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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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269-963-1158
fax: 269-963-4951

email: bcats@bcatsmpo.org

 

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BCATS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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

 

2015 ANNUAL LISTING OF OBLIGATED PROJECTS

 

PAST ANNUAL LISTINGS OF OBLIGATED PROJECTS

2014    2013    2012    2011

 

 

FY 2014-2017 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP)

Original full document as printed July 30, 2013

Up-to-date TIP Project List, as amended

BCATS' TIP Amendment Schedule

 

 

2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

 

 

BCATS TRANSPORTATION

   PARTICIPATION PLAN click here 

 

BCATS Title VI Plan  click here

 

SUMMER 2013 BCATS NEWSLETTER "THE SIGNAL"

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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.

 


 

FY 2014-2017
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
Amendment #10
 
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 bcats@bcatsmpo.org or via contacting the staff office at

601 Avenue A, Springfield, MI 49037

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

 


 
BCATS' FY14-17 TIP Complete and Fed-Approved!
Monday, December 02, 2013

 BCATS' FY 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)  was approved by BCATS' Policy Committee in June, 2013, and submitted to the Michigan Dept of Transportation on July 1st for State review/approval.  From there it moved on to the Federal Highway Administration & Federal Transit Administration, where it was officially approved at the end of November, 2013.  Projects in the new TIP can now officially be advanced by the implementing agencies.

 

Section 1  –  INTRODUCTION
Section 2  –  FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS/FINANCIAL CONSTRAINT
Section 3  –  PERFORMANCE-BASED PLANNING
Section 4  –  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Section 5  –  CONSULTATION
Section 6  –  ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
Section 7  –  AIR QUALITY CONFORMITY
Section 8  –  PROJECT LIST
Section 9  –  IMPLEMENTATION
APPENDIX

 

Click here or on the TIP document cover image above for the entire document in Adobe pdf format.

 


 

 
This page last updated on 1/26/2016.
Battle Creek Area Transportation Study (BCATS)  |  601 Avenue A  |  Springfield, MI  49037  |  269-963-1158  |  bcats@bcatsmpo.org