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BCT Proposed Fare Increase

Battle Creek Transit has proposed a fare increase effective July 1, 2022.  This proposal replaces the proposal presented in 2020 which did not move forward due to the timing of he COVID-19 pandemic.  A public hearing will be held on April 19, 2022.  For more information, click on the following links:

PUBLIC NOTICE (battlecreekmi.gov) (English)
BCT-fare-notice-2022---Spanish (battlecreekmi.gov)
PUBLIC NOTICE (battlecreekmi.gov) (Burmese)


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Transit returns to normal service

Starting Monday, March 7, Battle Creek Transit will be returning service back to where it was prior to January 10th.  

  • Tele-Transit will again be providing service from 5 a.m. until MIDNIGHT, Monday through Friday.  
  • The 3E Main-Post and 4N NE Capital Avenue bus routes will no longer be combined and alternating.  Each route will return to their own half-hour runs leaving downtown at :15 and :45 minutes after the hour.
  • Lastly our BCGo pilot has returned to providing Saturday service.

The Transit team cares about taking neighbors where they need to go.  If you need more information, or help planning a trip, please call us at (269) 966-3474. 

BCT is continuing to work on hiring drivers, and those interested can get more job details and apply at battlecreekmi.gov/jobs.  Operator/driver positions start at $19.05 per hour, with no experience necessary, and we will train drivers to get their commercial driver's license.

We thank you for your patience while this pause in service was in place. 
  

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UPCOMING HOLIDAYS


Monday, May 30, Battle Creek Transit will be closed for Memorial Day.  Buses, Tele-Transit, and BCGo WILL NOT run.

Monday, June 20, Administrative offices will be closed for Juneteenth.  Buses, Tele-Transit, and BCGo WILL run normal service.

Monday, July 4, Battle Creek Transit will be closed for Independence Day.  Buses, Tele-Transit, and BCGo WILL NOT run.

Monday, September 5, Battle Creek Transit will be closed for Labor Day.  Buses, Tele-Transit, and BCGo WILL NOT run.

Friday, November 11, Administrative offices will be closed for Veteran's Day.  Buses, Tele-Transit, and BCGo WILL run normal service.

Thursday, November 24, Battle Creek Transit will be closed for Thanksgiving Day.  Buses, Tele-Transit, and BCGo WILL NOT run.

Friday, November 25, Administrative offices will be closed for the day after Thanksgiving.  Buses, Tele-Transit, and BCGo WILL run normal service.

Friday, December 23, Administrative offices will be closed for Christmas Eve.  Buses, Tele-Transit, and BCGo WILL run normal service.

Monday, December 26, Battle Creek Transit will be closed for Christmas Day.  Buses, Tele-Transit, and BCGo WILL NOT run.

Monday, January 2, 2023, Battle Creek Transit will be closed for New Year's Day.  Buses, Tele-Transit, and BCGo WILL NOT run.


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CALHOUN COUNTY COORDINATED MOBILITY PILOT


BCGo is a pilot program demonstrating the feasibility of an on-demand transportation system in Calhoun County.  This pilot program is funded through a Michigan Department of Transportation grant and is expected to operate for a period of 12 consecutive months.  BCGo is operated by Battle Creek Transit, a department of the City of Battle Creek, and collaborating agencies.  These collaborating agencies may operate vehicles that do not reflect the BCGo name or branding but are operating the same BCGo on-demand software as part of the pilot demonstration.

Trips can be booked by using the BCGo App or by calling Battle Creek Transit Dispatch at (269) 966-3474.  The pilot will initially operate Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

For more information and a listing of frequently asked questions, click on the following link:

Battle Creek Go (bcgomi.com)




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OFFICE IS OPEN

BCT's Administrative Lobby has reopened 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. as well.    Passes can also be exchanged or purchased at Full Blast.



Riders who still have multi-ride punch 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 punch pass.

This change is to keep contract 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 had operated, temporarily, fare-free from March 2020 to September 2020, so we could continue public transportation services to the community, while also helping prevent the spread of the virus.  This was equal to almost half of Transit's annual fare revenues.  The Transit team spent the time since 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 case 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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BIDS & PROPOSAL SOLICITATIONS

Bid & Proposal solicitations are currently available from the City of Battle Creek...include Battle Creek Transit when available.  Click on the following link for a complete list:

Bid & Proposal Solicitations | Battle Creek, MI (battlecreekmi.gov)




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POLICIES

SHOPPING CART 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 click on the tab on the left entitled Guidelines for your Safety and Comfort for important information regarding shopping carts on BCT vehicles.