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Butte Regional Transit Operations & Maintenance Facility

Chico, California

The Butte County Association of Governments (BCAG) is the administrative and policy making agency for the region’s public transit service. BCAG was faced with an aging transit maintenance building that was over capacity and lacking adequate space to properly service the region’s growing fleet and increasing service needs.

Operations and maintenance were previously serviced out of the old Chico Transit building. The fleet consists of 80 buses which serve B-Line’s rural and urban fixed routes, and complementary paratransit service.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, HDR | MDG helped to plan and design a new bus operations and maintenance facility that will serve B-Line’s needs for the next 50 years. The site is adjacent to the current Chico Transit building. The construction was phased to allow operations to continue normally through construction.

Project Highlights
• The B-Line facility was designed to LEED Silver standards.
• Photovoltaic shade canopies provide cover for buses.
• Project is constructed in phases to accommodate the existing operation.


Services Provided
Preliminary Design
Space Needs Program
Master Plan/Concept Design
Design Criteria
Final Design
Equipment Industrial Design
Fleet Size

80 buses

Facility Size

68,000 square feet

Construction Cost