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FTIP

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
  • highways
  • transit
  • safety
  • bridge reconstruction
  • enhancements
  • 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 igarcia@bcag.org or by phone at the BCAG offices at 530-809-4616.

2019 FTIP Development - May through August 2018

BCAG is required to prepare a Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) every two years.  The BCAG Board is scheduled to adopt the new 2019 FTIP at the August 23, 2018 Board meeting.

The purpose of the FTIP is to identify all transportation-related projects that require federal funding or other approval by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) or the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The 2019 FTIP will cover the next four fiscal years (FFY 18/19, 19/20, 20/21 and 21/22). The FTIP also identifies all non-federal, regionally significant projects for information and air quality emissions modeling purposes.    The FTIP indicates the area's short-term plan for use of federal dollars and other resources for the maintenance, operation, and improvement of the transportation system and the achievement of federal air quality standards over the next four federal fiscal years. 

Projects in the 2018/19 fiscal year and beyond will likely carry forward into the 2019 FTIP as well as the projects recently adopted in the 2018 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).  The typical funding programs associated with the FTIP include the STIP, State Highways Operations and Protection Program (Caltrans SHOPP), Highway Bridge Program (Local Bridge Program), Federal Transit Administration Programs (Transit), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ) and Active Transportation Program (ATP).

A draft 2019 FTIP document including an Air Quality Conformity Analysis and Determination will be prepared and posted online once completed.

If you or your agency/affiliation is interested in being kept informed and participate in the development of the FTIP or any other planning and programming of projects by BCAG, please contact Mr. Ivan Garcia at BCAG directly at igarcia@bcag.org. You can also call for any questions at 530-809-4616. 
 
 
NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP - Prior to the development of the new 2019 FTIP, BCAG has scheduled a public workshop to solicit any public input and address any questions. Posted June 1, 2018.
 
 

Grouped Projects / Backup Lists

The purpose of this area is to post current "grouped projects or backup lists".  A grouped list is comprised of specific projects with similar characteristics utilizing the same fund source.  In addition, grouped lists also referred to as "backup lists" and are required to be exempt from regional air quality conformity.  Therefore, "capacity increasing" projects are NOT included.  These lists are updated or amended from time to time by Caltrans.   Grouped Listing for BCAG include:
 
LOCAL PROJECTS
  • HSIP - Butte County Highway Safety Improvement Program   
  • HBP - Local Highway Bridge Program       
STATE PROJECTS  - State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP)    
  • SHOPP - Mandates Grouped Listing   
  • SHOPP - Bridge Preservation Grouped Listing   
  • SHOPP - Collision Reduction Grouped Listing   
  • SHOPP - Roadway Preservation Grouped Listing    

Performance Measures for the 2017 FTIP

PUBLIC NOTICE - MAY 21, 2018:  Performance Measures Language for 2017 FTIP Amendments

The 2012 federal transportation authorization legislation, ‘Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century’ (MAP-21) established new requirements for performance management and reporting to ensure the most efficient investment of Federal transportation funds. To incorporate the new federal performance requirements into the Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP), BCAG is required to show (1) that the FTIP “makes progress towards achieving [the region’s] performance targets” and (2) that the FTIP includes, “to the maximum extent practicable, a description of the anticipated effect of the FTIP towards achieving the performance targets.” 

The projects contained within Amendment No. 9 have been developed in accordance with the applicable provisions and requirements of 23 CFR Part 450 and are expected to support the achievement of these targets.   These targets will be achieved through the implementation of investment priorities through the programming of transportation projects in the 2017 FTIP, this FTIP Amendment, and subsequent FTIP Amendments and Administrative Modifications.

The State Route 70 Projects contained in Amendment 9 are funded with SHOPP Safety funds and STIP funds to address the fatalities along the corridor.  Performance Measure 1 - "Safety" is being met by a reduction in fatalities as a result of the projects.

Amendments to the 2017 FTIP

Amendment #09 - Formal - State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for SR 70 Corridor 

  • (EXISTING FTIP PROJECT) SR 70 Segment 1 Project – Ophir Rd to Palermo Rd– The purpose of this amendment is to amend the programming funding for the project as approved by the California Transportation Commission.  This amendment adds State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funds with State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP) funds.  This project is located near Oroville from 0.1 mile south of Palermo Rd to just north of Ophir Rd/Pacific Heights intersection.  The scope of the project is to widen for a 4-lane highway with a two-way left turn lane, standard shoulders, and provide a roadside clear recovery zone. This amendment augments the $32,720,000 in SHOPP funds with a revised total project cost to $48,620,000 with construction programmed in the 2019/2020 fiscal year. 
  • (EXISTING FTIP PROJECT) SR 70 Segment 2 Project – Palermo Rd to Cox Lane– The purpose of this amendment is to amend the programming funding for the project as approved by the California Transportation Commission.  This amendment adds State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funds with State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP) funds.  This project is located near Oroville from 0.1 mile south of Palermo Rd to Cox Lane on State Route 70. The scope of the project is to widen for a 4-lane highway with a two-way left turn lane, standard shoulders, and provide a roadside clear recovery zone. This amendment augments the $36,860,000 in SHOPP funds with a revised total project cost to $50,885,000 with construction programmed in the 2020/2021 fiscal year.
  • (EXISTING FTIP PROJECT) SR 70 Segment 3 Project – East Gridley Rd to Butte/Yuba County Line– The purpose of this amendment is to amend the programming funding for the project as approved by the California Transportation Commission.  This amendment adds State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funds with State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP) funds.  This project is located near Oroville from the Yuba County Line to south of East Gridley Road/Stimpson Rd; also in Yuba County on SR 70 from post mile 25.7 to post mile 25.8. The scope of the project is to widen for a 4-lane highway with a two-way left turn lane and standard shoulders. This amendment augments the $44,068,000 in SHOPP funds with a revised total project cost to $65,868,000 with construction programmed in the 2021/2022 fiscal year.

The amended projects, as listed above, exist in the current 2016 Regional Transportation Plan / Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) and are non-exempt from regional emissions analysis. The amendment for each project does not reflect a change in the design concept and scope of the project or the conformity analysis years as assumed for the regional emissions analysis of the currently conforming RTP and FTIP.  The previous emissions analysis is consistent with the requirements of 40 CFR 93.118 and 93.119, as applicable. This amendment, meets all applicable transportation planning requirements per 23 CFR Part 450 (financial constraint, public involvement and consistency with the RTP). Allocating funds to these projects will not delay the implementation of projects in the 2016 RTP/SCS which are necessary to achieve the highway and transportation system envisioned by the plan. BCAG does not have any Transportation Control Measures in the State Implementation Plan (SIP) and therefore the project does not interfere with any TCMs.

Federal Approval     
State Approval      
FTIP Amendment Submittal Package to Caltrans Requesting State and Federal Approval       
BCAG Board of Directors Memorandum     
Public Notice      

 

Amendment #08 -  Formal –Various Projects

New FTIP Projects - SHOPP Collision Reduction Program for SR 70 Corridor 

  • SR 70 Segment 1 Project - Ophir Rd to Palermo Rd
  • SR 70 Segment 2 Project - Palermo Rd to Cox Lane
  • SR 70 Segment 3 Project - East Gridley Rd to butte/Yuba County Line 

Amendment #08 programs these 3 SR 70 Projects within the SHOPP Collision Reduction Program for a total of $105,508,000.  The scope of these projects is to widen for a two-way left turn lane and standard shoulders. These projects will utilize toll credits as necessary to fulfill any federal match requirements. Further details on each project are posted.

Amendment to Existing FTIP Projects
  • ATP Gap Closure Project -  This amendment programs an additional $450,000 in federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ) funds for the Town of Paradise' ATP Gap Closure project in the 2017/18 fiscal year. The total cost for this project  has changed from $4.9 million to $5.4 million. The scope and schedule for this project have not changed.
  • SR 99 Corridor Bikeway Phase 5 Project - This amendment programs an additional $1,436,000 in CMAQ funds in the 2018/19 fiscal year for the project in the City of Chico and updates local funding contributions as well.  The total cost for the Preliminary Engineering component have changed from $500,000 to $2,750,000.  The scope has not changed for this project.
  • SR 99 Corridor Bikeway Phase 4 Project - This amendment program an additional $300,000 in CMAQ funds in the 2017/18 fiscal year for the project in the City of Chico. The total cost for this project has changed from $1,786,000 to $2,086,000. The scope and schedule have not changed.
Delete Existing FTIP Project
  • SR 99 Cohasset Interchange Project - This amendment deletes the CMAQ funded project from the FTIP in the absence of a financial plan to complete the project. This project may be re-programmed in a future FTIP. This amendment also makes available $736,000 in CMAQ programming capacity for other local projects.
      Air Quality Exempt Table    

Amendment #07 -  Formal – Caltrans State Highways Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP)

SHOPP Collision Reduction Grouped Listing -  Caltrans

  • This grouped listing was modified for the purpose of updating the listing per Caltrans HQ. Specifically, the SR 162 Project - In and near Oroville from Foothill Blvd to Gold Country Casino was added. The scope of the project is to construct a two way left turn lane and widen shoulders. This amendment programs $22.352 million in FY 19/20 and will utilize toll credits as necessary to fulfill any federal match requirements.

SHOPP Mobility Grouped Listing -  Caltrans

  • This is a new grouped listing for the purpose of identifying a new fund source and adding a new project.  Specifically, the SR 99 Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) project is being added. The scope of this ITS project is on SR 99 from Estates Drive to Garner Lane. This project adds ITS elements along the corridor and programs $561,000 in the 17/18 fiscal year. The remainder of funds ($11.075 million) are outside of the FTIP period in FY 20/21.
Air Quality Exempt Table  (revised 10/18/17)
Public Notice  (revised 10/18/17)

Amendment #06 -  Administrative Modification 06 – Caltrans State Highways Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP)

SHOPP Collision Reduction Grouped Listing -  Caltrans

  • This grouped listing was modified for the purpose of updating the listing per Caltrans HQ. Specifically, the SR 32 Project in Chico was added, from W. Sac Ave (East) to W. Sac Ave (West) to construct two roundabouts.  This modification resulted in adding $6.7 million in FY 19/20. The Grouped listing changed from $39 million to $45 (15.7% change). Toll credits will be used as necessary to fulfill match requirements.  It should be noted that the project is an existing project that was previously identified as an HSIP funded project with City of Chico as Lead Agency. This administrative modification changed agency lead to Caltrans under the SHOPP program.

    SHOPP Roadway Preservation Grouped Listing -  Caltrans

  • This project was modified for the purpose of updating Roadway Preservation Grouped listing per HQ.    The purpose is to update Grouped Listing to add the SR 162 Project in Butte County near Oroville from 2.3 miles west of 99 to 0.1 mile east of Par 4 Way.  The scope of project is Maintenance Overlay.   This modification added $4,759,000 to FY 17/18 for a change of 39%. Toll credits will be used as necessary to fulfill match requirements.
 
Amendment #05 - Formal
City of Chico Bruce Road Bridge Replacement Project - Project location is in Chico 0.5 miles south of Humboldt Road on Bruce Road over Little Chico Creek. Project includes replacement of an existing 2-lane functionally obsolete bridge with a new 4-lane bridge including reconstruction of bridge approaches. New bridge incorporates a class I bicycle facility.  The proposed amendment programs $225,000 in local funds in the 2016/17 fiscal year for the preliminary engineering component only. It is anticipated the project will be awarded $5.4 million in federal Highway Bridge Program (HBP) funds at a later time.  This amendment programs the project into the 2017 FTIP.  The financial information for the project will be updated in the 2016 RTP/SCS. This project is being programmed for the Preliminary Engineering component.

The project is not exempt from regional air quality conformity.  However, the project will rely on a previous regional emissions analysis since the design concept and scope of the project has been adequately included in the 2016 RTP/SCS to determine the projects contribution to the 2017 FTIPs regional emissions at the time of the previous conformity determination.  BCAG’s previous regional emissions analysis and air quality conformity determination for the 2016 RTP/SCS was approved by FHWA/FTA on March 21, 2017 and included the widening of Bruce Road from 2 to 4 lanes (Skyway to State Route 32 in Chico) for the 2018 analysis year.  The new bridge replacement project is within the scope of the Bruce Road widening.

FTA Section 5310 Enhancement Program Grouped Listing – Non-Infrastructure ,Various Agencies -  The California Transportation Commission is scheduled to approve the following projects identified for the 2016/17 FTA Section 5310 Program at their June 29, 2017 meeting. Projects are awarded through a competitive grant program for Small Urban and Rural projects.  In sum, the BCAG region is expected to receive $1,060,643 in federal funds. This project category is already included in the 2017 FTIP, however, the recent grant awards require the FTIP be amended.  The specific list of projects is recommended incorporation into the FTIP and the RTP/SCS. 

The FTA Section 5310 projects are exempt from a regional emissions analysis per EPA’s Transportation Conformity Rule Section 93.126 Table 2 “Mass Transit” and “Other” indicating that purchase of new vehicles and other activities that do not lead directly to construction are exempt.

Revised Public Notice  (July 2017 Meeting Cancelled, pushed to August 2017)
Summary of Changes  (XL) Spreadsheet  
 
Amendment #04 -  Administrative Modification – Local Bike Project and Various FTA Funded Projects:

State Route 99 Bikeway Phase 4 Improvements Project – City of Chico

  • The purpose of this modification was to move $200,000 from the construction component in FY 17/18, to the right-of-way component in FY 16/17.  No change in total funding for the project. The R/W total has changed from $400,000 to $600,000.

    Federal Transit Administration Section 5339 Program - BCAG

  • This project was modified for the purpose of updating and matching FTA 5339 apportionments to BCAG.  Total funding was reduced from $188,329 to $173,666 in FY 16/17 and reduced from $188,329 to $173,175 in FY 17/18. This modification was made to facilitate the FTA grant administration process.

    Federal Transit Administration Section 5307 Program - BCAG

  • This project was modified for the purpose of increasing available FTA 5307 funds by $761,164 to the current $2,324,590 in FY 16/17 for a revised total of $3,105,754.   This modification was made to facilitate the FTA grant administration process.

    Federal Transit Administration Section 5311 Program - BCAG

  • This project was modified for the purpose of reflecting minor funding adjustments for the programmed funds.  FY 16/17 was changed from $650,743 to $657,263 and FY 17/18 was changed from $650,743 to $672,274. This modification was made to facilitate the FTA grant administration process.

    Federal Transit Administration Section 5311f Program - BCAG

  • This project was modified for the purpose of reflecting a funding adjustment for the programmed funds.  FY 17/18 was reduced from $300,000 to $222,000. modification was made to facilitate the FTA grant administration process.
 
Amendment #03 - Administrative Modification 03 – Technical Corrections for Local CMAQ Projects
  • Technical corrections / clarifications were made to the MPO comment field in the CTIPS database to clarify the use of toll credits to fulfill federal match requirements for:
    • Monte Vista & Lower Wyandotte Class II Bike Project (CMAQ Funded)
    • Autry Lane & Monte Vista Safe Routes to Schools Gap Closure Project (CMAQ Funded)
    • Esplanade Corridor Safety and Accessibility Improvement Project (CMAQ Funded)
    • SR 162 Pedestrian/Bicycle Disabled Mobility and Safety Improvements Project (CMAQ Funded)
    • Safe Routes to Schools Program (CMAQ Funded)
    • ATP Gap Closure Project (CMAQ Funded)

No other changes were made to these projects.

 
Amendment #02 - Administrative Modification. Various Projects:

Pearson Rd SR2S Connectivity Project.  Funding for this project was increased by $500,000 in federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program funds (CMAQ).  In addition, the project was split into two without any change to the scope or schedule as originally programmed.  The project was split into two as a result of a scope change approved by the California Transportation Commission for the Active Transportation Program (ATP). In essence, the two projects are now split by fund source, ATP and CMAQ as separate projects.

Local Highway Bridge Program (HBP) -  Grouped Listing. This project was modified for the purpose of updating HBP Grouped listing per HQ to the list dated 10/26/2016. The 4 year FTIP period financial change was from $20,410,000 to $20,460,356.  In addition, the HBP list changed from 7 local projects to 10 as specified in the CTIPS data printouts.

Butte County Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) -  Grouped Listing. This project was modified for the purpose of updating HSIP Grouped listing per HQ to the list dated 11/29/2016. The 4 year FTIP period financial change was from $4,576,500 to $7,289,050.  In addition, the HBP list changed from 11 local projects to 08 as specified in the CTIPS data printouts.

Central House Rd Over Wymann Ravine Bridge Project. This project was modified for the purpose of updating the financial data programmed. Right of Way funds in the amount of $65,000 were moved from the 17/18 fiscal year to the 19/20 fiscal year. Other financial adjustments outside the 4-year FTIP period were also made.
 
Amendment #01 - Formal.  Guynn Rd over Lindo Channel Bridge Project (Existing Project).  Bridge No 12C0066, just north of W Lindo Ave. The scope of the project is to replace the existing 1 lane structurally deficient bridge with a new 2 lane bridge. The project is an existing project already identified in the FTIP and has previously been reviewed with the BCAG Transportation Advisory Committee. However, because the project funding has changed from $3.2 million to $5.3 million, the project requires a FTIP Amendment approval by the BCAG Board. This project is 100% federally funded by the Highway Bridge Program (HBP). This amendment does not reflect a change in the design concept and scope of the project or the conformity analysis years as assumed for the regional emissions analysis of the currently conforming RTP and TIP.  This amendment, meets all applicable transportation planning requirements per 23 CFR Part 450 (financial constraint, public involvement and consistency with the RTP).

2017 FTIP DEVELOPMENT (May through August 2016)

BCAG is required to prepare a Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) every two years.  The BCAG Board is scheduled to adopt the new 2017 FTIP at the August 25, 2016 Board meeting.

The purpose of the FTIP is to identify all transportation-related projects that require federal funding or other approval by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) or the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The 2017 FTIP will cover the next four fiscal years (FFY 16/17, 17/18, 18/19 and 19/20). The FTIP also identifies all non-federal, regionally significant projects for information and air quality emissions modeling purposes.    The FTIP indicates the area's short-term plan for use of federal dollars and other resources for the maintenance, operation, and improvement of the transportation system and the achievement of federal air quality standards over the next four federal fiscal years. 

Projects in the 2016/17 fiscal year and beyond will likely carry forward into the 2017 FTIP as well as the projects recently adopted in the 2016 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).  The typical funding programs associated with the FTIP include the STIP, State Highways Operations and Protection Program (Caltrans SHOPP), Highway Bridge Program (Local Bridge Program), Federal Transit Administration Programs (Transit), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ) and Active Transportation Program (ATP).

A draft 2017 FTIP document including an Air Quality Conformity Analysis and Determination was presented at the July BCAG Transportation Advisory Committee and posted online as well.  All matters concerning the development of the FTIP will be posted at this web page. 

If you or your agency/affiliation is interested in being kept informed and participate in the development of the FTIP or any other planning and programming of projects by BCAG, please contact Mr. Ivan Garica at BCAG directly at igarcia@bcag.org. You can also call for any questions at 530-809-4616
 
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Appendix 2 -10         

Annual Obligation Reports

These reports identify each specific project that was obligated during the referenced federal fiscal year.  A federal fiscal year begins on October 1st and ends on September 30th. These reports summarize how much federal transportation funding was invested or "obligated" in Butte County. Projects included are for each of the cities, Butte County, BCAG and Caltrans District 3. All projects are located in Butte County. Questions regarding the report can be directed to Ivan Garcia, BCAG Programming Manager at 530-809-4616 or by email at igarcia@bcag.org.

Annual Obligation Reports:
Prior year obligation reports are available.