BCAG has developed a Coordinated Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Plan in response to legislation under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Act:A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).
SAFETEA-LU requires this locally developed plan to establish "a unified comprehensive strategy for public transportation service delivery" through a coordinated planning process to address unmet needs of target populations. Funds available under the SAFETEA-LU programs are matched by local human service resources and other funding to leverage more transportation for targeted individuals.
The plan specifically identifies and prioritizes
projects eligible for Federal funding to address transportation needs of 1) persons of low income, 2) persons with disabilities and 3) seniors.
BCAG worked with the transit planning firms A-M-M-A and Transit Resource Center to prepare this plan.
Stakeholder Survey - January-March 2008
Public Outreach - February-May 2008
Preliminary Findings Workshop - May 2008
Draft Plan - June 2008
Plan Adoption - July/August 2008
Call for Projects - August/September 2008
Project Development/Preliminary Findings WorkshopTop of Page
On May 15th BCAG hosted the Project Development Workshop on behalf of the
Butte County Coordinated Public Transit - Human Services Transportation
Plan. This brought together almost 30 agency representatives with concerns
about transportation for Butte County residents who are disabled, low-income or
elderly. The consultants presented the preliminary findings of the Coordinated
Plan process and there was discussion of the emerging recommendations.