2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
Amendment #2 -- Jan--Feb/2017
REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
THE BATTLE CREEK AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY (BCATS) HEREBY GIVES NOTICE of opportunity for public involvement in the second amendment to its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for fiscal years (FYs) 2017-2020 (10/1/16–9/30/20), consisting of the following: 1) adding a $2.9M Michigan Dept of Transportation (MDOT) traffic signal optimization, modernization, & upgrade project along 12.4 miles of M-96 (Dickman Rd W, Helmer Rd, Columbia Ave, & Michigan Ave E) in Calhoun County. Preliminary engineering & right-of-way work in 2017, construction in 2019. 100% Federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality funding; and 2) Reducing the estimated total construction cost of the City of Battle Creek’s 2017 resurfacing of parts of Goguac St, McCamly St, & Roosevelt Ave, by $115,000, to $330,180. Redirecting the $115,000 newly available in the TIP to the 2017 “BC Areawide Roadway Preventive Maintenance” project, for asphalt crack filling and/or chip sealing on selected Fed-aid eligible non-trunkline roadways, by the local road agencies, increasing the areawide project’s estimated total construction cost to $398,653. Both projects funded 81.85% Federal Surface Transportation Program - Urban Local and 18.15% from participating local agencies. Details of the above listed projects, and of administrative modifications that may be presented with the TIP amendment, can be provided upon request. Additional TIP & amendment information is available online at www.bcatsmpo.org. Discussion & action regarding the TIP amendment will be conducted at the regular meetings of BCATS’ Technical Committee (Wednesday, 1/11/17) & Policy Committee (Wednesday, 1/25/17). Both meetings begin at 1:30 pm in the Council Chambers of Springfield City Hall at 601 Avenue A. Public comment is encouraged before or at those meetings; BCATS' regular meetings are open to the public. Comments will be accepted up to Policy Committee action on 1/25/17. Direct questions and/or comments to: BCATS, 601 Avenue A, Springfield, MI 49037; ph 269/963-1158, fax 269/963-4951, e-mail email@example.com.
Annual Listing of Obligated Projects Published by BCATS
BCATS is pleased to announce the availability of the annual listing of federally funded projects that were obligated in fiscal year 2016. View the document HERE
Review & Action Held in November
The Battle Creek Area Transportation Study is pleased to announce that the update of its Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)
to a horizon year of 2040 has been completed. The BCATS' Policy Committee acted on the 2040 MTP
at its 11/30/16 meeting. Material for the MTP
document is posted by chapter on this website here
, under "Activities"--"Transportation Planning". Click here
for the list of "Recommended Improvements." The full document can be accessed by clicking the title hyperlink above or the document cover image below.
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The FY17-20 TIP was approved by BCATS Policy Committee at its June 22, 2016 meeting, and subsequently approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) & the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in late September, as incorporated by reference in Michigan's Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
The first amendment to BCATS FY17-20 TIP will be processsed thru BCATS' Committees in November, and presented to FHWA & FTA for approval in December. The proposed TIP amendment includes the following:
1) adding a Michigan Dept of Transportation (MDOT) 2017 asphalt crack treatment on parts of M-66 (Division), I-94BL (Columbia), & I-94BL (Dickman), total ~2.7 miles. Total cost ~$59,000, 81.85% Fed Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds, 18.15% State Michigan Betterment (M) funds;
2) deleting 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 2017 ($425,000) & one in 2018 ($433,500), given Federal Transit Administration (FTA) policy to not allow FTA Sec 5339(b) discretionary projects in TIP until funding is officially awarded;
3) deleting a 2017 project of Community Action to replace two small light duty vans, with FY17 FTA Sec 5310 "Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities" funds, as $91,000 project fully funded in FY16;
4) adding MDOT’s 2017 preliminary engineering & construction to add a 0.10 mile right turn lane on the M-66 southbound approach to Glenn Cross Rd. Total cost $131,284, funded 81.85% Fed Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funds, 18.15% State M funds; and
5) adding 2017 MDOT right-of-way (ROW) work with State M funds: $15,000 for ROW related to the 2018 $1.5M resurfacing of M-66 (Capital Ave NE) from Capital Ave/Division St intersection northward to Frey Dr, and $25,000 for ROW related to the 2019 $3.4M construction to replace the M-311 (11 Mile/Wheatfield Rd) bridge over the Kalamazoo River & rehabilitate approaches.
Details of the above listed projects, and of administrative modifications that may be presented with the TIP amendment, can be provided upon request. Discussion & action regarding the TIP amendment will be conducted at the regular meetings of BCATS’ Technical Committee (Wednesday, 11/16/16) & Policy Committee (Wednesday, 11/30/16). Both meetings begin at 1:30 pm in the Council Chambers of Springfield City Hall at 601 Avenue A. Public comment is encouraged before or at those meetings; BCATS' regular meetings are open to the public. Comments will be accepted up to Policy Committee action on 11/30/16.
Direct questions and/or comments to:
BCATS, 601 Avenue A, Springfield, MI 49037
ph 269-963-1158, fax 269-963-4951
This page last updated on 1/13/2017.