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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


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

 

"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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Annual Listing of Obligated Projects
Published by BCATS

Annual listing of Obligated Projects Report 2018 [Click here to view full size picture]

BCATS is pleased to announce the availability of the annual listing of federally funded transportation projects in the BCATS area that were obligated in fiscal year 2018.  View the document by clicking HERE.

 


 

FY 2017-2020
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
 
 
(review & action at 11/14/18 Technical Committee
& 11/28/18 Policy Committee meetings)
 
 BCATS' FY17-20 TIP is proposed to be 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 is copied below, and can also be viewed here.
 
REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON
TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
   THE BATTLE CREEK AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY (BCATS) HEREBY GIVES NOTICE of opportunity for public involvement in the thirteenth amendment to its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for fiscal years (FYs) 2017-2020 (10/1/16–9/30/20), consisting of the following proposed actions:  
    1) Modifying the City of Battle Creek’s 2019 “Major Resurfacings” project by changing resurfacing of Glenn Cross Rd to chipsealing, freeing funds within the total $768,617 budget to add chipsealing of Helmer Rd (from Beckley to Gethings) and Capital Ave (from south City limits to Beckley);
    2) Adding the M-96 (Columbia) at M-294 (Beadle Lake Rd)/Main intersection to a 2019 project of the Michigan Dept of Transportation (MDOT) to install dilemma zone detection at nine signalized intersections in MDOT’s Southwest Region.  BCATS area work, also including M-96 (Dickman) at Clark intersection, total construction (CON) phase cost $120,906 [90% Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), 10% State “M” Funds - Michigan Betterment];    
    3) Modifying MDOT’s 2019 pavement rehabilitation of I-194/M-66 (from I-94 to Hamblin) to include segments for ramp work, within the total $2,345,000 CON phase budget (100% State “M”);
     4) Adding preliminary engineering (PE) and CON phases of a 2019 MDOT project to apply longitudinal & special pavement markings on 3.5 mi over four segments of I-94 & one segment of US-31 in MDOT’s Southwest Region.  BCATS area work is on the 0.61 mi long, 3-lane section of I-94 eastbound from the rest area eastward to the Capital Ave exit 97 off-ramp, with total PE phase cost $550, total CON phase cost $172,366, each 90% Fed HSIP, 10% State “M”;
    5) Adding CON phase of a 2019 MDOT project to collect pavement marking retroreflectivity readings & condition assessment on 3.0 mi over four segments of I-94 & one segment of US-31 in MDOT’s Southwest Region.  BCATS area work is on the 0.31 mi long section of I-94 eastbound from the Capital Ave exit 97 on-ramp eastward to Riverside Dr overpass, with total CON phase cost $1,076, 90% Fed HSIP, 10% State “M”;
    6) Adding 2019 PE & right-of-way (ROW) and 2020 CON phases for MDOT’s pavement rehabilitation of I-94BL (Dickman Rd), from M-96/37 (Helmer Rd) eastward to southbound I-194/M-66 on-ramp (2.9 mi).  PE total $415,146, ROW total $50,000, CON total $4,691,152; each 81.85% Fed National Highway System, 16.83% State “M”, 1.32% City of BC;
    7) Modifying the City of BC’s 2020 “Major Resurfacings” project by moving planned Capital Ave work (from south City limits to Beckley) to 2019 (see item 1 above) and substituting with chipsealing Riverside Dr (from Columbia to Beckley), within total CON phase budget of $716,770 [81.85% Fed Surface Transportation Program (STP) Urban Local (STUL), 18.15% City of BC].  Project record updated with correct additional roadway segments & costs, as amended July/2017;
    8) Deleting the City of BC’s stand-alone 2020 resurfacing of Union St, from Michigan to VanBuren, and incorporating project, as chipsealing work, & funding (total CON phase budget $150,630, 81.85% Fed STUL, 18.15% City of BC) into City’s 2020 “Major Resurfacings” (see item 7 above), as amended July/2017;
    9) Deleting the 2020 resurfacing of Waubascon Rd, from Morgan to Halbert, by the Calhoun County Road Dept (CCRD), and redirecting the project’s funding (total CON phase budget $490,000, 81.85% Fed STUL, 18.15% CCRD) to the CCRD’s 2020 resurfacing of N Dr N (Gorsline Rd), from Bellevue Rd to 12 Mile Rd, increasing the Fed STUL share of the $760,000 N Dr N project from 6.0% to 78.6%;
    10) Adding 2020 PE phases for MDOT’s bridge capital preventive maintenance on I-94 over Riverside Dr, total PE budget $141,840, 100% State “M”.  Planned 2022 CON phase total $906,000, 90% Fed Interstate Maintenance (IM) funding; and
    11) Adding 2020 PE phases for MDOT’s bridge capital preventive maintenance on I-194/M-66 over I-94, total PE budget $366,300, 100% State “M”.  Planned 2022 CON phase total $2,340,000, 90% Fed IM funding.
    Details of the above listed projects, and of administrative modifications to 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 11/14/18) and Policy Committee (Wednesday 11/28/18), 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 11/28/18.  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' 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, or in the image of the notice below, as published.  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.
 
 
 
Am#11 outlined below is BCATS' first TIP amendment to be handled under a Redesigned TIP Amendment Process utilizing a new electronic database program to manage & track changes to transportation projects across Michigan, called "JobNet".  The amendment was approved by BCATS Policy Committee on July 18th, and was transmitted to MDOT in early September once glitches in the submittal process under JobNet were resolved.  The amendment received Federal approval on September 10, 2018.

FY 2019 Unified Work Program
The BCATS Unified Work Program (UWP) for fiscal year 2019, October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019, has been completed & approved by federal funding sources.  The document can be seen at this link UWP 2019.
 
Amendment #11
 
(review & action at 7/11/18 Technical Committee
& 7/18/18 Policy Committee meetings)
 
BCATS' FY17-20 TIP is proposed to be amended with changes outlined in a public notice in the Battle Creek Enquirer of July 9, 2018.  The text of that notice can be viewed here, or in the image of the notice below, as published.
 
 
 
 
(reviewed & approved at 5/23/18 Policy Committee
meeting, Fed-approved 6/15/18)
 
The official TIP Project List, as amended thru Am#10,
can be viewed here.
   

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.
 
The BCATS Policy Committee approved the updated chapter for the current TIP on April 25, 2018 at its regular meeting.  The amended material will now be submitted to the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration for review. Thank you to those who provided comments to BCATS.
 

 
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 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).  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
 
    
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BCATS, 601 Avenue A, Springfield, MI  49037
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