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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







2016 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects


2015    2014    2013

2012    2011


Non-Motorized Transportation Plans & Resources




FY17-20 TIP

complete document


TIP Project List



Amendment Schedule


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


"THE SIGNAL" FY 2017-2020 TIP - January 2016



2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Full Document

Executive Summary


"THE SIGNAL" Metropolitan Transportation Plan

September, 2016




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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 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 was processsed thru BCATS' Committees last November, with Policy Committee approval on 11/30/16.  The proposed TIP amendment included 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.
The second amendment to BCATS FY17-20 TIP was processsed thru BCATS' Committees in January, with Policy Committee approval on 1/25/17.  The proposed TIP amendment included 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.
Amendments #1 and #2 were submitted together in late January to MDOT for State review & processing on to the FHWA and FTA for Federal review & approval, expected by mid-March.  Upon final Federal approval, the FY17-20 TIP Project List will be updated to reflect the amended changes.

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

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.
cover BCATS 2040 MTP
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 2/21/2017.
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