The Butte County Association of Governments (BCAG)
is a Joint Powers Agency of the County of Butte, the cities of Biggs,
Chico, Gridley, Oroville, and the Town of Paradise. The primary responsibility of BCAG is to prepare all state and federally required transportation plans and programs that are necessary for securing transportation funding for highways, streets and roads, transit, bike and pedestrian facilities, and other transportation modes.
BCAG is also a forum for the study/resolution of regional transportation issues, and ensures that there is public participation in the transportation planning and decision making process.
BCAG is the administrative and policy-making agency for the region's public transit service. Butte Regional Transit or the "B-Line" is a consolidated transit system that provides urban and rural fixed route service and provides complementary Paratransit service in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
BCAG is governed by a ten member Board of Directors
that includes the five County Supervisors and one council
representative from each of the five cities/town that make up Butte County.
At the request of other agencies, BCAG can also
serve as the lead agency for development of state highway projects
within Butte County. BCAG coordinates all local and regional transit
projects with Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration.
Another important responsibility of BCAG is to ensure that there is
public participation throughout the transportation planning and decision
making process. BCAG Board Meetings are held monthly and open to the
public. We encourage all interested parties to attend and share their
opinions and suggestions.
Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) - BCAG is the state designated RTPA and is responsible for the preparation of all state required transportation planning and programming documents.
Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) - BCAG is the federally designated MPO for Butte County and as such is responsible for the preparation of all federally required plans and programs for transportation.
Census Affiliate Data Center - BCAG is the Census Affiliate Data Center for Butte County and is responsible for maintaining census data and coordination with the US Census.
Butte Regional Transit Policy Board - BCAG serves as the day-to-day administrators and Policy Board for Butte Regional Transit, the "B-Line."
Area Wide Clearinghouse - BCAG is the Area Wide Clearinghouse as designated by the Office of Management and Budget. Under this designation, BCAG is responsible for local review of grants for federal assistance, review of environmental documents from federal agencies for projects within the county, and coordination with state plans.