1) increasing cost estimates for the City of Battle Creek’s FY15 resurfacing projects on Emmett St (by 26% to $120,000) & VanBuren St (by 41% to $487,000). Each project previously financed 80% thru Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) Urban Local (STUL, for urban areas<200,000 population), & 20% from City of BC; Federal $ amounts maintained, added costs increase City shares to ~29%;
2) adding a FY16 project for Community Inclusive Recreation (CIR) to add one new accessible van to its existing fleet. Total estimated cost $53,000, financed 80% thru Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 capital program for “Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities”, & 20% thru State of Michigan Comprehensive Transportation Fund;
3) adding a FY16 Calhoun County Road Dept (CCRD) project to resurface & upgrade Custer Dr from River Rd northward to M-89 (Michigan Ave). Total estimated cost $200,000, financed 80% thru State Category F Transportation Economic Development Fund, & 20% from CCRD;
4) moving the CCRD’s planned FY14 signal modernization project at the B Dr N/Beadle Lake Rd intersection to FY15, & removing $39,145 of FY14 Federal STUL funds from project. Total estimated cost remains $170,000, financed still with $100,000 of FY14 Federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funds, & now with $70,000 from CCRD. Implementation postponed indefinitely pending availability of CCRD funds;
5) moving the CCRD’s planned FY14 resurfacing projects on Golden Ave (G Dr N) & Raymond Rd to FY15, and increasing the total estimated costs for Golden Ave by ~59% to $850,000, & for Raymond Rd by ~52% to $500,000. Each project previously financed 80% thru FY14 Federal STUL, & 20% from CCRD; now to be funded 100% thru State "Priority Roads Investment Program" (PRIP) allocated by State legislature;
6) adding a FY15 Michigan Dept of Transportation (MDOT) project to install countdown pedestrian indicators at the M-96 intersection of Helmer Rd & Columbia Ave. Total estimated cost $4,739, financed 100% with Federal STP Safety funds; and
7) deleting the CCRD’s planned FY14 construction of the Glenn Cross Rd Extension (from M-66 eastward across 6 Mile Rd, then east+north to B Dr N). Total estimated cost of $1.7M was to be financed 100% thru the State PRIP. The designated PRIP funds have been re-directed to CCRD resurfacing projects on Golden Ave & Raymond Rd in the BCATS’ area (item 5 above) and on 30 Mile Rd from M-60 southward to N Dr S in Albion Township.
Details of the listed projects, and of any administrative modifications that may be presented with the amendment, can be provided upon request, or may be available online at www.bcatsmpo.org. Discussion & action regarding the proposed amendment will be conducted at the regular meetings of BCATS’ Technical Committee (3/11/15) & Policy Committee (3/25/15). Both meetings begin at 1:30 pm in the Council Chambers of Springfield City Hall at 601 Avenue A. Public comment on the amendment is encouraged before or at those meetings; BCATS' regular meetings are open to the public. Comments on Amendment #7 will be accepted to 3/30/15.
BCATS ANNOUNCES ADOPTION OF UPDATED TRANSPORTATION PARTICIPATION PLAN (TPP)
The Battle Creek Area Transportation Study (BCATS) Policy Committee on July 30, 2014 approved the update to its Transportation Participation Plan (TPP). The plan outlines ways the public can participate in the BCATS program. The TPP also includes information about how BCATS conducts outreach for its plans and programs. The update was adopted after a 45-day public comment period that began June 3, 2014. No comments were received on the update during the comment period. The approved TTP document can be viewed by clicking here.
Questions about the TPP can be directed to the BCATS staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or via contacting the staff office at
601 Avenue A, Springfield, MI 49037
voice: 269(963-1158) -- fax: (269)963-4951
BCATS' FY 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) was approved by BCATS' Policy Committee in June, 2013, and submitted to the Michigan Dept of Transportation on July 1st for State review/approval. From there it moved on to the Federal Highway Administration & Federal Transit Administration, where it was officially approved at the end of November, 2013. Projects in the new TIP can now officially be advanced by the implementing agencies.
Section 1 – INTRODUCTION
Section 2 – FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS/FINANCIAL CONSTRAINT
Section 3 – PERFORMANCE-BASED PLANNING
Section 4 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Section 5 – CONSULTATION
Section 6 – ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
Section 7 – AIR QUALITY CONFORMITY
Section 8 – PROJECT LIST
Section 9 – IMPLEMENTATION
Click here or on the TIP document cover image above for the entire document in Adobe pdf format.