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Transit fares resume Sept. 1; riders can purchases passes again.
Battle Creek Transit will collect fare from riders again starting on Tuesday, Sept. 1, with boarding at the front of the vehicles.
Riders who still have multi-ride passes must exchange them for books of individual ride tickets, for any remaining rides on the pass. Riders can purchase new books of individual tickets at the same rate as the multi-ride pass.
This change is to keep contact between drivers and passengers at a minimum, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Riders will show the driver the front of the pass when boarding through the front door, and request a transfer at that time, if needed. Transfers remain free.
Whenever possible, riders should exit Transit vehicles through the rear doors, unless they need to use the lift or ramp.
Transit has operated, temporarily, fare-free since late March, so we could continue public transportation services to the community, while also helping prevent the spread of the virus. This is equal to almost half of Transit’s annual fare revenues. The Transit team spent the last few months implementing a fare collection procedure that is safe for our passengers, and our staff.
Battle Creek Transit offices also reopened to the public today, and will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 339 W. Michigan Ave. The building will remain locked, but customers can walk up to the Plexiglas window at the front office to exchange and purchase passes. (see below picture) Transit drivers cannot sell passes, and cannot accept multi-ride passes that require the driver to punch the card.
Riders also can exchange and purchase passes at City Hall, which is open Monday through Thursday, 9-10 a.m. for seniors age 60 and older, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for visitors of all ages. Full Blast remains closed to the public.
Bus fare remains at $1.25 per ride. Riders must pay exact cash fare; drivers cannot make change.
Please wear a mask while using Transit services, and observe the social distancing markings inside the vehicles.
Due to the coronavirus mandates, Battle Creek Transit's Administrative Offices will be closed until further notice. Dispatchers are still available to answer phone calls and schedule Tele-Transit Rides and buses and Tele-Transit WILL be running their normal schedules.
BCT FARE INCREASE POSTPONED
Because of continued service adjustments in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Battle Creek Transit will keep the current fare structure, and revisit a proposed fare increase at a later time.
Right now, Transit buses and Tele-Transit vans continue to operate on their regular schedules, fare-free and with rear boarding when possible, to limit personal interaction and help prevent the spread of the virus.
When the restrictions loosen, bus fare will remain $1.25 per single ride, $.60 reduced fare and Tele-Transit ADA and reduced fare will remain $2 ($7 full fare).
For more information, click on this link https://www.battlecreekmi.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1062
Under Gov. Gretch Whitmer's newest executive order (2020-59), face masks are now required in all enclosed public spaces, including public transportation.
Face covering can be any breathable material covering both the nose and the mouth, such as a homemade mask, scarf, bandana, or handkerchief.
Transit - Temporary Service Change
Starting Saturday, March 28, 2020 service is temporarily suspended for BCGo. This service change will remain in place until further notice.
BCT is still operating our regular bus and Tele-Transit services Monday – Friday from 5:15am until Midnight and Saturday from 9:15am until 5:15pm.
If you have any questions regarding our services or need help planning your essential trip, please contact us at 269-966-3474.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to get you to your essential destinations.
Upcoming Holiday Schedule
On Thursday, November 26th, Battle Creek Transit will be closed for Thanksgiving. Buses and Tele-Transit WILL NOT be running.
On Friday, November 27th, Battle Creek Transit's Administrative offices will be closed but Buses and Tele-Transit WILL be running.
On Thursday, December 24th, Battle Creek Transit's Administrative offices will be closed but Buses and Tele-Transit WILL be running.
On Friday, December 25th, Battle Creek Transit will be closed for Christmas. Buses and Tele-Transit WILL NOT be running.
On Friday, January 1, 2021, Battle Creek Transit will be closed for New Year's Day. Buses and Tele-Transit WILL NOT be running.
To find the schedule for upcoming meetings check out our calendar. For information on past meetings of the Local Coordinating Committee (LCC), Local Advisory Council (LAC), or Public Transportation Committee (PTC) click here https://mi-battlecreek.civicplus.com/316/Councils-Committees
Bid & Proposal Solicitations
Are you interested in what Bid & Proposal Solicitations are currently available from the City of Battle Creek...including Battle Creek Transit? Click on the following link for a complete list.
Shopping Carts Policy
Please click on the tab on the left entitled Guidelines for your Safety and Comfort for important information regarding shopping carts on BCT vehicles.
Please see the tab labeled Guidelines for your Safety and Comfort.