We know that public transportation is a critical piece for many of our neighbors' lives, to get to medical appointments, their jobs, the grocery store, and many other places. We have worked hard with Calhoun County and other local agencies to study that need, and how we can work together to better provide these services.
On Sept. 7, 2023, the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners voted to create a countywide public transportation authority - the Transportation Authority of Calhoun County, or TACC.
Municipalities has 30 days - until Oct. 9, 2023 - to formally opt out of the TACC if they do not wish to participate. The City of Battle Creek will participate in the TACC.
On this page, we will share information about the new authority, as it forms and starts work, and provide other resources and information to help inform neighbors about this new move for countywide public transportation.
Related presentations/discussions - Battle Creek City Commission
April 5, 2022 - Presentation by city Transit Director Mallory Avis and county Parks and Program Manager Doug Ferrall.
May 2, 2023 - Discussion and Q&A, starting with a presentation by the city's Transit Director, Mallory Avis. At 17:10 in the video, we switch to the discussion and vote on a resolution to opt out of a countywide authority; that vote was defeated. At this time, the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners was set to vote on whether to create the TACC on May 4; that was moved to Sept. 7.
July 11, 2023 - Discussion and a commission vote to send a letter to the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners to support creation of the TACC.