About BCAG

What Does BCAG Do?

BCAG's primary responsibility 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.  


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 Body 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.

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.

BCAG's primary responsibility is to prepare all state and federal required transportation plans and programming documents necessary for securing state and federal transportation funding for the county and cities.  BCAG also provides a forum for the study and resolve of regional transportation issues.

BCAG is also responsible for the administration and operation of the region's public transit service, Butte Regional Transit - the "B-Line."

BCAG also serves as the lead agency for development of state highway projects within Butte County.  BCAG is currently contracting the development of environmental and design components on several state highway projects in cooperation with Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration.

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.

Another important responsibility of BCAG is to ensure that there is public participation throughout the transportation planning and decision making process.

BCAG's Mission

"To implement a transportation planning process that provides for public participation in the decision-making process; and to efficiently deliver transportation projects that ensure the safety of people and goods movement in and through the Butte County region."

Our website contains a wealth of information, however, if you are unable to locate what you are looking for, please call our office for assistance at (530) 809-4616. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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