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601 Avenue A
Springfield, MI 49037
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email: bcats@bcatsmpo.org

 

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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

 

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JANUARY 2017 GUIDE TO CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT with BCATS

 

 

2016 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects

 PAST ANNUAL LISTINGS OF OBLIGATED PROJECTS

2015    2014    2013

2012    2011

 

Non-Motorized Transportation Plans & Resources

 

 

FY 2017-2020 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP)
 

FY17-20 TIP

complete document

Up-to-date

TIP Project List

 

BCATS' TIP

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



 

BCATS TRANSPORTATION

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 BCATS Title VI Plan

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FY 2017-2020
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

 

AMENDMENT #5

BCATS Policy Committee Action 7/19/17


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) 2017-2020 (10/1/16–9/30/20), consisting of the following:

1) Combining multiple, similar City of Battle Creek resurfacing projects within each FY 2018, 2019, & 2020 to simplify letting and provide scheduling & funding flexibility.  In FY18 parts of Helmer & Kendall @ $516,190, in FY19 parts of North Ave, Elm, & Glenn Cross @ $603,000, and in FY20 parts of Capital, Main, & Union @ $716,770.  Each FY project funded 81.85% Federal Surface Transportation Program Urban Local funds, 18.15% from City of BC;

2) Adding Federal Transit Administration Section 5339(a) “Bus and Bus Facilities” annual funding of $96,000, to be matched by $24,000 from the State Comprehensive Transportation Fund, for a total $120,000 capital award to Battle Creek Transit in each FY 2017, 2018, 2019, & 2020.  Projects to be determined, funds may be accumulated year-to-year and/or combined with other available Fed-aid for major capital projects i.e. large bus replacements; and

3) Adding 2017 Calhoun County Road Dept (CCRD) guardrail upgrades with two (2) projects along several roadway segments.  Segments of the following roads are involved:  6 Mile Rd, F Drive North, J Drive South, 15 1/2 Mile Rd, N Drive South, Pennfield Rd, Pine Lake Rd, 1 Mile Rd, U Drive North, and 3 1/2 Mile Rd.  Total estimated cost of the two projects is $321,925; funded 80% Federal Highway Safety (HSIP) and 20% 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, 7/12/17) & Policy Committee (Wednesday, 7/19/17).  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 7/19/17.  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.
    

    

    

AMENDMENT #4

BCATS Policy Committee Action 5/24/17


 

1st Public Notice in Battle Creek Enquirer 5/10/17

REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

THE BATTLE CREEK AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY (BCATS) HEREBY GIVES NOTICE of opportunity for public involvement in the fourth amendment to its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for fiscal years (FYs) 2017-2020 (10/1/16–9/30/20), consisting of the following:  1) Adding 2017 preliminary engineering (PE) & 2018 construction (CON) for capital preventive maintenance (asphalt crack treatment) by the Michigan Dept of Transportation (MDOT), on portions of I-94BL, M-37, M-96, & M-294, within Calhoun County.  Total project cost $227,628.  PE cost $24,704, 100% State “Michigan Betterment” (M) funds; CON cost $202,924, 81.85% Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds, 18.15% State M funds;  2) Adding continuing PE in 2017 & CON in 2018 for resurfacing, reconstruction under bridges, drainage & ramp improvements by MDOT on I-94 between 6½ Mile Rd and 11 Mile Rd.  Total project cost $20,840,000, 90% Federal Interstate Maintenance funds, 10% State M funds;  3) Adding a 2018 minor resurfacing “skip paving” project by the City of Battle Creek (BC) on Hamblin Ave from Washington to Division.  Total project cost $46,800, 81.85% Federal STP Urban Local (STUL) funds, 18.15% BC; and 4) Modifying the scope & consequent costs of replacements of large, heavy-duty, low floor buses by Battle Creek Transit (BCT) for its fixed-route service, upon decision to purchase refurbished vehicles instead of new.  Total estimated cost of one 2017 replacement reduced from $425,000 to $200,000, and one 2019 replacement reduced from $442,170 to $210,000.  Each funded at 80% Federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality funds, 20% State Comprehensive Transportation Fund.  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, 5/10/17) & Policy Committee (Wednesday, 5/24/17).  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 5/24/17.  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.
 

2nd Public Notice in Battle Creek Enquirer 5/23/17

REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

THE BATTLE CREEK AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY (BCATS) HEREBY GIVES NOTICE of opportunity for public involvement in the fourth amendment to its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for fiscal years (FYs) 2017-2020 (10/1/16–9/30/20), consisting of four changes outlined in a 5/10/17 notice in the Enquirer, plus the following: 1) Modifying the scope & consequent cost of a 2017 project of the City of Battle Creek Dept of Public Works to convert/retrofit light-duty utility vehicles (pickup trucks & vans) to utilize propane as primary fuel. Change from up to 18 vehicles to up to 25, increase total cost from $127,800 to $215,000. Funded at 81.85% Federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funds, 18.15% City of Battle Creek (BC); and 2) Adding a 2017 project of Battle Creek Transit (BCT) to replace one large, heavyduty, low floor bus (destroyed by fire in 2016), for its fixedroute service, with a refurbished vehicle. Total estimated cost of replacement $200,000 [($44,102 Federal CMAQ funds, 155,898 BC (including insurance)]. 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 meeting of BCATS’ Policy Committee (Wednesday, 5/24/17), beginning at 1:30 pm in the Council Chambers of Springfield City Hall at 601 Avenue A. Public comment is encouraged before or at that meeting; BCATS' regular meetings are open to the public. Comments will be accepted up to Policy Committee action on 5/24/17.  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.

 

 


 

FY 2017-2020 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP)

 
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).
 
 
FY17-20 TIP - AMENDMENT #3
Public Notice as Published in
Battle Creek Enquirer - March 2, 2017 - Page 5A
THIS AMENDMENT WAS APPROVED BY FEDERAL FUNDING SOURCES
ON MAY 23, 2017

REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
THE BATTLE CREEK AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY (BCATS) HEREBY GIVES NOTICE of opportunity for public involvement in the third amendment to its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for fiscal years (FYs) 2017-2020 (10/1/16–9/30/20), consisting of the following:  1) Correcting the cost of a 2018 transit vehicle replacement, of a 6-passenger accessible mini-van, by the Marian Burch Adult Daycare Center (MBADC), by increasing total estimated cost ~85% to $44,001, removing $1,800 in local funding (from MBADC), and setting new total funding to be 80% Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Sec 5310 "Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities" and 20% State Comprehensive Transportation Fund (CTF);  2) Adding the City of Battle Creek’s 2018 reconstruction of Lafayette St, from west City limits eastward to Angell St, with paved shoulders & bike lanes.  Total estimated cost $206,829 (80% Federal Transportation Economic Development Funds - Category “F”, 20% City of Battle Creek); and  3) Adding a 2020 transit vehicle replacement, of a 12-passenger van with lift, by the MBADC, total estimated cost $55,000 (80% FTA Sec 5310, 20% State CTF).  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, 3/8/17) & Policy Committee (Wednesday, 3/29/17).  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 3/29/17.  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.
 
 
The first amendment to BCATS FY17-20 TIP was processsed thru BCATS' Committees last November, with Policy Committee approval on 11/30/16.  The second amendment to BCATS FY17-20 TIP was processsed thru BCATS' Committees in January, with Policy Committee approval on 1/25/17.  Amendments #1 and #2 were submitted together in late January to MDOT for State review & processing on to the FHWA and FTA for Federal review & approval.  Upon final Federal approval on 2/22/17, the amended changes are official and all projects can proceed as amended.  The FY17-20 TIP Project List has been updated to reflect the amended changes, as available here.
 

 
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 2016.
View the document 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
 
    
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