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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 530-879-2468.

Amendments to the 2015 FTIP

Amendment #02 - Comment period November 7, 2014, thru December 11, 2014
 Caltrans SHOPP Minor Grouped Listing. The purpose of this amendment is to program a new "Grouped Listing" for the Caltrans SHOPP Minor Program. This amendment programs a project in Chico on State Route 99. The project is to install street lighting and construct crosswalks in the City of Chico at northbound off-ramps at Cohasset Road and Eaton Road to meet current standards for urban interchanges. This project is programmed in the 2014/15 federal fiscal year for $1.2 million. 
Local Highway Bridge Program Groped Listing. This amendment makes minor financial modifications to the grouped listing.  The total project costs for the group changed from $37 million to $38.9 million for the program. No other changes were made.
This amendment is scheduled for approval by the BCAG Board on December 11, 2014.
Federal Approval 
State Approval 
BCAG Letter Requesting State and Federal Approval   
Interangecy Consultation Review  
Updated Air Quality Exempt Table   
Amendment Summary Sheet   
Amendment #01 - Active Transportation Program (ATP).  The purpose of this amendment is to program 3 new ATP projects for the Town of Paradise and the City of Biggs. This amendment was approved by the BCAG Board on September 25, 2014.
Federal Approval
State Approval  
2015 FTIP     
The BCAG Board of Directors adopted the 2015 FTIP at the August 28, 2014 Board meeting. Hard copies are available at each of the local Butte County Public Libraries. Please direct any comments or questions to Mr. Ivan Garcia at igarcia@bcag.org.
2015 FTIP Document       
Backup Lists - Grouped Listing
Public Notice    
ANNOUNCEMENT:
October 7, 2014

Subject:  Draft 2015 Federal Statewide Transportation Improvement Program  

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. 

The public review and comment period for the Draft 2015 FSTIP begins on October 7, 2014 and ends on October 28, 2014.  Please email comments to lima.huy@dot.ca.gov or send comments to the address provided below by October 28, 2014.
 
Lima Huy
Division of Transportation Programming, MS 82

California Department of Transportation

P O Box 942874

Sacramento, CA 94274-0001

2013 FTIP

AMENDMENTS
Amendment 16 (Adminstrative Modification) - The purpose of this modification was to make the following minor changes:
State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP) – Bridge Preservation Grouped Listing . This modification updated the grouped listing to adjust the construction support dollars for the Flay Canyon Bridge Project.  This adjustment changed the construction funding from $5,595,000 to $5,764,000. No other changes were made. This projects is exempt from air quality conformity per EPA’s Transportation Conformity Rule Section 93.126 Exempt projects (Table 2 Exempt Projects - Safety) stating that widening narrow pavements or reconstructing bridges (no additional travel lanes) are exempt.
 
Amendment #15 (formal)- Active Transportation Program (ATP). The purpose of this amendment is to program 3 new ATP projects for the Town of Paradise and the City of Biggs. This amendment was approved by the BCAG Board on September 25, 2014.
Amendment 14 (Adminstrative Modification) - The purpose of this modification was to make the following minor changes:
State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP) – Collision Reduction Grouped Listing . This modification updated the grouped listing to add another project, the SR 32 at Ivy Street Signalization Project. This modification programs the Preliminary Engineering (PE) component only in the 2014/2015 fiscal year for $560,000. No other changes were made. This projects is exempt from air quality conformity per EPA’s Transportation Conformity Rule Section 93.126 Exempt projects (Table 3 – Project Exempt From Regional Emissions Analyses) stating that intersection signalization projects at individual intersections are exempt.

Amendment 13 (Formal) - The purpose of this amendment is to:
  • Butte Regional Transit Operations and Maintenance Facility – This amendment programs $2 million in Regional Improvement Program/State Transportation Improvement Program (RIP/STIP) funds to the project as approved by the California Transportation Commission (CTC) in the 2014/15 fiscal year. This project is exempt from air quality conformity per EPA’s Transportation Conformity Rule Section 93.126 Exempt Projects (Table 2 – Mass Transit) stating that the construction of new bus or rail maintenance facilities categorically excluded in 23 CFR part 771 are exempt; 
  • Caltrans State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP) Pavement Rehabilitation Project – This amendment programs a new SHOPP Project on State Route 99 from South of Skyway Overcrossing to south of Garner Lane for $10.4 million in the 2014/15 fiscal year. This project is exempt from air quality conformity per EPA’s Transportation Conformity Rule Section 93.126 Exempt Projects (Table 2 – Safety) stating that pavement resurfacing and or rehabilitation is exempt;
  • Butte Regional Transit FTA Section 5339 Project ‐ Replace, Rehabilitate & Purchase bus related facilities and equipment for a total of $373,000. This amendment programs a new FTA 5339 project to primarily purchase communications equipment and software in the 2013/14 and 2014/15 fiscal years for Butte Regional Transit.
BCAG Distribution Letter - includes CTIPS Programming Sheets   
Amendment 12 (Adminstrative Modification) - SR 70 Passing Lane Projects. The purpose of this modification was to update the project title to remove component restrictions to allow for preliminary engineering (PE). No change in funding or change in FY.
 
Amendment 11 (Adminstrative Modification) - The purpose of this modification is to:
  • Butte Regional Transit Operations Center (State Bonds). This modification updated the FTIP to include the final year of Public Transportation Modernization Improvement Account funds (state bonds) for the 2014/15 fiscal year in the amount of $2,427,441. No other changes were made. The total cost of the project was increased from $27.9 million to $30.3 million
  • FTA Section 5307 Program (Butte Regional Transit) -This modification revised the fiscal year 2013/14 FTA 5307 programmed estimate to actual apportionment for the region. The total programmed changed from $55.2 million to $55.9 million.
  • FTA Section 5311 Program (Butte Regional Transit) - This modification revised the fiscal year 2013/14 FTA 5311 programmed estimate to actual apportionment for the region. The total programmed changed from $34.9 million to $35.3 million.

These project ares exempt from air quality

Amendment 10 (Adminstrative Modification) - The purpose of this modification is to:
  • Butte Regional Transit Bus Replacement Program (CMAQ). This modification advanced the programming from the 2014/15 fiscal year to the 2013/14 fiscal year for a revised total from $3,409,875 to $2,750,674.  To accommodate the programming capacity, BCAG has pushed out the City of Oroville project listed below. BCAG intends to initiate and FHWA to FTA CMAQ transfer request immediately through Caltrans Local Assistance District 3
  • SR 32 Multi Modal Improvements Project (CMAQ). This modification moved the programming from the 12/13 fiscal year to the 14/15 fiscal year.  In addition, CMAQ funds were reduced from $1,278,923 to $100,000.  Local funds were increased from $1,073,751 to $2,252,674.  This results in a net zero change in total project costs.
  • Table Mountain Blvd Roundabout – CMAQ. This modification moved the programming from the 2013/14 fiscal year to the 2014/15 fiscal year. No change in funding.
Amendment 9 (Adminstrative Modification) - The purpose of this modification is to:
Amendment 8 (Formal Amendment) Public Comment Period December 20, 2013 through January 23, 2014 - The purpose of this amendment is to program new HSIP projects on behalf of the Town of Paradise, update fudning for the JARC program for an existing Mobility Mangement project, and to program 3 new Paratransit vehicles with equipment funded by FTA's Section 5310 program.  In addtion, BCAG is proposing to amend its Public Participation Program (PPP) to revise Policy 1.2. The intent of this revision is to modify the language which currently requires a published public notice in each of the local newspapers for FTIP and MTP/SCS amendments.  The revision would state one public notice in the local newspaper where the project generally lies.   FTIP amendent #8 for the FTIP, and MTP/SCS Amendment #3 are scheduled to be adopted at the January 23, 2014 Board meeting, whereas the PPP Amendment would occur later in February or March 2014.
Amendment 7 (Adminstrative Modification) - The purpose of this modification is to:
  • FTA Section 5316 - Jobs Access Reverse Commute Program. This amendment updates the financial information to account for a new grant by Caltrans as allowed by the administrative modifcation procedures.  Rest of funding will be programmed as part of the formal amendment process.  Project is an existing Mobility Management Program by Help Central Inc. 
State Approval Letter  
BCAG Lettter Requesting State Approval    
Amendment 6 (Formal Amendment) Public Comment Period November 1, 2013 through December 1, 2013 - The purpose of this amendment is to:
  • Caltrans State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP). This amendment updates the Grouped Listing Project costs for the SR 99 near Chico at the Rock Creek Bridge #12-27. Added funding to construction and moved project from FY 13/14 to 14/15. A net change of $655,000 for the project. This project is exempt from air quality conformity per EPA’s Transportation Conformity Rule Section 93.126 Exempt Projects (Table 2 - Safety) stating that shoulder improvements or widening narrow pavements (no additional travel lanes) are exempt. This project does not add capacity.
  •  Caltrans State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP). This amendment updates the Grouped Listing Project to add a new project.  The added project is the SR 191 near Paradise from 2.0 miles south of Clear Creek Cemetery Road to South Airport Rd. This project is exempt from air quality conformity per EPA’s Transportation Conformity Rule Section 93.126 Exempt Projects (Table 2 - Safety) stating that pavement resurfacing and or rehabilitation are exempt. This project does not add capacity.
Federal Approval Letter    
State Approval Letter   
BCAG Board Memorandum & Approval (Scheduled for December 12, 2013)   
Caltrans Distribution Letter -  Draft Amendment Package  
 
Amendment 5 (Administrative Modification) 08/15/2013  - The purpose of this modification is:

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program - City of Chico SR 32 Multi-Modal Project.  This modification was to advance the project from the 2013/14 fiscal year to the current 2012/2013 fiscal year.  In addition, a slight increase of $26,265 was added to the $3.5 million dollar project for a less than 1% cost increase.  This advancement was made by:

$1,278,923  - BCAG's CMAQ balance of OA and Programming Capacity in FY 12/13
$1,173,591 - Local Advance Construction
$1,073,751 - Local City Funds
$3,526,265 - Total Cost

In addition, staff removed the utilization of toll credits in the MPO comments as they are not necessary.  No other changes were made to this project.

State Highway Operations and Protection Program - Bridge Preservation Grouped Listing.  The purpose of this amendment was to delay the Flag Canyon Creek Bridge Replacement Project from the 2013/2014 fiscal year to the 2014/2015 fiscal year.  The total cost for the project did not change.  Backup information for this administrative modification included in the BCAG letter to Caltrans.

State Approval Letter
BCAG letter to Caltrans requesting State Approval - Includes CTIPS project printouts with "before" and "after" modifications.   

Amendment 4 (Administrative Modification) - The purpose of this modification is update FTA Section 5307 FFY apportionment figure for Butte County in order to match FTA grant submittal. No other changes.
State Approval Letter
BCAG letter to Caltrans requesting State Approval - Includes CTIPS project printouts with "before" and "after" modifications.

Amendment 3 (Formal Amendment) Public Comment Period May 29, 2013 through June 27, 2013 - The purpose of this amendment is to:
  • Forest Highway 171 (Upper Skyway) - This amendment programs the FH 171 as a new project.  In order to fully utlize all available PLH funding of $479,061, the project is required to be specifically identified in the 2013 FTIP.  This project is currently under construction.  This project is exempt from a regional emissions analysis.
Federal Approval Letter  
State Approval Letter 
Caltrans Distribution Letter - Includes BCAG Board approval and resolution  
Draft FTIP Amendment Package to Caltrans - With CTIPS programming data sheets
Amendment Summary
Board Memorandum
Public Notice

Amendment 2 (Administrative Modification) - The purpose of this modifcation is to make the following changes:
  • Update the Butte County HSIP Grouped Projects to address a minor project description for HSIPL-5912(094)
  • Update the Table Mountain Blvd Roundabout Project for the right of way component in which local funds were removed
  • UpdateOroville Signalization Synchronization Project to increase the CMAQ funding from $210,916 to $225,000 and reduced local funds by $4,083
  • Update the Chico Bike Map Project to clarify that toll credits were not necessary to complete the project
State Approval Letter
BCAG letter to Caltrans requesting State Approval - Includes CTIPS project prinoutouts with "before" and "after" modifications.

Amendment 1 (Formal) - The purpose of this amendment is to:
  • Update the Air Quality Conformity Analysis and Determination to ensure consistency between the 2012 MTP/SCS (Plan) and the 2013 FTIP (Program)
  • Update the Local Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Grouped listing to include 4 new local projects
  • Update the Local Highway Bridge Program (HBP) Grouped listing to modify the existing project and funding schedule
  • Update the CMAQ funded local projects to include in the MPO Description that toll-credits are to be used if necessary to fulfill the local match requirement. No change in project or funding.

This Amendment was approved by the BCAG Board on Dec. 13, 2012
Joint FHWA/FTA Approval of FSTIP
Federal Approval Letter (Includes Conformity Determination Approval     
State Approval Letter
Caltrans Distribution Letter - Approved Amendment
New 2013 FTIP - Air Quality Conformity Analysis and Determination
Caltrans Distribution Letter - Draft FTIP Amendment Package
Updated Air Quality Conformity Analysis and Determination (Same for the adopting 2012 MTP/SCS and the 2013 FTIP through Amendment #01) December 13, 2012
Backup Lists
Public Notice

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Air Quality Conformity Determination - "Redetermination June 2013"

Federal Approval
Air Quality Conformity Determination - Document
Exempt Table
Public Notice -Comment period April 19, 2013 through May 23, 2013       

The 2013 FTIP is available for review and comment.  The BCAG Board of Directors adopted the 2013 FTIP and Air Quality Conformity Analysis and Determination at the September 27, 2012 Board meeting.  Please direct any comments or questions to Mr. Ivan Garcia, BCAG Programming Manager at igarcia@bcag.org.

Federal Approval of 2013 FTIP (Conformity Determination, Dec 13, 2012)  
Submittal Letter to Caltrans
Adoted 2013 FTIP  (no appendicies)
APPENDICIES    (Appendix 1 is the Air Quality Conformity Analysis and Determination)
Letter to Tribal Governments
Public Notice

Annual Obligation Reports

These reports identify each specific project that was obligated during the referenced federal fiscal year.  A federal fiscal year begin on October 1st and ends on September 30th. These reports summariz 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 530-879-2468 or by email at igarcia@bcag.org.

Annual Obligation Reports: