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Federal Face-Mask Mandate

In accordance with the federal face-mask mandate, effective Feb. 1, 2021, individuals riding in or operating a Battle Creek Transit (BCT) vehicle, entering a BCT facility or the Intermodal Transportation Center (Amtrak/Greyhound station), or waiting on BCT property to board a vehicle, including all BCT bus stops, must wear a face mask at all times. Refusing to wear a mask is a violation of federal law, which can lead to penalties under the law, as well as ride denial.

Masks must properly cover both the nose and mouth. Face shields and face coverings, such as a bandana or handkerchief, do not qualify as a face mask. Prolonged periods of mask removal for the purpose of eating, drinking or smoking are not permitted.  

BCT accepts the CDC’s definition of mask under this order.  The following link is the CDC’s guidance on masks: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/masks/mask-travel-guidance.html

This policy does not apply to children under the age of 2, people with a disability who cannot safely wear a mask because of a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.  An exemption under ADA is a narrow exemption that includes a person with a disability who cannot wear a mask for reasons related to the disability.  It is not meant to cover persons for whom mask-wearing may only be difficult.

Individuals requesting an exemption under ADA should contact Battle Creek Transit at 269-966-3474 for information.  BCT may request medical consultation, medical documentation, and/or other information to support this exemption.  Passengers may be required to provide evidence that the passenger does not have COVID-19, such as a negative result from a SAR-CoV-2 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19.  Passengers seeking exemption may be asked to travel at less crowded times or may be asked to request an accommodation in advance through advanced booking reservations.

For more information on the CDC Order click on the following link:

https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/Mask-Order-CDC_GMTF_01-29-21-p.pdf

To read the TSA Security Directive, click on the following link:

https://www.tsa.gov/sites/default/files/sd-1582_84-21-01.pdf

Thank you for complying with this Federal Mandate




   

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PUBLIC NOTICE


City of Battle Creek/Battle Creek Transit

  Proposed Applications for State of Michigan Financial Assistance

 

All citizens are advised that the City of Battle Creek/Battle Creek Transit has prepared applications for State of Michigan financial assistance for FY 2022 (October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022) as required under Act 51 of the Public Acts of 1951, as amended, and for Federal assistance as required under the federal transit laws, as amended.

 

The City of Battle Creek/Battle Creek Transit is requesting the following funds:


Funding Source

Project

Description

State
Funding

Federal

Funding

Local

Funding

Total

Funding

5307 & LBO

Transit Operating

$ 1,522,839

$ 1,987,386

$ 1,174,618

$  4,684,843

5310

New Freedom Operating

 

$    229,995

$    299,601

$     529,596

5310

Mobility Management

$      16,500

$      66,000

 

$       82,500

MDOT CTF

Specialized Services

$    108,434

 

 

$     108,434

5339 Formula

Bus and Bus Facilities

$      35,681

$    142,725

 

$     178,406

5339

Bus and Bus Facilities

$ 1,335,000

$ 5,340,000

 

$  6,675,000



The City of Battle Creek/Battle Creek Transit ensures that the level and quality of transportation service are 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 Battle Creek Transit at the address given below.


The proposed applications are on available for a 30-day review period of January 12, 2021 through February 10, 2021 on our website at http://battlecreekmi.gov/513/Grant-Applications.   Written comments regarding the applications and/or written requests for a public hearing to review the application must be received by Mallory Avis, Director, at Battle Creek Transit, 339. W. Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49037 or emailed to mravis@battlecreekmi.gov and received no later than February 10, 2021.  If a hearing is requested, notice of the scheduled date, time, and location will be provided at least 10 days in advance.  



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Bids & Proposal Solicitations!
 If you are 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:

https://vrapp.vendorregistry.com/Bids/View/BidsList?BuyerId=ee43c701-37e6-401e-bb71-f1e12c53b277

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Upcoming Holiday Schedule

On Monday, February15th, Battle Creek Transit's Administrative offices will be closed but Buses and Tele-Transit WILL be running.

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Office Closure 
Due to the coronavirus mandates, Battle Creek Transit's Administrative Lobby continues to be closed until further notice HOWEVER, you are still able to conduct business at our walk up window at 339 W. Michigan Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Passes can also be exchanged or purchased at Full Blast. 

Battle Creek Transit window

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. 

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. 

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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

 

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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.

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Policies:


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.