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The staff office for BCATS is located in Springfield City Hall,
601 Avenue A
Springfield, MI 49037
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fax: 269-963-4951



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The BCATS area includes:  the Cities of Battle Creek and Springfield; Charter Townships of Bedford, Emmett and Pennfield; and townships of Leroy and Newton


BCATS is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Calendar 2016 Committee Meeting Schedule


"THE SIGNAL" FY 2017-2020 TIP - April, 2016


"THE SIGNAL" FY 2017-2020 TIP - Jan. 2016





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Original full document as printed July 30, 2013

Up-to-date TIP Project List

BCATS' TIP Amendment Schedule



2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan




FY 2016 Unified Work Program





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BCATS Title VI Plan

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Event Calendar



What's New

FY 2017-2020
Transportation Improvement
Program (TIP)

The BCATS Policy Committee approved the FY17-20 TIP at its June 22, 2016 meeting.  The complete document and TIP E-file was submitted to MDOT on July 1, 2016 for State & Federal review & approval.

FY 2014-2017
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The twelfth amendment to the FY14-17 TIP was processed thru BCATS' Committees in May, approved by Policy Committee 5/25/16, and approved by MDOT & Federal officials 7/18/16.  Following are the approved changes as outlined in the Battle Creek Enquirer public notice 5/9/16:

    1) adding Federal ($15,000) & State ($562,500) incentive payments to the City of Battle Creek (BC) for 2016 railroad grade crossing closures on Division St, Fountain St, & Spencer St;

    2) adding a Michigan Dept of Transportation (MDOT) 2016 Freeway Signing Upgrade on I-94 in Calhoun County, total cost $1.9M, 100% Fed Interstate Maintenance - Safety funds;

    3) deleting BC’s 2017 resurfacing of Main St (from Mary to south city limits, & from M-66 to Hamblin) from the current TIP, and placing the $194,000 project in the new TIP for 2018 construction.  The resulting available 2017 Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds then facilitate adding resurfacing of McCamly St (from VanBuren St to North Ave), and Roosevelt Ave (from East Ave to Garrison Ave), to BC’s 2017 STP-funded resurfacing of Goguac St (from Capital to Carl), expediting bid letting & providing funding flexibility.  Goguac+McCamly+Roosevelt total cost $445,180, funded 81.85% Fed STP, 18.15% City of Battle Creek;

    4) adding a 2016 remodeling/rehabilitation of Battle Creek Transit’s administration building.  Total cost $114,575, funded 80% Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5339 - Small Urban Bus & Bus Facilities, 20% State Comprehensive Transportation Fund.

The fifth proposed change in the notice was the addition of replacement of two large heavy duty, low floor, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) fully equipped buses for Battle Creek Transit’s fixed-route service, one in 2016 & one in 2017.  Each bus total cost $425,000, 90% FTA Sec 5339, 10% City of Battle Creek.  The addition of these two buses was NOT approved by FTA; given the "discretionary" status of the FTA Sec 5339 funding, such projects cannot be approved in a TIP until officially selected for the funding award by FTA.
The current TIP project list, including Fed-approved changes in the 5/25/16 list for Amendment #12, as well as changes made by "administrative action" of BCATS' staff in June-August, can be viewed here
Direct questions and/or comments to:
BCATS, 601 Avenue A, Springfield, MI  49037
ph 269-963-1158, fax 269-963-4951


BCATS Reports Obligated Federal Transportation Projects From FY 2015


The Battle Creek Area Transportation Study (BCATS), the metropolitan planning organization for the greater Battle Creek area, is pleased to provide a listing of the federally funded projects which were obligated during fiscal year 2015 (which ended September 30, 2015).  Important to note is that the projects were “obligated” (ie: funding was appropriated) - but were not necessarily completed.  Some projects actually constructed during 2015 may have been “obligated” in earlier fiscal years and will not appear on this listing.  Conversely, some projects “obligated” in 2015 may not be constructed until 2016.  The listing of 2015 obligated projects for the BCATS area can be viewed here.  Any questions should be directed to the BCATS staff.




The Battle Creek Area Transportation Study (BCATS) Policy Committee on July 30, 2014 approved the update to its Transportation Participation Plan (TPP).  The plan outlines ways the public can participate in the BCATS program.  The TPP also includes information about how BCATS conducts outreach for its plans and programs.  The update was adopted after a 45-day public comment period that began June 3, 2014.  No comments were received on the update during the comment period.  The approved TTP document can be viewed by clicking here.


Questions about the TPP can be directed to the BCATS staff at or via contacting the staff office at

601 Avenue A, Springfield, MI 49037

voice:  269(963-1158)  --  fax:  (269)963-4951


This page last updated on 8/25/2016.
Battle Creek Area Transportation Study (BCATS)  |  601 Avenue A  |  Springfield, MI  49037  |  269-963-1158  |