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The staff office for BCATS is located in the Susan L. Anderson Municipal Building, Springfield City Hall,
601 Avenue A
Springfield, MI 49037
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269-963-1158
fax: 269-963-4951

email: bcats@bcatsmpo.org

 THE STAFF OFFICE IS CURRENTLY STAFFED ONLY SPORADICALLY DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS PANDEMIC THAT IS ONGOING.    BCATS STAFF CAN ALWAYS BE CONTACTED USING THE GENERAL OFFICE E-MAIL at bcats@bcatsmpo.org - thank you for your understanding during this unusual time.

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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


If you require translation of any BCATS documents, please contact the BCATS office, see above for contact information.

 

PUBLICATIONS


Metropolitan Transportation Plan

February 2021 Newsletter

BCATS Participation Plan

January 2021 Update

FY 2021 Unified Work Program

COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan June 2020

FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Document

FY 2020-2023 TIP Newsletter #2, April 2019

FY 2020-2023 TIP Newsletter #1, January, 2019

Performance Measure Targets Adopted October, 2018

 

JANUARY 2017 GUIDE TO CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT with BCATS

 

 

 

2020 Annual Listing

of Obligated Projects

 

 PAST ANNUAL LISTINGS OF OBLIGATED PROJECTS

 2019    2018    2017    2016

2015    2014    2013

    2012    2011

 

  

Non-Motorized Transportation Plans & Resources

 


 

FY 2020-2023 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP)
 

FY20-23 TIP

complete document

Up-to-date

TIP Project List

 


 

BCATS' TIP

Amendment

Schedule

for FY 2021

(Oct2020--Sep2021)

 


 

2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Full Document

Executive Summary

 

"THE SIGNAL" Metropolitan Transportation Plan

September, 2016


 

 BCATS Title VI Plan

click here

 




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What's New


The BCATS Policy Committee Meeting scheduled for June 23, 2021 has been
CANCELLED.  The next scheduled meeting of this Committee is set for July 21,
2021.  Information about that meeting will be posted here.
BCATS is working on the update of its Metropolitan Transportation Plan, a 20-Year long range plan for the greater Battle Creek urban area. An introductory newsletter about the Plan update has been prepared and is available here.

 
FY 2020-2023
Transportation Improvement
Program (TIP)
       
Amendment #12
 

BCATS' FY20-23 TIP was amended locally in May 2021 with changes outlined in a public notice in the Battle Creek Enquirer on Wednesday, 5/5/21 (pA4), and viewable here.  Notification of Federal approval was received 5/27/21.  The amendment consisted of the following changes: 

1) Deleting the City of Battle Creek’s planned 2021 replacement of the signalized intersection of North Ave and Emmett St with a roundabout, at a total estimated cost of $956,940 [$600,000 Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), $257,713 Fed Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ), and $99,227 City];

2) Adding a 2021 Battle Creek Transit (BCT) project for bus stop shelter relocations and fixed-route redesign, marketing/outreach, and fare subsidies for “clean air” (high ozone) days.  Total budgeted amount $322,141 [$257,713 Fed CMAQ (from deleted North Ave/Emmett St roundabout project), and $64,428 State of Michigan Comprehensive Transportation Fund (CTF)];

3) Adding a 2021 BCT project to replace up to 25 bus stop shelters.  Total budgeted amount $375,000 (100% Fed Highway Infrastructure Program - COVID Relief, notice in BC Enquirer incorrectly listed additional $93,750 State CTF); and

4) Deleting the preliminary engineering phase (PE), as determined not needed, from the Michigan Dept of Transportation’s 2021 Durable Pavement Marking Application on State trunklines in the BCATS metropolitan planning area. PE phase $450, construction phase $36,000; both 90% Fed HSIP, 10% State of Michigan Betterment “M” funds.

 

Click here for the Current Approved TIP project list, in the JobNet report format.

 
        
Amendment #11
 
BCATS' FY20-23 TIP was amended locally in March 2021 with changes outlined in the public notice displayed below that appeared in the Battle Creek Enquirer on 3/10/21 (pA3).  Notification of Federal approval was received 4/21/21.
   
 
 

Amendment #10

 

BCATS' FY20-23 TIP was amended locally in January 2021 with changes outlined in a public notice in the Battle Creek Enquirer on Thursday, 1/7/21 (pA4), and viewable here.  Notification of Federal approval was received 3/19/21.  The amendment consisted of the following additions:

 

1) FY21 transit capital assistance for Battle Creek Transit to continue a Mobility Management model to coordinate countywide transportation & implement a centralized dispatch system between multiple providers. Total budgeted amount $82,500; 80% Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 (Elderly & Disabled), 20% State of Michigan Comprehensive Transportation Fund (CTF);

 
2) FY21 transit operating assistance for Battle Creek Transit to continue a New Freedom effort to operate demand response service for seniors, persons w/ disabilities, and the general public beyond the existing fixed route hours and boundaries. Total budgeted amount $459,990; 50% FTA Sec5310 (Elderly & Disabled), 50% Local - City of Battle Creek; (% split corrected to 50/50, from 80/20, and non-Fed $ corrected to Local, from State, from version of notice published in newspaper)


3) FY22 local safety project of Calhoun County Road Dept (CCRD) for tree removal along 5.4 miles of county roads: H Dr S from 6 Mi Rd eastward to 7½ Mi Rd, 12 Mi Rd from B Dr S southward to I Dr S, and 7 Mi Rd from K Dr S southward to Newton/Burlington townships line. Total budgeted amount $439,776; 90% Fed High Risk Rural Roads (HRRR), 10% CCRD;

 
4) FY22 local safety project of CCRD for installation of overhead flashing beacons at intersection of U Dr N and 1 Mi Rd in Bedford Township. Total budgeted amount $27,372; 90% Fed HRRR, 10% CCRD; and

 
5) FY21 preliminary engineering (PE) for the Michigan Dept of Transportation’s planned FY24, $4.5M reconstruction of the Battle Creek rest area building on eastbound I-94 between Helmer & Capital. Total budgeted amount for PE $520,000, 100% State “M” funds - Michigan Betterment.

 


 
 
Now Available - click on the above link or below image to access
the full report, including list of projects.
 
 
 

 
The BCATS Participation Plan has been updated and was approved by the BCATS Policy Committee on January 26, 2021.  The document can be viewed here and at the link shown along the left column on this homepage.
 

  
Improvement Program (TIP) Approved

(the original document of the current TIP, which was approved by the BCATS Policy Committee on June 19, 2019, and by federal funding sources on Sept. 26, 2019, is available online HERE in electronic "pdf" format

The FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program was approved by federal funding sources and went into effect as of October 1, 2019.
 


  
 
 
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
 
    
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Direct questions and/or comments to:
BCATS, 601 Avenue A, Springfield, MI  49037
ph 269-963-1158, fax 269-963-4951

 



 

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This page last updated on 6/16/2021.

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