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Office Closure

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 buses and Tele-Transit WILL be running their normal schedules. 


Upcoming Holiday Schedule

On Friday, July 3rd,  Battle Creek Transit's Administrative Office will be closed for Independence Day.  Buses and Tele-Transit WILL be running.  

On Saturday, July 4th,  Battle Creek Transit will be closed for Independence Day.  Buses and Tele-Transit WILL NOT be running.




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




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.

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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.





In accordance with the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) of 2012,
Battle Creek Transit hereby gives notice of its intention to apply for financial assistance from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). 

Battle Creek Transit is requesting a total of $17,676,724 through the following funding sources:

Funding Source










5307 & LBO

Transit Operating

$  1,388,691

$  1,402,004

$  1,402,004

$   4,192,699


New Freedom Operating


$     229,995

$     229,995

$      459,990


Mobility Management

$       16,500

$       66,000


$        82,500

5339 Formula

Bus and Bus Facilities


$     142,725


$      178,406


Bus and Bus Facilities

$  1,335,000

$  5,340,000


$   6,675,000

Appropriations Act

BUILD Grant Project

$  2,624,000



$ 13,120,000


Battle Creek Transit ensures that the level and quality of transportation service is provided without regard to race, color, or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  For more information regarding our Title VI obligations, or to file a complaint, please contact us at the address given below.

The proposed applications are available upon request from Battle Creek Transit and may be reviewed during a 30-day period (June 4, 2020 to July 3, 2020).  Due to office closure as a result of the COVID-19, in person review of the application is not feasible. If you would like to review any of the applications, please contact Donna Hutchison at 269-966-3477 or

Battle Creek Transit encourages and welcomes any comments or questions from area residents regarding the proposed use of Federal funds to support these projects.  Effective June 4, 2020, a thirty (30) day comment period will be provided to receive any oral or written comments pertaining to these projects.  If sufficient interest is indicated, a public hearing may be scheduled to receive additional input on these projects.  If no significant comments are received during the thirty (30) day period that would change the scope of these projects, the draft program of projects will automatically become the final program of projects that will be considered by the Federal Transit Administration.  Please contact Mallory Avis, at 269-966-3588 or at if you have any questions regarding these projects. 


Meeting Information
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



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.

Stroller Policy

Please see the tab labeled Guidelines for your Safety and Comfort.