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 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.
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
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 1, 2013 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 FY 2014-2017 TIP have been advanced for implementation since that time. The TIP has been amended many times since approval. Those amendments are highlighted here on the BCATS homepage whenever they occur.
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
Click here or on the TIP document cover image above for the entire document in Adobe pdf format.