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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



FY 2018 Unified Work Program





2017 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects


2016    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




click here 


 BCATS Title VI Plan

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Event Calendar



What's New

BCATS Announces Updated Performance-Based Planning
Chapter for FY 2017-2020 TIP
In order to address the federal requirements regarding Performance-Based Planning
and target setting for states and metropolitan planning agencies,
BCATS has updated the chapter in its current TIP that addresses performance-based planning.  This is considered an Amendment to the current TIP.
The updated chapter can be viewed HERE.
Please provide any comments, questions, or other feedback regarding this update to
voice (269)963-1158, or at the
BCATS' Policy Committee meeting on April 25, 2018 at 1:30pm. to be
held at Springfield City Hall Council Chambers
601 Avenue A, Springfield, MI

FY 2017-2020
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
Amendment #9
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 2017.  View the document by clicking HERE or on the image above.

FY 2018 Unified Work Program
The BCATS Unified Work Program (UWP) for fiscal year 2018, October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018, has been completed & approved by federal funding sources.  The document can be seen at this link UWP 2018.

FY 2017-2020
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)



BCATS Policy Committee Action 12/20/17



THE BATTLE CREEK AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY (BCATS) HEREBY GIVES NOTICE of opportunity for public involvement in the seventh amendment to its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for fiscal years (FYs) 2017-2020 (10/1/16–9/30/20), consisting of the following:

    1) Deleting a Calhoun County Road Dept (CCRD) project to replace one dump truck in 2018 in part with ~$145,000 in Federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funds, due to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) deferral of granting such projects a waiver from provisions of Federal “Buy America” regulations, into the foreseeable future;

    2) Moving a 2017 City of Battle Creek (BC) project to convert numerous light-duty utility vehicles in its municipal fleet from gasoline to propane, to 2018 for implementation, and reducing project cost 27.6% to $155,647 total ($122,397 CMAQ, $28,250 BC), with number of vehicles changed from “up to 25" to “up to 20";

    3) Modifying a portion of BC’s 2018 “Major Resurfacings” project, for Hamblin Ave to be resurfaced instead of “skip paved”, with the addition of a pedestrian refuge island mid-block between Capital & McCamly, near the Full Blast entrance.  Total 2018 “Major Resurfacings” project cost increased 33.6% to $753,020 [$614,571 Fed Surface Transportation Program - Urban Local (STUL), $138,449 BC];

    4) Deleting a Battle Creek Transit project to replace one heavy-duty, low-floor bus in 2019 in part with ~$193,000 in Fed CMAQ funds, due to all vehicles expected to be eligible for replacement in 2019 under Federal rules being replaced earlier; and

    5) Moving a 2020 CCRD project to modernize signalization at the Cliff St/Raymond Rd intersection, to 2019, and designating $192,877 in 2019 Fed CMAQ funds towards the unchanged total cost of $200,000, that was previously to be met wholly by CCRD.

Details of the above listed projects, and of administrative modifications that may be presented with the TIP amendment, can be provided upon request.  Additional TIP & amendment information is available online at  Discussion & action regarding the TIP amendment will be conducted at the regular meetings of BCATS’ Technical Committee (Wednesday, 12/6/17) & Policy Committee (Wednesday, 12/20/17).  Both meetings begin at 1:30 pm in the Council Chambers of Springfield City Hall at 601 Avenue A.  Public comment is encouraged before or at those meetings; BCATS' regular meetings are open to the public.  Comments will be accepted up to Policy Committee action on 12/20/17.  Direct questions and/or comments to:  BCATS, 601 Avenue A, Springfield, MI  49037; ph 269/963-1158, fax 269/963-4951, e-mail




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 FY17-20 TIP Project List is kept up-to-date to reflect amended changes, as available 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



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This page last updated on 4/18/2018.

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