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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.

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    

Amendments to the 2017 FTIP

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.

BCAG State Route 70 Passing Lane Project – Segment 3 (Preliminary Engineering Only) – Project location is on State Route 70 from East Gridley Rd. to the Butte/Yuba County line for a distance of approximately 3.8 mile.  The Project includes widening the 2-lane highway to a 4 lane facility with a center turn lane and 8 foot shoulders. This amendment programs $3,025,506 in federal demonstration funds (earmark) in the 2016/17 federal fiscal year for the preliminary engineering component only (PE). This amendment programs the project into the FTIP, the project was previously included in the 2016 RTP/SCS.  The financial information for the project will be updated in the RTP/SCS.  The project is not exempt from regional air quality conformity and was included in BCAG’s previous regional emissions analysis and air quality conformity determination (approved by FHWA/FTA on March 21, 2017) for the 2016 RTP/SCS.  The design concept and scope of the project remains unchanged from what has been included on the 2016 RTP/SCS, as well as the emissions analysis group year (2040).  

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: