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Regional Transportation Improvement ProgramTop of Page

As the RTPA, BCAG is required to prepare a Regional Transportation Improvement program (RTIP) every two years. The purpose of the RTIP is to identify programming recommendations for the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The STIP is comprised of two components, the Regional Improvement Program  (RIP) for projects nominated by regional agencies in California, such as BCAG and the Interregional Improvement Program (IIP) for projects nominated by Caltrans. The STIP is adopted by the California Transportation Commission.

2020 RTIP DevelopmentTop of Page

The 2020 RTIP reflects a local, regional, and state commitment to deliver needed projects in the region which address safety concerns and economic goods movement.  The State Route 70 Corridor in Yuba County and PPM funds are proposed.
 
The State Route 70 Corridor continues to be BCAG’s top priority for the region for over 30 years. The urbanized area of Chico is the largest urbanized area in the state not yet served by a continuous four lane highway.  In addition, the entire SR 70 Corridor between Oroville and Marysville has met Caltrans’ “safety index” threshold to warrant SHOPP Safety funds to address the significant increase in fatalities along the corridor.
 
As part of the 2018 STIP Cycle, BCAG and Caltrans have partnered and with the support of the CTC, fully programmed the last three SR 70 Projects in Butte County. In fact, the first segment has already been completed from Ophir Rd to Palermo Rd.  We applaud the efforts of District 3 in expeditiously delivering this project ahead of schedule and on budget.   The next two projects in Butte County are underway.  In Yuba County, Caltrans has begun the construction effort from Marysville to Laurellen Road to construct a 5-lane highway.  Thirty years of fulfilling commitments, planning and programming is finally coming to fruition. 
 
Remaining Unfinished Gap
 
The last segments of State Route 70 which remains to be widened is the gap between Laurellen Rd just outside of the City of Marysville to the Yuba/Butte County line.  This section of SR 70 is entirely in Yuba County.  BCAG has already committed $4 million of its Regional Improvement Program (RIP) funds for this corridor to complete the environmental component in cooperation with Caltrans.  Caltrans has identified $32 million as the remaining funds needed to complete a contiguous 5 lane highway. The Yuba County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution supporting the programming of $4 million in regional funds from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) to finish the corridor.  BCAG is proposing to match Yuba County’s commitment of $4 million leaving an ITIP request of $24 million.
 
BCAG's 2020 RTIP works towards the completion of the SR 70 Corridor.  With 22 fatalities since 2017, 5 fatalities in 2018 alone, it's time to finish the job.
 
RTIP Summary Statement:  
 
BCAG is requesting / recommending that the project be programmed for Phase 1 at $13.5 million in ITIP Funds.
 
   
BCAG Board Memorandum    
         December 2019      
         August 2019     
Transportation Advisory Committee Memorandum  
         December 2019    
         November 2019    
         September 2019     
 
Relevant Maps and Figures
Fatality Map     
Sacramento Area Council of Governments Support Letter
Yuba County Board of Supervisors Support Resolution and $4 million pledge to complete the corridor
City of Marysville Support Resolution to complete the corridor
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2018 RTIP DevelopmentTop of Page

The vision defined in 1988 was to connect California’s largest urbanized area of Chico not yet served by a continuous 4-lane highway to Sacramento.  Since then, numerous studies, plans and projects have been completed along the corridor.   The  projects proposed in the 2018 RTIP works towards achieving the vision.
 
The 2018 RTIP indicates the area's short-term plan for use of RIP and IIP dollars for transportation projects over the next five fiscal years beginning July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2023. The Fund Estimate prepared by Caltrans and the California Transportation Commission identifies a range of $11.5 million and a maximum of $15.1 million.
 

The RTIP was developed in consultation with BCAG’s Transportation Advisory Committee, Caltrans, the CTC and public. Two public workshops have been held to solicit comments on the RTIP on December 11th from 12-2 p.m. and from 4-6 p.m. at the BCAG offices.

Final RTIP Document    Approved - December 14, 2017

SR 70 Fatality Map (December 1) 
SR 70 Segment 1 - PPR Form      
SR 70 Segment 2 - PPR Form     
SR 70 Segment 3 - PPR Form     
SR 70 Segment 4&5 - PPR Form     
      
 
Public Notice - August 2017    
  
The STIP was adopted by the California Transportation Commission (CTC) at their March 21-22, 2018 meetings.

2016 RTIP and Previous RTIPsTop of Page

REVISED 2016 RTIP - PROJECT DELETION
 
02/25/2016 Revised 2016 RTIP - Due to insufficient transportation revenues that fund the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has requested that submitted Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) documents be revised. BCAG's reduction target is $3.9 million.  As a result, the SR 70 "Segment 2 Project" has been deleted from the original RTIP submittal.
 
Board Memorandum on STIP Funding - February 25, 2016   
 
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2016 RTIP Development - Adoption: December 10, 2015
The 2016 RTIP is a continuation of carryover projects from the 2014 STIP Cycle:

Butte County - 2016 RTIP Recommendations

Project                                                       RIP Only

SR 70 Passing Lane Project (Segment 1)  $13,100,000  PS&E, R/W, CON
SR 70 Passing Lane Project (Segment 2)  $  1,500,000  PS&E and R/W
Midway Bridges across Butte Creek           $  1,499,000  CON
Planning, Programming and Monitoring      $     202,000  CON
Total                                                   $16,301,000

2016 RTIP Document  & Appendices - complete with programming sheets    
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 2014 RTIP Development -Adopted: December 12, 2013
The 2014 RTIP is a continuation of the progress defined in the 2012 RTIP.  BCAG is recommending that two segments on the SR 70 Corridor (Segment 1 and Segment 2) move forward as well as complete the Neal Road Class 2 Bike Lane Project.  PPM funds are used by BCAG to support its planning and programming responsibilities thru the period of the STIP.  The memorandums below for the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) and the Board memorandum provide a summary and description of the projects recommended for programming.  Until the CTC actually adopts the STIP, the projects and funding could change.  In essance, the RTIP is BCAG's recommendation to the CTC for approval. Approval by the CTC is scheduled for April 2014.
 
Draft 2014 RTIP Recommendations:
 

FUND ESTIMATE Through FY 18/19

$18,480,000

AGENCY

RIP PROJECT RECOMMENDATIONS

FUNDING RECOMMENDATION

 


 

County

Neal Rd Class 2 Bike Lane Project

$   1,440,000

BCAG

SR 70 Passing Lanes – Segment 1

$ 13,100,000

BCAG

SR 70 Passing Lanes – Segment 2

$   1,325,000

BCAG

Planning Programming and Monitoring (PPM)

$      444,000

 

TOTAL 2012 RTIP RECOMMENDATIONS

$ 16,309,000


UNPROGRAMMED BALANCE

                    $   2,171,000

Adopted 2014 RTIP Document -  Board approval - December 12, 2013
Draft 2014 RTIP Document - Posted October 16, 2013    (Hard copy available at each public library in Butte County as well)    
BCAG Board of Directors Memorandum- December 12, 2013  
Public Notice - Informing public of availability for review and comment - October 16, 2013
Public Notice - August 2013    
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2012 RTIP - Adopted

The 2012 RTIP indicates the area's short-term plan for use of RIP and IIP dollars for transportation projects over the next five fiscal years beginning July 1, 2012.The final recommendations identified below recommend $4.2 million in projects for the region and a reservation of $11.2 million for programming BCAG's next SR 70 Passing Lane project in the 2014 STIP cycle.  The follwoing list of projects was developed in consultation with the BCAG Transportation Advisory Committee.

BCAG 2012 RTIP Recommendations:

 

AGENCY

 

PROJECT

 

FUNDING RECOMMENDATION

 

TE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

County

Neal Rd Class 2 Bike Lane Project

 $             1,500,000

Gridley

Downtown Streetscape Project

 $                452,000

BCAG

Chico Bike Map Update

 $                  32,000

 

Subtotal for TE Projects

 $            1,984,000




 

RIP RECOMMENDATIONS

 

County

Butte County Midway over Butte Creek Project (Local Match)

 $             1,499,000

BCAG

Planning Programming and Monitoring (PPM)

 $                740,000

BCAG

Reserve balance for future SR 70 Passing Lane Project in the  2014 STIP Cycle

 $          11,256,000


Subtotal for RIP Recommendations

 $          13,495,000

 

 

 


 

TOTAL 2012 RTIP RECOMMENDATIONS

 

 $           15,479,000

The draft 2012 RTIP for Butte County is available for review and comment.  The public is encouraged to participate and provide input to the RTIP or any other BCAG planning function. The RTIP document is available for review on the Internet at www.bcag.org as available at each of the Butte County public libraries.  Comments on the RTIP are requested by December 1, 2011.

The 2012 RTIP is scheduled to be adopted by the BCAG Board of Directors at their December 8, 2011 Board meeting at the City of Chico Council Chambers at 9:00 a.m. located at 421 Main Street, Chico, CA.

Questions regarding the RTIP can be directed to Ivan Garcia, Programming Manager at BCAG at 530-809-4616 or by e-mail at igarcia@bcag.org.