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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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2014 ANNUAL LISTING OF OBLIGATED PROJECTS

 

2013 ANNUAL LISTING OF OBLIGATED PROJECTS 

 

SUMMER 2013 BCATS NEWSLETTER "THE SIGNAL"

 

SPECIAL EDITION "THE SIGNAL"

Development of the new FY 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 

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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

 

FY 2012 Obligated Projects Report to the Public 

FY 2011 Obligated Projects Report to the Public

 


 

 

 

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 2015 Summer of Safety Campaign
from the 
Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning
 
Summer of Safety is an outreach and social media campaign to support increased statewide seat belt and impaired driving enforcement throughout the summer of 2015.
 

 **As a reminder, Michigan law requires drivers, front seat passengers, and passengers age 15 and younger in any seating position to be buckled up.  Children must be in a car seat or booster seat until they are 8 years of age or 4'9" tall, and children under 4 years old must be in the back seat.
 

           ALL AMENDMENTS TO THE FY 2014-2017 TIP HAVE

            BEEN APPROVED BY THE FEDERAL FUNDING SOURCES

                                    AS OF AUGUST 20, 2015

FY14-17 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) - Amendments #7, #8, & #9
 
In March 2015 the seventh amendment to BCATS' current TIP was presented, with BCATS' Policy Committee approving the amendment at its March 25th meeting.  The amendment included changes & additions outlined in a public notice that can be viewed here as published 3/3/15 in the Battle Creek Enquirer.  The amendment was submitted to the Michigan Department of Transportation and approved by the federal funding agencies effective 4/21/15.  The current TIP project list, up-to-date thru Amendment #7, can be viewed here
 
The eighth amendment to BCATS' FY14-17 TIP was presented in May 2015, and included the following:
 
     1) adding a FY15 project for Battle Creek Transit (BCT) to upgrade software, repair bus wash bay-maintenance facility, & install internal security cameras in all 3 BCT buildings.  Estimated total cost $120,660 (80% Federal Transit Administration Section 5339 “Bus & Bus Facilities”, 20% State Comprehensive Transportation Fund);
 
     2) reducing cost of the FY16 “BC Areawide Roadway Preventive Maintenance (crack fill and/or chip seal)” project to $400,000 total, to facilitate adding a FY16 City of Battle Creek project to resurface Riverside Dr from I-94BL (Dickman Rd) southward to Burnham St E, at estimated total cost of $110,000 (80% Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) Urban Local (STUL, for urban areas<200,000 population), 20% City of BC);
 
     3) adding Michigan Dept of Transportation (MDOT) FY15 road & bridge preliminary engineering (PE) cost of $474,000, & FY16 right-of-way (ROW) acquisition cost of $25,000, for MDOT’s planned 2019 construction to replace the M-311 (11 Mile/Wheatfield Rd) bridge over the Kalamazoo River at estimated total construction phase cost of $3.4M.  PE & ROW work funded ~82% from Federal Surface Transportation Program (ST) & ~18% from State “Michigan Betterment” (M); and
 
     4) correcting the cost estimate for the FY15 Calhoun County Road Dept (CCRD) project to replace the Raymond Rd bridge over the Kalamazoo River, to total estimated construction phase cost of $4,517,400, a 50% increase to the correct value.  Funded 80% Federal Bridge Replacement ST, 15% State M, & 5% Calhoun County, expected 2016 construction.
 
Am#8 was reviewed & approved by BCATS' Technical & Policy Committees in May, with official Policy Committee approval May 27th, after which the amendment was forwarded to State & Federal officials for their approval which is still forthcoming as of 7/7/15.
 
The ninth amendment to the FY14-17 TIP was announced in the Battle Creek Enquirer on June 23, 2015.  That public notice outlined the amended items, all MDOT projects, as follows:
 
     1) increasing cost of 2015 resurfacing of M-89 (Michigan Ave W) from Augusta Dr southeastward to Custer Dr, by 26.8% to $694,200 total construction (CON) phase cost;
 
     2) deleting 2016 preliminary engineering (PE) for restoration & rehabilitation of M-311 (11 Mile/Wheatfield Rd) from south Newton Twp line northward to I-94BL (Michigan Ave).  PE moved to 2018 (outside this TIP period) for expected 2019 CON;
 
     3) adding 2015 PE and 2016 CON phase for concrete pavement repairs on I-194/M-66 from Golden Ave/G Dr N northward to Hamblin Ave, and on M-66/Division St from VanBuren St northward to Capital Ave NE.  Total project cost $900,000 [90% Federal Interstate Maintenance funds, 10% State “Michigan Betterment” (M) funds]; and
 
     4) adding 2017 PE for reconstruction of I-94 westbound loop entrance ramp at I-94 Exit 104 interchange, from I-94BL/M-311 (11 Mile/Wheatfield Rd) east-south-westward to I-94.  PE phase cost $160,000 (90% Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds, 10% State M funds).  $1.1M CON phase scheduled for 2020.
 
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 meeting of BCATS’ Policy Committee (7/15/15), at 1:30 pm in the Council Chambers of Springfield City Hall, 601 Avenue A.  Public comment on the amendment is encouraged before or at that meeting; BCATS' regular meetings are open to the public.  Comments on Amendment #9 will be accepted thru July 23rd.
 
Direct questions and/or comments to:
BCATS, 601 Avenue A, Springfield, MI  49037
ph 269-963-1158, fax 269-963-4951

 


 
BCATS Announces Publication of
"Annual Listing of Obligated Projects"
for FY 2014
The listing of obligated projects is now available
for review here.
 
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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 8/27/2015.
Battle Creek Area Transportation Study (BCATS)  |  601 Avenue A  |  Springfield, MI  49037  |  269-963-1158  |  bcats@bcatsmpo.org