2020 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Butte County Association of Governments (BCAG)
Document Title
2020 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy
Document Type
SIR - Supplemental EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
The proposed project is the Butte County 2020 RTP-SCS, which updates BCAG’s previous 2016 RTP adopted in December 2016. BCAG, as both the federally-designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) and the State-designated regional transportation planning agency (RTPA) for Butte County, is required by both federal and State law to prepare a long-range (at least 20-year) transportation planning document known as a Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The RTP is an action-oriented document used to achieve a coordinated and balanced regional transportation system. California Government Code Section 65080 et seq. and Title 23 United States Code (USC) Section 134 require Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPA) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) to prepare long-range transportation plans to: 1) establish regional goals, 2) identify present and future needs, deficiencies and constraints, 3) analyze potential solutions, 4) estimate available funding, and 5) propose investments. State Statutes require that the RTP serve as the foundation for the short-range transportation planning documents: the Regional and Federal Transportation Improvement Programs (RTIP and FTIP). BCAG has the responsibility to prepare a SCS as part of the RTP, pursuant to the requirements of California Senate Bill 375 as adopted in 2008. The SCS sets forth a forecasted development pattern for the region, which, when integrated with the transportation network and other transportation measures and policies, is intended to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from passenger vehicles and light trucks to achieve the regional GHG reduction targets set by the California Air Resources Board (ARB). Under both federal and State law, BCAG must update its RTP every four years. The 2020 RTP-SCS is the long-range planning, policy, action, and financial document for the Butte County Region. The RTP-SCS covers a 20-year period from 2020 to 2040 and is an update of the 2016 RTP-SCS. The RTP-SCS identifies the region’s transportation needs and issues and sets forth actions, programs, and projects to address those needs and issues. The RTP-SCS adopts policies, sets goals, and identifies financial resources to encourage and promote the safe and efficient management, operation, and development of a regional intermodal transportation system that would serve the mobility needs of goods and people. As described above, BCAG does not propose any land use changes, but rather the land use patterns envisioned by the RTP-SCS are based on the General Plan land use and zoning designations of the local agencies (the five incorporated cities and the county). The RTP-SCS would be consistent with the land use and zoning designations in the incorporated and unincorporated areas. The 2020 RTP-SCS reflects changes in legislative requirements, local land use policies, and resource constraints since the most recent RTP was adopted on December 8, 2016. The 2020 update to the RTP- SCS is focused on implementation of the 2016 RTP, with minor updates to ensure consistency with federal, state and local planning requirements.

Contact Information

Iván García, Programming Manager
Agency Name
Butte County Association of Governments
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Biggs, Chico, Gridley, Oroville, Paradise
Citywide, Countywide, Northern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Total Acres
1,670 sq. miles
Parcel #
State Highways
99, 70, 32, 149, 162, and 191
Union Pacific
Chico Municipal, Oroville

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Transportation (Regional Transportation Plan)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife


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