officials from 17 cities in western Riverside County and four members of the County Board of Supervisors.

California Transportation Commission (CATC)

The CATC is responsible for the programming and allocating of funds for the construction of highway, passenger rail and transit improvements throughout California. The Commission also advises and assists the Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing Agency and the Legislature in formulating and evaluating state policies and plans for California’s transportation programs. The Commission is also an active participant in the initiation and development of State and Federal legislation that seeks to secure financial stability for the State’s transportation needs.


Caltrans manages more than 50,000 miles of California's highway and freeway lanes, provides inter-city rail services, permits more than 400 public-use airports and special-use hospital heliports, and works with local agencies. Caltrans carries out its mission of improving mobility across California with six primary programs: Aeronautics, Highway Transportation, Mass Transportation, Transportation Planning, Administration and the Equipment Service Center.

Staff Contacts

Rick Bishop - (951) 955-7985, bishop@wrcog.cog.ca.us

Susan Baldwin - (619) 699-1943, susan.baldwin@sandag.org