BCATS Policy Committee Action 12/20/17
REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
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 www.bcatsmpo.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
FY 2017-2020 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP)