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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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269-963-1158
fax: 269-963-4951

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

 

PUBLICATIONS


FY 2020-2023 TIP Newsletter #2, April 2019

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

Performance Measure Targets Adopted October, 2018

FY 2019 Unified Work Program

 

JANUARY 2017 GUIDE TO CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT with BCATS

 

 

2018 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects

2017 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects

 PAST ANNUAL LISTINGS OF OBLIGATED PROJECTS

2016    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

for FY 2020

(Oct2019--Sep2020)
 

 

"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

   PARTICIPATION PLAN

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 BCATS Title VI Plan

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Event Calendar

 

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What's New


 

BCATS' FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) was finalized locally in June 2019.

(the version of the new TIP which was approved by the BCATS Policy Committee on June 19, 2019, in electronic "pdf" format, is now available online HERE)

The document has been submitted to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for review.  MDOT, in turn, will submit the new TIP to the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration for approval.  The document is scheduled to be implemented as of October 1, 2019, if all approvals are completed prior to that date.
  
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 is expected shortly after the beginning of FY 2020 on October 1, 2019.  After that, the changes proposed in Amendment #2, outlined in a public notice to be published in the Battle Creek Enquirer on Sunday, 9/8/19 and presented below, can be transmitted for Fed-approval.
 
 


 

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.
 
 


 
BCATS Announces Latest Update to 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 was considered an Amendment to the current TIP.  The updated chapter can be viewed HERE.
 
The BCATS Policy Committee approved the updated chapter for the current TIP on March 27, 2019 at its regular meeting.  The amended material was submitted to the Michigan Department of Transportation, and subsequently the federal funding sources for review.
 

 

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 2016, as incorporated by reference in Michigan's Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
 

 

 

 
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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