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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.

2013 FTIP

AMENDMENTS
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. 
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: