Page 8 - Scene Magazine 44-12 December 2018
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B.C. City Scene
BY REBECCA FLEURY Battle Creek City Manager
for the season, the weekly tips, remind- ers, and active weather event updates to keep neighbors informed about our snow operations from the Department of Public Works, and offer ways to help the winter season run smoothly for all of us.
concerns, we have adjusted the hours to try to help.
Another great improvement for our riders is on the 4S SW Capital bus route. This route was detoured and split to adjust for the bridge closure on Capital in October. The 4S has since returned to the regular route service, but many riders enjoyed the increased service to Walmart and Meijer during the detour.
One of those tips is about the hundreds of wooden stakes our crews place on as many streets as we can with no curbs, and on curves and boulevards to help guide our plows. This prevents damage to neigh- bors’ yards, and our trucks.
For the remainder of the winter, weekday hours end earlier, making hours 7:30am-5pm. Monday through Friday, and 9am-5pm, Saturday. We hope keeping some weekend hours will help those neighbors who work weekday, daytime hours, and that the earlier closure is help- ful to those living next door to our facility.
Because of the positive feedback, the team changed the regular route slightly
so the bus will stop at Walmart and
Meijer every hour during bus service. This change requires that bus service to the Target plaza is now only at the stop on Beckley Road. Those who have used stops within the plaza area now need to use the Beckley stop.
A result of sharing this information was a variety of contacts from neighbors across the city, asking that their streets be included in our staking process. As our Field Services team ordered more stakes, they filled those street requests, and we hope neighbors will be pleased with the results this winter.
We also speak to neighbors living near our compost site on River Road, Brice Pit, who have concerns about the noise and hours so close to their homes. As we have listened and discussed those
Battle Creek Transit created a new ser- vice within 48 hours of learning the city would lose its only taxi service. BCGo is a premium, on-demand transportation ser- vice that operates on Saturday nights and all day Sunday, covering times our buses and Tele-Transit service do not run, and complements other local transportation services.
Thank you to everyone who offers input and feedback to the city on our services and operations. While we cannot always make changes based on those comments, we are listening, and making changes and improvements when and where possible.
Listening to
our community is important, and the city team has made a variety of deci- sions and service improvements late this year to reflect
community input, we now offer a range of fares – $5 to $15 – in three geographic zones. Those include the regular Transit service area, and some areas beyond.
City Update: Snowtifications and More
that we hear our neighbors.
We have started our Snowtifications
Learn more about BCGo – and see the fare zone map – at transit or call the Transit team at (269) 966-3474. Our team can help neighbors plan their trips.
Though we started BCGo with one fare for all locations, thanks to passenger and
Best wishes for a peaceful holiday sea- son to all of our Battle Creek neighbors.
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