- streets and roads
- bridge reconstruction
- other programs that receive federal dollars or require some type of federal approval
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.
Butte County State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP) Collision Reduction Grouped Listing
- The Grouped Listing for the SHOPP Collison Reduction program has been updated by Caltrans to include the SR 99 at East Avenue Northbound Off Ramp Widening Project. This project widens the ramp to provide for a left-turn lane. The grouped listing cost total changed from $32.1 million to $34.005 million, an increase of $1.9 million or 5.9%. The complete project will be included as part of the new 2017 FTIP currently under development with a scheduled adoption date of August 25, 2016.
Butte County State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP) Grouped Listing
- The Grouped Listing for the Local HBP Program has been updated by Caltrans to include Preliminary Engineering (PE) for two new state highway projects in Butte County. The grouped listing cost total changed from $21.11 million to $24.98 million, an increase of $3.8 million. No other changes were made. Preliminary Engineering was included to allow Caltrans to begin after July 1, 2016. The complete project will be included as part of the new 2017 FTIP currently under development with a scheduled adoption date of August 25, 2016.
Butte County Local Highway Bridge Program (HBP) Grouped Projects
- The purpose of this minor modification was to update the Local Highway Bridge Program (HBP) financial data in CTIPS. The projects did not change. No other changes were made.
Butte County Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Grouped Projects
- The Grouped Listing for the HSIP Program has been updated by Caltrans to reflect a cost increase for one project on behalf of the Town of Paradise. The specific project is located on Pearson Rd between Clark Rd and Pentz Rd. The minor cost increase of $134,182 has been added to the 2015/2016 fiscal year. The total grouped listing changed from $11,224,068 to $11,358,250. No other changes were made.
(New Project) Paradise Transit Center Project - - This amendment programs the Paradise Transit Center as a new project. The purpose of the project is to construct a new bus terminal and transfer point in the Town of Paradise. Two options will be considered one at or near the existing location at Almond & Birch Streets and the second at the Skyway and Foster triangle/intersection. Multi modal improvements include transit, bike and pedestrian improvements. Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant funding will be used for the preliminary engineering only. This amendment programs $650,000 in the 2015/2016 fiscal year. The lead agency will be BCAG. This project is exempt from regional emissions analysis per EPA’s Transportation Conformity Rule Section 93.127 Exempt Projects Table 3 stating that bus terminals and transfer points are exempt.
(New Project) Forest Motorized Travel Management Plan - This amendment programs a new management plan for the Plumas National Forest Feather River Ranger District. The scope of the project is to develop a Trail Assessment Study report for 19 OHV trails total 15.25 miles within the District. This project programs $37,150 in Recreation Trails Program funding for the 2015/16 fiscal year. Butte County Public Works is the lead agency. This project is exempt from air quality conformity per EPA’s Transportation Conformity Rule Section 93.126 Exempt Projects Table 2 (Other) stating that specific activities which do not involve or lead directly to construction are exempt.
(Existing Project) Table Mountain Blvd Roundabout - In the City of Oroville, the scope of the project is to construct a new roundabout on Table Mountain Blvd at Nelson and Cherokee Rd. This amendment approves $170,000 in additional CMAQ funds for the construction component in the 2015/16 fiscal year.
(Delete Project) Oroville Street Sweeper Project. This project is currently programmed in the 2015 FTIP and has been withdrawn by the City of Oroville. The project was originally programmed with $218,764 in CMAQ funds. The project has been funded with other local funds.
(Delete Duplicate Project) SR 99 Corridor Bikeway Phase 4 Project. This project was re-enterred as a new Active Transportation Program project by a previous FTIP amendment. This deletion is an administrative action. The Phase 4 project is fully funded.
Comment Period - December 15, 2015 - January 27, 2016. The purpose of this amendment is to update the Highway Bridge Program list for both Grouped and Individually Listed Projects and to update the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Grouped Listing as described below:
Butte County HSIP – Grouped Listing - This amendment updates the existing Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) “Grouped Listing” to account for the removal of two projects and adding 4 new projects.
- HSIP3-03-002Lincoln Blvd. from 50' North of Idora St. to 100' South of Arnold Ave.
- HSIP5-03-001Durham Pentz Rd. between SR 99 and SR 191 (HR3)
- HSIP5-03-002East Gridley Rd./Larkin Rd.
- HSIP5-03-009Oro Dam Blvd./Orange Ave./Acacia Ave.
- HSIP6-03-006Clark Rd between Adams Rd and Kimberly Lane
- HSIP6-03-008Pearson Rd between Clark Rd and Pentz Rd
- HSIP6-03-009Clark Rd between Billie Rd and Wagstaff Rd
- HSIP7-03-001(New) City of Chico, Nord Ave. Complete Street 1st to 4th.Walnut Street (also known as Nord Ave. to the north and SR-32) between West 1st Street and West 4th Street
- HSIP7-03-002(New) Esplanade between Cohasset Rd and Memorial Way
- HSIP7-03-003(New) Intersections of Nord Ave. (SR-32) and West Sacramento Ave
- HSIP7-03-004(New) Intersection of Skyway at Black Olive Drive
Local HBP – Grouped Listing - This amendment updates the existing Highway Bridge Program (HBP) “Grouped Listing” per Caltrans HQ. This amendment now has 7 total projects. The prior version had 9 projects:
- HBP ID: 3470 - Bridge No. 12C0052 - Midway Over Butte Creek
- HBP ID: 3747 - Bridge No. 12C0164 - E Rio Bonito Over Hamilton Slough
- HBP ID: 3746 - Bridge No. 12C0165 - E Rio Bonito over Sutter -Butte Canal
- HBP ID: 1894 - Bridge No. 12C0180 - Oregon Gulch Rd over Morris Ravine
- HBP ID: 4153 - Bridge No. 12C0242 - Ord Ferry Rd, over Little Chico Creek
- HBP ID: 3766 - Bridge No. 12C0328 - Pomona Rd Over Little Chico Creek
- HBP ID: 3779 - Bridge No. 12C0336 - Salem St over Little Chico Creek
Local Highway Bridge Program (Individually Listed) – This amendment updates the project delivery and cost schedule for this bridge replacement project. There is no change in total funding for these projects.
- Central House Rd., over Wyman Ravine Bridge. Existing Project.
- Guynn Rd., over Lindo Channel, Just north of W. Lindo Ave Bridge. Existing Project.
The purpose of the HSIP and HBP Grouped projects are to address safety concerns. Specific project scope details are posted online. These “Grouped” projects project are exempt from air quality conformity per EPA’s Transportation Conformity Rule Section 93.126 Exempt Projects Table 2 (Safety) stating that Highway Safety Improvement Program projects are exempt and widening of narrow pavements or reconstructing bridges (no additional travel lanes) are exempt as well. Both Central House Rd Bridge and Guynn Rd Bridge are not exempt from air quality conformity, but they are existing projects already included in the current FTIP and MTP/SCS. Therefore a new regional emissions analysis for the FTIP and MTP/SCS is not necessary. BCAG does not have any Transportation Control Measures in the State Implementation Plan (SIP) and therefore the project does not interfere with any TCMs.
- Paradise – Almond Street Multimodal Project - This project is located along Almond Street between Pearson Rd and Elliott Rd in the Town of Paradise. The project adds sidewalks, curbs and gutters to Almond Street. This amendment programs $3,905,000 in ATP funds with $476,000 in local funds for a total of $3,429,000.
- South Oroville SRTS Lincoln Blvd and Las Plumas Ave - Located along Lincoln Blvd., Las Plumas Ave., Lower Wyandotte Rd., and Monte Vista Ave the project installs bike lanes, sidewalks, pedestrian crossing safety enhancements, and driver feedback signs along the main corridors of the south Oroville routes to school. This amendment programs $1,516,000 in ATP funds with $200,000 in local funds for a total of $1,716,000.
- Paradise Memorial Trailway Class 1 Enhancements - Located along the Memorial Trailway in Paradise from Neal Rd to Pentz Rd. This project brings the trailway to current standards along a 5 mile stretch for width and minimum standards for the shoulders. The project also includes crosswalk enhancements at 5 arterial intersections. This amendment programs $1,356,000 in ATP funds with $35,000 in local funds for a total project cost of $1,391,000.
- B Street and 2nd Street Sidewalk Improvement Project SRTS Project. Located in the City of Biggs on B Street from 1st Street to 11th Street and on 2nd Street from E Street to just north of I Street. This project constructs sidewalk and curb ramps along B Street and 2nd Street to close sidewalk gaps and provide a safe route to school. This amendment programs $809,000 in ATP funds.
- SR 99 Bikeway Phase 4 Improvements Project. This project is located in the City of Chico from Business Lane along the east side of SR 99 corridor to the Skyway northbound on-ramp. The purpose of the project is to construct a new Class 1 Bikeway. This amendment programs $800,000 in ATP funds, $800,000 in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program funds, and $186,000 in local funds for a total of $1,786,000.
- Ponderosa Elementary SRTS Project. This project is located on Pentz Rd between Bille Rd and 300' north of Wagstaff Rd in the Town of Paradise. This project will convert Pentz Rd from a 2-lane, 20' wide roadway with undeveloped, dangerous shoulders to a complete street solution supporting walking, bicycling and rolling to and from school and nearby destinations. This amendment programs $1,501,000 in ATP funds and $232,000 in local funds for a total of $1,733,000.
- Downtown Paradise Equal Mobility Project. This project along the Skyway between Pearson Rd and Elliott Rd in the Town of Paradise. The project aims to improve equality in mobility for the downtown core. Improvements include the removal of barriers, gravel sidewalks, asphalt sidewalks, and driveways with construction of ADA-compliant facilities. This amendment programs $539,000 in ATP funds and $14,000 in local funds for a total cost of $553,000.
- SHOPP Mandates Grouped Listing - Caltrans has requested the costs be revised for SR 32 project from post mile 9.5 to 10.2 in Chico near Poplar Street to SR 99/32 Separation (PPNO 2108 / EA 03-1F990). This Project Change Request was approved via a SHOPP amendment (14H-442) by the California Transportation Commission. The total cost change for this modification changed from $4,002,000 to $4,032,000.
- SHOPP Collision Reduction Grouped Listing Caltrans has requested the costs be revised for SR 191 project from 2.0 miles south of Clear Creek Cemetery Rd to south of Airport Rd for roadway improvements. (PPNO 2705 / EFIS# 0313000165). This revision was approved via a SHOPP amendment (14H-456) by the California Transportation Commission. The total cost change for this grouped listing changed from $26,297,000 to $36,700,000.
- Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program Projects
- SR 99 Corridor Bikeway Phase 5 – 20th Street Crossing. The City of Chico has requested the programming be delayed for Preliminary Engineering from the 2014/15 fiscal year to the 2015/2016 fiscal year. No other changes were made.
- SR 99 Corridor Bikeway Phase 4 – Business Lane to the Skyway. The City of Chico has requested the programming be delayed for the construction component from the 2014/2015 fiscal year to the 2015/2016 fiscal year. No other changes were made.
- SR 99 Cohasset Rd Interchange Direct SB on Ramp. The City of Chico has requested this project be delayed from the 2015/2016 fiscal year to the 2017/2018 fiscal year for the Preliminary Engineering (PE) component. No other changes were made.
- Help Central Inc. Mobility Management Program – This project funds the operational costs for Help Central’s “Butte 2-1-1 Call Center Helpline” program. This project is a non-infrastructure project. This project supports the operation of the one stop Butte 2-1-1 call center to provide transportation information, trip planning assistance, and community resource referrals 24/7, 365 days a year to Butte County residents especially the elderly, disabled and low income populations. This project is being programmed with $113,858 in FTA 5310 funds and $28,465 in Toll Credits. This project is exempt from regional conformity for air quality
- Butte Regional Transit (B-Line) Dial-A-Ride Operating Assistance. This project is to provide Paratransit transportation services to non-ADA qualified individuals including seniors 70 years of age or older who are not able to utilized the B-Line ADA complementary Paratransit service. This project is being programmed with $300,000 in FTA 5310 funds and $300,000 in Toll Credits. Funding for this project is for fiscal year 2014/2015 and 2015/2016.
Both projects are exempt from air quality conformity per EPA’s Transportation Conformity Rule Section 93.126 Exempt Projects (Mass Transit) stating that operating assistance to transit agencies are exempt and (Other) stating that specific activities which do not involve or lead directly to construction are exempt. Therefore a new regional emissions analysis for the FTIP and MTP/SCS is not necessary.
- Highway Bridge Program (HBP) - Exempt
- Highway Bridge Program (HBP) Individually Listed Project - Non Exempt (1 lane bridge to 2 lane)
- State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP)
- Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)
- Safe Routes to Schools Program (SRTS)
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has completed the Draft 2015 Federal Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (FSTIP), which is posted on the following website http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/transprog/oftmp.htm for your review and comments. The 2015 FSTIP is a four-year (federal fiscal years 2014/15 to 2017/18) statewide multimodal program of transportation projects that is consistent with the statewide transportation plan and planning processes, the metropolitan plans, and the Federal Transportation Improvement Programs (FTIPs). Caltrans prepares the FSTIP in cooperation with the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and the Regional Transportation Planning Agencies.
The FTIPs/FSTIP contain all capital and non-capital transportation projects or identified phases of transportation projects in the State of California that are proposed for federal funding under Titles 23 and 49 of the United States Code. In addition, all regionally significant projects, regardless of the funding source, are included in the FSTIP. Projects located in rural non-MPO areas are directly listed in the FSTIP. Projects located within MPO boundaries are listed in the Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIPs) and included in the 2015 FSTIP by reference.
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