What is the Project? BCAG and Bute Regional Transit are in the process of developing and designing a transit mainatenance and operations center which will also function to house the BAG administrative offices. It willinvlove the acquisitions of approximately 7.5 acres surrounding the exisitng facility for a total facility size of 10 acres at buildout.
Why is the Project being done?
Butte Regional Transit has been expanding with more vehicles and routes being added as needed and can be supported bu funding and revenue. The current facility became outdated and significantly undersized upon the consolidation of all transit systems in the County back in 2005. Since 2005, our contractor Veolia TransDev Transportation has been eveyrhting possible to manage the increased fleet size and staff needed to run and maintain the system. Staff began exploring funding opportunities and in early 2011 were awarded an $18 million dollar federal grant for a project to be developed.
What is the current status of the Project?
A CEQA Initial Study is currently under public review with an expected Mitgated Negative Declaration to be adopted by the BCAG Board of Directors in February or MArch of 2013. NEPA approval of a Ctegorical Exclusion is expected by FTA shortly thereafter.
Following environmental document approval, property acqusition will be accomplished. Simultaneously, schematic design and cost estimates are in final preparation with expected completion by the Summer of 2013. Construction of the facility could begin in the spring of 2014.
Questions or Comments:
Should you have any questions or comments regarding the project please call or e-mail Andy Newsum, Project Manager at (530) 879-2468.