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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 CLOSED DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS PANDEMIC.  BCATS STAFF CAN BE CONTACTED USING THE GENERAL OFFICE E-MAIL at bcats@bcatsmpo.org - thank you for your understanding.

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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

 

PUBLICATIONS


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

FY 2020 Unified Work Program

 

JANUARY 2017 GUIDE TO CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT with BCATS

 

 

2019 Annual

Listing of

Obligated Projects

 PAST ANNUAL LISTINGS OF OBLIGATED PROJECTS

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 2020

(Oct2019--Sep2020)
 

 


 

2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Full Document

Executive Summary

 

"THE SIGNAL" Metropolitan Transportation Plan

September, 2016


 

BCATS TRANSPORTATION

   PARTICIPATION PLAN

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 BCATS Title VI Plan

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Event Calendar

 

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SPECIAL NOTICE:  The next BCATS Technical Committee meeting is scheduled for April 8, 2020.
DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS ISSUES AND THE GOVERNOR'S "STAY HOME, STAY SAFE" EXECUTIVE ORDER, THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

FY 2020-2023
Transportation Improvement
Program (TIP)

Amendment #5

 REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
THE BATTLE CREEK AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY (BCATS) HEREBY GIVES NOTICE of opportunity for public involvement in the fifth amendment to its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for fiscal years (FYs) 2020-2023 (10/1/19–9/30/23), consisting of the following proposed actions:


1) Adding phases for 2020 preliminary engineering (PE), 2021 right-of-way (ROW), and initial 2022 construction (CON) for Michigan Dept of Transportation (MDOT) work on 8.1 miles of I-94 from west of Helmer Rd eastward to east of F Dr N, with an estimated total combined cost of $120,267,052.  Construction is expected to run from fall 2022 to December 2025.  Planned improvements include a) resurfacing & shoulder widening on both directions of I-94 from west of Helmer Rd eastward to 6½ Mile Rd, then shoulder widening from 6½ Mile Rd eastward to east of F Dr N; b) resurfacing all four ramps at I-94 Exit 95 (Helmer Rd); resurfacing the ramp from Beckley Rd to eastbound I-94, and reconstructing the other three ramps at I-94 Exit 97 (Capital Ave); and reconstructing the ramp from eastbound I-94 to Beadle Lake Rd, and resurfacing the other three ramps at I-94 Exit 100 (Beadle Lake Rd); and c) replacement of I-94 bridges over 6½ Mile Rd, Beadle Lake Rd, 9 Mile Rd, and the Kalamazoo River; replacement of the Capital Ave bridge over I-94; and bridge barrier railing replacement on the F Dr N bridge over I-94.  Estimated budget for PE $5,556,160, for ROW $50,000, and for CON $114,660,892.  All funding from State of Michigan Rebuilding Michigan bonding program (RBMP), except for Federal Interstate Maintenance (IM) funds of $8,343,000 to in part finance the replacement bridges at Capital Ave and at 6½ Mile Rd;

2) Adding phases for 2020 PE and 2023 CON for MDOT’s replacement of the I-194/M-66 bridges over the Kalamazoo River, with an estimated total combined cost of $20,292,000.  Estimated budget for PE $2,672,000, and for CON $17,620,000.  All funding from State of Michigan Rebuilding Michigan bonding program (RBMP);

3) Adding phases for 2020 PE and ROW, and 2021 CON for MDOT’s milling & two course asphalt resurfacing of 2.9 miles of M-37 (Helmer/Bedford Rd) from M-96 (Dickman Rd) northward to Creekview Dr (just north of Battle Creek  city limits), with an estimated total combined cost of $7,640,000.  CON phase funded in 2021, activity in 2022.  Estimated budget for PE $770,000, for ROW $50,000, and for CON $6,820,000.  Each phase funded 81.85% Federal National Highway System (NH), 15.88% State, and 2.27% City of Battle Creek;

4) Adding 2022 CON for rehabilitation of the Raymond Rd bridge over the  railway lines, 0.37 mi north of Michigan Ave E and south of Porter St, by the Calhoun County Road Department (CCRD).  Total estimated CON cost $1,129,000, 80% Federal Bridge Rehab Surface Transportation (BHT), 10% State, 10% CCRD.
                
5) Adding 2020 PE and CON phases for MDOT’s replacement & upgrade to overhead LED lighting along I-194/M-66, from I-94BL (Dickman Rd) northward to Hamblin Ave.  Estimated budget for PE $4,000, for CON $46,000.  Each phase funded 81.85% Federal NH, 18.15% State;

6) Adding 2020 CON phase for MDOT’s bridge superstructure replacement at 12 Mile Rd over Nottawassepee Creek, just north of H Dr S.  CON phase funded in 2020, activity in 2021.  Total estimated CON cost $667,863, 80% Federal Highway Improvement Program Bridge R&R (HIPB), 20% State;

7) Adding 2020 CON phase for MDOT’s reconstruction of the GTW railroad crossing surface on I-94BL (Michigan Ave E) just east of Union St.  Total estimated CON cost $354,892, 90% Federal Surface Trans Safety Hwy Xing Hazard Elimination (STRH), 10% State;

8) Adding 2020 CON phase for MDOT’s reconstruction of the Grand Trunk & Western railroad (GTWRR) crossing surface on I-94BL (Main St) just north of Dickman Rd E.  Total estimated CON cost $302,554, 60% State of Michigan Railroad (MRR), 40% GTWRR;

9) Adding a 2020 request from Battle Creek Transit (BCT) to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for capital assistance under FTA Section 5310 (Elderly & Disabled) New Freedom Mobility Management program, to establish a model that can work at/with BCT to coordinate countywide transportation & implement a centralized dispatch system between multiple providers.  Total estimated cost $82,500, 80% FTA Sec5310, 20% State of Michigan Comprehensive Transportation Fund (CTF);

10) Adding a 2020 request from BCT to the FTA for operating assistance under FTA Section 5310 (Elderly & Disabled) New Freedom operating program, to operate expanded demand response service for seniors, persons w/ disabilities, and the general public beyond the existing fixed route hours and boundaries.  Total estimated cost $459,990, 50% FTA Sec5310, 50% City of Battle Creek;

11) Adding a 2021 request from BCT to the FTA for capital assistance under FTA Section 5339 (Bus & Bus Facilities) program, to replace ten large heavy duty diesel buses with lifts for BCT’s line-haul fixed-route service.  Total estimated cost $5,048,000, 80% FTA Sec5339, 20% State CTF; 

 

12) Adding a 2021 request from Community Action Agency of South Central Michigan for capital assistance under FTA Section 5310 (Elderly & Disabled) program, to replace two vans.   Total estimated cost $234,000, 80% FTA Sec5310, 20% State CTF; and

13) Adding one 2021 request and one 2023 request from Community Inclusive Recreation for capital assistance under FTA Section 5310 (Elderly & Disabled) program, to replace one bus, up to 30' in length, each year.  Total estimated cost each year (2021 & 2023) $79,000, 80% FTA Sec5310, 20% State CTF.  

Further details of the above listed changes, and other projects in the TIP, can be provided upon request and are also available online at www.bcatsmpo.org.  Discussion & action regarding this TIP amendment will be conducted at the regular meetings of BCATS’ Technical Committee (Wednesday 3/11/20) and Policy Committee (Wednesday 3/25/20), beginning 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 3/25/20.  Direct questions and/or comments to:  BCATS, 601 Avenue A, Springfield, MI  49037; ph 269/963-1158, fax 269/963-4951, e-mail bcats@bcatsmpo.org.
  


  

BCATS Announces Obligated Federal Transportation Projects Report for FY 2019

The Battle Creek Area Transportation Study has prepared the federally required Obligated Federal Transportation Projects Report for FY 2019.  Please click here to see the full report.

 


 

BCATS' FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement

Program (TIP) Now Approved

(the new TIP, which was approved by the BCATS Policy Committee on June 19, 2019, and by federal funding sources on Sept. 26, 2019, is now 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.
  
  
Amendment #4
BCATS' FY20-23 TIP was amended locally in January 2020 with changes outlined in a public notice in the Battle Creek Enquirer on Sunday 1/5/20, and presented below.  The amendment received federal approval on February 6, 2020.  The text of that notice can also be viewed here
 
 
  
Amendment #3
BCATS' FY20-23 TIP was amended locally in November 2019 with changes outlined in a public notice which was published in the Battle Creek Enquirer on Saturday 11/7/19, and presented below.  The amendment received federal approval on December 19, 2019.  The text of that notice can also be viewed here.
 
 
 
Amendment #2
Initiation of the FY20-23 TIP, with BCATS Policy Committee approval 6/19/19, is considered the first amendment to the FY20-23 TIP.  Fed-approval of Amendment #1 occurred with the approval of the TIP and was effective as of October 1, 2019.  After that, the changes proposed in Amendment #2, outlined in a public notice published in the Battle Creek Enquirer on Sunday, 9/8/19 and presented below, were transmitted for Fed-approval.  Amendment #2 was approved by the federal funding sources on October 11, 2019.
 
 


 

FY 2017-2020 TIP

(Transportation Improvement Program)
 
 Amendment #B17/J8
 BCATS' Technical & Policy Committees reviewed & approved Am#B17 (#8 in MDOT's JobNet database) at their July 2019 meetings, with official Policy Committee approval 7/17/19.  The amendment was transmitted to MDOT for review then on to the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for final approval, granted 7/22/19.  All the TIP projects as amended may now proceed towards implementation. The Am#B17 changes were outlined in a public notice, published in the Battle Creek Enquirer on Friday, 7/5/19, page 4A; copy of the notice may be found here.
 
Amendment #B16/J7
   BCATS' Technical & Policy Committees reviewed & approved Am#B16 at their May 2019 meetings, with official Policy Committee approval 5/22/19.  The amendment was transmitted to MDOT for review then on to the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for final approval, granted 6/6/19.  All the TIP projects as amended may now proceed towards implementation.  The Am#B16 changes were outlined in a public notice, published in the Battle Creek Enquirer on Friday, 5/3/19, page 4A; the text of the notice may be read here.   Just after the Policy Committee meeting of May 22nd, it was determined that a 28.8% increase in the FY 2019 combined Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 and City of Battle Creek operating assistance to Battle Creek Transit, must be amended to the current TIP.  Public notice of that late addition to Am#B16 was posted on this home page, and now can be read here.  BCATS Policy Committee electronically concurred with the late addition, which was included in the Fed-approval of 6/6/19.
 
 Amendment #B15/J6
   BCATS' Technical & Policy Committees reviewed & approved Am#B15 at their March 2019 meetings, with official Policy Committee approval 3/27/19.  The amendment was transmitted to MDOT for review then on to the Federal Highway Administration for final approval, granted 4/18/19.  All the TIP projects as amended may now proceed towards implementation.  The Am#B15 changes were outlined in a public notice, published in the Battle Creek Enquirer on Sunday, 3/10/19, page B4.  The text of the notice may be read here.  As no transit projects were amended, no Federal Transit Administration approval was required. 
 
Amendment #B14/J5
   BCATS' FY17-20 TIP was amended in January with changes outlined in a public notice published in the Battle Creek Enquirer on 1/3/19, page A9.  The text of that notice can be viewed here.  Amendment #B14/J5 was approved by BCATS Policy Committee on 1/23/19 and by the Federal Highway Administration 2/4/19.  As no transit projects were amended, no Federal Transit Administration approval was required. 
 
Amendment #B13/J4
   BCATS' FY17-20 TIP was amended in November with changes outlined in a public notice published in the Battle Creek Enquirer on Sunday 11/11/18, page B2.  The text of that notice can be viewed here.  Amendment #B13/J4 was approved by BCATS Policy Committee on 11/28/18 and by the Federal Highway Administration & Federal Transit Administration on 12/18/18.
 
Amendment #12B
 
BCATS' FY17-20 TIP was amended in September with changes outlined in a public notice in the Battle Creek Enquirer of 9/7/18.  The text of that notice can be viewed here.  Amendment #12B was approved by BCATS Policy Committee on 9/26/18 and by the Federal Highway Administration & Federal Transit Administration on 10/11/18.
 
 

 

 

 

 
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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