BCATS Announces Development of New
FY 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The Battle Creek Area Transportation Study (BCATS) is working on the development of a new four-year programming document for transportation projects in the greater Battle Creek Area. The new Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) will include the FY 2017-2020 time period. This will replace the current TIP for FY 2014-2017 and is expected to be effective as of October 1, 2016. The link below to BCATS' newsletter dealing with the development of the new TIP will provide more information about the process, and information about opportunities for public input.
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.
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The current TIP project list, up-to-date thru Amendment #9, can be viewed here.
The tenth amendment to the FY14-17 TIP will be processed thru BCATS' Committees in November, and announced in the Battle Creek Enquirer by a public notice as follows:
REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
THE BATTLE CREEK AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY (BCATS) HEREBY GIVES NOTICE of opportunity or public involvement in the 10th amendment to its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for fiscal years FYs) 2014-2017 (10/1/13–9/30/17). The proposed amendment includes the following:
1) increasing construction (CON) phase cost of a Michigan Dept of Transportation (MDOT) 2016 Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) project to add a right turn lane from Riverside Dr to I-94BL (Dickman Rd) & modernize that intersection signal, by 17.4% to $256,500, for increased signal & maintenance of traffic costs;
2) increasing CON phase cost of MDOT 2016 concrete pavement repairs on I-194 (from Golden to Hamblin) and on M-66 (from VanBuren to Capital), by 5.9% to $891,800, for revised quantities & estimates, and changing Federal funding source from Interstate Maintenance (90.0%) to Surface Transportation Program (81.85%);
3) modifying a 2016 transit vehicle acquisition by Community Inclusive Recreation from “expansion” to “replacement”, at same total cost $53,000 (80% Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 - Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities, 20% State Comprehensive Transportation Fund); and
4) adding a MDOT 2016 Trunkline Highway Preservation General Program Account (GPA), to initially include preliminary engineering & right-of-way expenses for ADA ramps & resurfacing 2.5 miles of M-66 (Capital Ave NE) from Division St northward to Frey Dr, construction year to be determined. Total GPA cost $217,035 (81.85% Federal National Highway System, 18.15% State Funds - Michigan Betterment).
Details of the listed projects, and of any administrative modifications that may be presented with the amendment, can be provided upon request, or may be available online at www.bcatsmpo.org. Discussion & action regarding the proposed amendment will be conducted at the regular meetings of BCATS’ Technical Committee (11/4/15) & Policy Committee (11/18/15). Both meetings begin at 1:30 pm in the Council Chambers of Springfield City Hall at 601 Avenue A. Public comment on the amendment is encouraged before or at those meetings; BCATS' regular meetings are open to the public. Comments on the amendment will be accepted up to noon December 4, 2015.
Direct questions and/or comments to:
BCATS, 601 Avenue A, Springfield, MI 49037
ph 269-963-1158, fax 269-963-4951
BCATS ANNOUNCES ADOPTION OF UPDATED TRANSPORTATION PARTICIPATION PLAN (TPP)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 1/26/2016.