BCAG is responsible for preparing, adopting and submitting a Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) to Caltrans, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The FTIP is a programming document that identifies all regionally significant transportation projects and programs for Butte County that will be funded by federal, state, and local funding sources within the short-term horizon. Projects identified in the FTIP include those for:
streets and roads
other programs that receive federal dollars or require some type of federal approval
All FTIP material and amendments are developed in consultation with the appropriate local, state, federal agencies, the public, the BCAG Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) and BCAG Board, as required. Comments or questions regarding the FTIP or any other BCAG planning or programming subject can be directed to Ivan Garcia, BCAG Programming Manager by email at email@example.com or by phone at the BCAG offices at 530-879-2468.
- (Administrative Modification) - Forest Highway 171. This modification supplants LTF funds with STP funds to complete the construction of Phase 2.
- (Administrative Modification) SR 70 Passing Lane Project. This modification advances the delivery of the project from the 2011/12 FFY to the 2009/10 FFY. This modification also adjusted the dollar amounts programmed to match the reduced amount needed and approved by the California Transportation Commission.
- (Administrative Modification) Technical Correction. An amendment was not performed. Issues with the state database required staff to re-enter funding changes as presented in Amendment #18. The total cost for PE remained at $950k.
- (Administrative Modification) - Butte
Regional Transit - Spencer Avenue Transit Project. This modification
advances the delivery of the Spencer Ave Transit project from the
2011/2011 federal fiscal year to the 2009/2010 federal fiscal year.
BCAG is utilizing the Federal Toll Road Credit Program to fulfill the
CMAQ match requirements. State Approval Letter Caltrans Distribution Package Amendment #18
- (Administrative Modification) SR 99 Chico Auxiliary Lane Project PPNO: 2410B. The purpose of this modification is to
increase the funding needed for Preliminary Engineering from $500k to $950k at 100% CMAQ. BCAG is utilize the Federal Toll Road Credit Program to fulfill CMAQ match
State Approval Caltrans Distribution Package Amendment #17
- (Administrative Modification) The purpose of this modification is to utilize the Federal Toll Road Credit Program to fulfill CMAQ match requirements for several projects currently programmed. In addition, this modification changed the fund source for a transit AVL/GPS project from CMAQ to State Bond funds (PTMISEA).
- (Formal) The purpose of this amendment is to program a new Caltrans State Route 70 Overlay Project for $10.2 million and to update the revenues for Butte Regional Transit's FTA Section 5311 Grant from $511,000 to $469,000.
WITHDRAWN - This amendment has been withdrawn.
Amendment #15 (Formal)
- The purpose of this amendment is to
primarily fund new Economic Stimulus funding that may be made available. In anticipation of a second round of stimulus funding, Caltrans provided regional targets in consultation with FHWA for programming. The BCAG Board approved "Plan B" as included in the Board Memorandum posted below. In addition, the BCAG Board has authorized staff to supplant STIM 2 Projects in consultation with the local agency if required. In the absence of final guidance on STIM 2, supplanting a project from the RTP may be necessary to meet project delivery requirements.
Amendment #14 (Formal) - The purpose of this amendment is to fund new Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ), Public Lands Highway Funds, State Highway Operations and Protection Program; and a new Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) project. (Note: this amendment was previously posted in the newspaper as Amendment #13. However, as a result of a postponement, this amendment it is now # 14).
Amendment #13 (Formal).Financial Revenues Only.
The purpose of this amendment is to introduce a new fund source into
the 2009 FTIP as a result of the proposed "Jobs for Main Street Act of 2010" by the House of Representatives (HR 2847). If approved and signed by the President, this would be a second round of "Economic Stimulus (ES)" similar to the American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act (ARRA). This amendment creates a new fund source to facilitate the amendment process later. The financial assumptions have been kept the same as the ARRA funds for the region. This amendment also authorizes staff to adjust those revenues once they are finalized for the region. This
amendment does not program projects, only new federal revenues. While the region received approximately $32 million in ARRA for the region and Caltrans projects, BCAG received approximately $12.2 million for its regional projects and transit.
Amendment #12 (Administrative) - The purpose of this amendment is to
amend existing SR 99 Chico Corridor Bikeway Project. As a result of additional Statewide American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding opportunities, an additional $500,000 has been approved by the State for the project.
Amendment #11 (Formal) - The purpose of this amendment is to
amend existing Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funded projects primarily
in the 2009/10 fiscal year and update to the State Highway Operations and
Protection Program (SHOPP):
99 Chico Auxiliary Lane Project
- As a result of design changes needed to complete the entire project an
additional $442,650 in CMAQ funds is needed.
Rd Park and Ride Lot
- The amendment would program $330,000 in CMAQ funds in the 2009/10 fiscal
year to complete the entire project.
/Recreation Traffic Signal
-This request changes the original programming commitment from $1.2
million to $1.7 million for the entire project.
Route 32 Maintenance Seal Coat Project - From Humbodt Rd to
Forest Ranch. This amendment programs $2,171,000 in SHOPP funds to
complete the Seal Coat
Local Highway Bridge Program - The Highway Bridge Program has been updated and includes 5 local bridge projects on behalf of Butte County
Amendment #10 (Administrative) - SR 99 at East 1st Ave - Phase 2. The purpose of this amendment was to revise the CMAQ funds from $1m to $1.2m in 08/09 FF
State Approval Letter Distribution Package to Caltrans Amendment #09 (Technical Correction) - Technical Correction: Moved "Prior" year funds from CMAQ back to RIP State Cash for equal amount of $4,515,000. No other changes. Net zero change in funding. Correction being made to match RFA. Corrections made were for work that has already been completed and funding spent. Correction was for "Prior" funds and therefore do not require state or federal approval.
Amendment #08 (Formal) - Various Projects. The purpose of this amendment is to:
1. Forest Hwy 119 Project - Program $850,000 in Public Lands Highway (PLH) funding for pavement and slide repair for work that was recently completed. This project is exempt from a regional emissions analysis for air quality conformity.
2. Caltrans SHOPP Collision Reduction Lump Sum - Add two new projects to the lump sum category for state highway projects in Butte County. Adds $1.4 million for various open grade concrete activites to address safety and programs a new traffic signal on SR 162 at Kelly Ridge Road for $2.3 million. The "backup" list is provided below.
3. SR 99 Chico Corriodor Bikeway Project - Phase 1 - Programs $1.925 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Statewide Transportation Enhancement (State TE) funds for the existing bike project. The corridor project consists of a combination Class 1 & 2 bikeway project along or near SR 99 from Southgate in South Chico to Hicks Lane in the north, thus traversing through the urbanized area of Chico.
4. SR 99 Chico Corridor Bikeway Project - Phase 2 - Defines funding already programmed for a new "Phase 2". The purpose of Phase 2 is to address "gap closures" for the bikeway project. Phase 2 was needed as a result of minor right of way and additional environmental review requirements. Primary improvements include a Class 2 path from Neighborhood Church to Skyway. Class 1 near Walmart to SR 32 and improvements crossing SR 32 to Bidwell Park.
5. SR 70 Ophir Rd Freeway Project - The purpose of this amendment is to program the remaining balance of federal DEMO funds
($3,380,760) for right of way in the 2008/09 federal fiscal year. While the project is an existing project, right of way was identified before the 2008/09 fiscal year and is required to follow the amendment process to re-program existing funds to the same component. This is an existing project with no change in funding.
6. Financial Constraint Update - This amendment also updates the financial constraint documentation through amendment #10. This amendment #08 is required to follow a different process. However, since the initiation of this amendment, amendments 9 and 10 have been processed.
Amendment #07 (Formal)- New ARRA TE Projects & SR 99 @ Neal Rd Intersection Improvement Project. The purpose of this amendment is to program new American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) "Transportation Enhancement projects and to program a new local project. The purpose of the SR 99 Neal Rd project is install a signal at SR 99 intersection and to include minor improvements on mainline SR 99 and the local road approaches to improve the safety and operations. The project limits extend approximately 800 feet north and south of the intersection. All projects are exempt from a regional emissions analysis for air quality conformity. ARRA TE Funds are for existing projects including the SR 70 @ Montgomery Street Interchange - "Landscape Beautification" project and the Lincoln Blvd Median Project which is an existing "Highway Safety Improvement Program - HSIP" project.
While BCAG's programming target is actually $2.615 million, a
recommendation to program $2.75 million is being made for ARRA Transit funding. The ARRA transit revenues have been previously programmed in the
2009 FTIP. This amendment defines $1,907,522 for FTA 5007 Program and
$842,478 in FTA 5311 Program. These funds will be used to purchase new
transit buses and to partially fund ADA paratransit operating costs.
State Approval Letter Distribution package to Caltrans
Amendment #02 (Formal).Financial Revenues Only. The purpose of this amendment is to introduce a new fund source into the 2009 FTIP as a result of President Obama's Economic Stimulus (ES) Plan for transportation known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Approved revenue programming levels for ARRA funding in Butte County is $32 million (FHWA) for Highways and Local Streets & Roads; and $2.75 million (FTA) for transit projects. The FHWA target includes funding for Caltrans and BCAG programming. It is anticipated BCAG's programming target to be approximately $10 million. This amendment does not program projects, only new ARRA revenues.
Amendment #01 (Formal).Various Changes. The purpose of this amendment is to:
Butte Regional Transit - Program
new Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program Funds for Transit (Exempt
Projects). This amendment programs $700,000 for the purchase and installation of a new AVL/GPS system for Butte Regional Transit and provides $80,000 in additional CMAQ funds for a total of $300,000 to the existing Paratransit Farebox Project.
HSIP. Updates the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Lump Sum Program and Funding.
Update the Expedited Project Selection Procedures and Amendment Procedures for the 2009 FTIP to facilitate the management of the FTIP in accordance with FHWA guidance.
Update the Air Quality Conformity Analysis and Determination to be consistent with the 2008 Regional Transportation Plan.