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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.

Office Closure

 

Due to the coronavirus mandates, Battle Creek Transit's Administrative Offices will be closed until April 14th.  Dispatchers are still available to answer phone calls and buses and Tele-Transit WILL be running their normal schedules. 


 

Public Notice

Battle Creek Transit (BCT) gives notice of a proposed fare increase to be effective July 1, 2020.  BCT has operated under the same fare structure since 2003.  This proposed increase takes into consideration the increasing operational expenses over the last 17 years.  The following chart outlines the proposed changes:

FIXED ROUTE FARE STRUCTURE

CURRENT

PROPOSED

Single Ride

 $      1.25

Single Ride

 $      1.75

Reduced Fare

 $      0.60

Reduced Fare

 $      0.85

Transfers

 Free

Transfers

 Free

Children under 42"

 Free

Children under 42"

 Free

12 Ride (General)

 $    11.00

12 Ride (General)

 $    15.00

12 Ride (Reduced)

 $      6.00

12 Ride (Reduced)

 $      8.00

48 Ride (General)

 $    40.00

48 Ride (General)

 $    56.00

48 Ride (Reduced)

 $    24.00

48 Ride (Reduced)

 $    34.00

48 Ride (Student)

 $    32.00

48 Ride (Student)

 $    45.00

TripTiks (Individual)

 $      1.25

TripTiks (Individual)

 $      1.75

Trip Tiks (Book of 40)

 $    50.00

Trip Tiks (Book of 40)

 $    70.00

Trip Tiks (Reduced 40) - for Human Service Organizations Only

 $    24.00

Trip Tiks (Reduced 40) - for Human Service Organizations Only

 $    34.00

TELE-TRANSIT FARE STRUCTURE

CURRENT

PROPOSED

Single Ride (5am-7pm)

 $      7.00

Single Ride (5am-7pm)

 $      7.00

Single Ride (7pm-12am)

 $      5.00

Single Ride (7pm-12am)

 $      5.00

ADA & Reduced Fare

 $      2.00

ADA & Reduced Fare

 $      3.00

10 Ride (General)

 $    50.00

10 Ride (General)

 $    50.00

10 Ride (Reduced)

 $    20.00

10 Ride (Reduced)

 $    30.00

20 Ride (General)

 $  100.00

20 Ride (General)

 $  100.00

20 Ride (Reduced)

 $    40.00

20 Ride (Reduced)

 $    60.00

 The Battle Creek City Commission held a public hearing March 17, 2020 on behalf of Battle Creek Transit to receive comments regarding the proposed fare increase. 

​The Commission is expected to vote on this at their meeting on April 21, 2020.

 

    
  

Customer Satisfaction & Trip Purpose Surveys


Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Battle Creek Transit (BCT) have asked a team from Michigan State University (MSU) to assess customer satisfaction and trip purpose of transit riders.  The results of the survey will help MDOT and BCT improve transit for you and other transit riders across the state.    Representatives from MSU will be in town on upcoming days to do random surveying on the buses but we wanted to extend the opportunity to passengers to also complete the survey's online.  The first link or QR code will allow you to complete a survey relating to our line-haul bus system.  The second link or QR code will allow you to complete a survey relating to our demand-response (Tele-Transit) system.

FIXED ROUTE

https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_87XrL8PRTX9X0X3

DEMAND RESPONSE (Tele-Transit)

https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cIuakfxZY5dwc8l

Thank you for your time.  For more information on the surveys, please contact Dr. Z. Kotval-K at MSU at (517) 353-5460.

 

    

 

Upcoming Holiday Schedule

On Friday, April 10, 2020 Battle Creek Transit's Administrative Offices will be closed.   Buses and Tele-Transit WILL be running. 


    
  

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.

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

 

 

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  https://mi-battlecreek.civicplus.com/316/Councils-Committees
   
 

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.