RTP / SCS
The Regional Transportation Plan / Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) specifies the policies, projects, and programs necessary over a 20+ year period to maintain, manage, and improve the region’s transportation system. The Butte County 2016 RTP/SCS covers the 24-year period between 2016 and 2040. The RTP/SCS is required to be updated every four years. The RTP/SCS includes an Air Quality Conformity Analysis and Determination, as well as a Program Environmental Impact Report.
Round 3 - Review Draft Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (July 2016)
An open house workshop has been scheduled to review the Preliminary Draft 2016 RTP/SCS for July 13, 2016 at 3 p.m. at the BCAG conference room located at 326 Huss Drive, Suite 150, Chico. Links to the workshop documents and public notice will be posted below when available.
BCAG staff and EIR consultants, Rincon Inc., are hosting two public workshops in September of 2016 in the City of Oroville and Chico to solicit views from agencies and the public regarding the scope and content of the environmental analysis that will be included in the Draft EIR in. Links to the workshop documents and public notice have been posted below.
Round 1 - Outreach Prior to Development (August 2014)
Prior to the development of the 2016 RTP/SCS, staff is hosted two public workshops in August of 2014 in the City of Oroville and Chico in an effort to educate and inform the public as to what the project consists of and to solicit comments. Links to the workshop documents and public notice have been posted below.
The Butte County Association of Governments (BCAG) is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) for Butte County. As the MPO, BCAG is required to prepare a long-range Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) / Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) every four years. The RTP/SCS identifies the long-range transportation plans for specific funding programs by transportation mode through the year 2040.
The 2016 RTP/SCS consists of the following:
- RTP/SCS Document – includes Policy Element, Sustainable Communities Strategy, Action Element & Financial Element.
- Air Quality Conformity Analysis and Determination – demonstrating that the projects in the RTP conform to the applicable federal air quality requirements.
- Environmental Impact Report (EIR) – complying with the California Environmental Quality Act requirements
The 2016 RTP/SCS and EIR were prepared and made available for public review. A public hearing to consider adoption of the 2016 RTP/SCS document and Certification of the Final EIR is scheduled December 8, 2016 at the BCAG Board of Directors meeting. The meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. at the City of Chico Council Chambers located at 411 Main Street, Chico CA 95926.
All documents are available for review at the BCAG offices or linked digital copies are below . Comments on the project can be directed to Mr. Iván García, Programming Manager for BCAG at 530-809-4616 or by email at email@example.com. Comments can also be mailed to BCAG at 326 Huss Drive, Suite 150, Chico CA 95928.