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Projects Under Development

Here you will find a list and explanation of all projects currently under development by, or in association with, BCAG.
 
The projects included on this page are funded from a number of different sources. Funding sources include the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP), the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ), and the Public Lands Highway Program. CLICK HERE for a list and description of these and other funding sources.

Current Projects

State Route 70 Corridor

In 1988, after several years of planning and studies to determine the best way to develop a four lane highway facility from Sacramento to Chico, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) with support from Caltrans District 3 and BCAG determined State Route 70 would be the focus route to establish the four lane connection. The State Route 70 Corridor Project is a multi-year nearly $400 million investment focused on completing the remaining 27 miles between the cities of Oroville and Marysville. BCAG served as the lead agency for the approval of a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the first two segments of improvements. Segment 1 (Ophir Road to Palermo Road) is expected to be under construction in the Spring and Summer of 2019.  Segment 2 (Palermo Road to Cox Lane) is expected to be under construction in the Spring and summer of 2020. More information about the projects along State Route 70 can be obtained by clicking the link on the left.

Paradise Transit Center

The B-Line currently serves the region of Butte County with fixed route and Dial a Ride service.  The community of Paradise is the second most utilized destination for service between the cities of Chico, Oroville and the greater Butte County region.  In late 2016, BCAG determined a more developed stop or transit center could better accommodate the routes moving to, from, around and within Paradise.  In early 2017, BCAG received a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant to develop and environmental document (ED), plans, specifications and estimate (PS&E) for a transit center located at Birch St. and Black Olive Drive.  The ED and PS&E were completed in March of 2018 and the project awaits a $3.5 million grant for construction from the FTA. More information about the project can be obtained by clicking the link on the left.

Butte Regional Operations Center (BROC)

In 2009 a Grand Jury report indicated the B-Line service was operating out of an undersized and outdated facility not capable of meeting the needs of the transit community. In 2013, BCAG applied for and received approximately $30 million in FTA grant funding for the development and construction of an 80,000 square foot campus on 10 acres to better deliver existing service as well as accommodate for future expansion of the service. In 2014, construction began on the campus of buildings to administer, manage, maintain, fuel and wash all of the vehicles utilized for service delivery.  In the Fall of 2016, all construction was completed, including the remodeling of the old 9000 square foot facility to accommodate the BCAG Board of Directors, and the facility put into service.  Rental office space in the remodeled building is currently utilized by non-profit community improvement organizations. Currently underway at the BROC is the addition of Solar panels for the purpose of generating 100% of power needed to operate the facility as well as charge electric vehicles expected on campus in the next 5 years. More information about the project can be obtained by clicking the link on the left.

Transportation Funding Programs and Management

BCAG relies on a variety of state and federal sources of funding for the development of capital projects and operation of the B-Line.  More information about these funding programs and their eligibility can be obtained by clicking any of the links below.