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    Bay Area Transportation Authority

    Mr. Thomas Menzel, 
    Executive Director
    3233 Cass Road,
    Traverse City, MI 49684
    Phone: 231-941-2355
    Fax: 231-941-9091
    E-mail: menzelt@bata.net 
    www.bata.net

    Senate District: 35,37
    House District: 101,104

     

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    System Profile 
    Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) was established on February 1, 1985, combining the former Leelanau County Public Transit (formed November 16, 1981) and the City of Traverse City Dial-A-Ride (formed May 28, 1974).  BATA, an Act 196 authority, comprises all of Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties as of June 1, 1998.  In addition to its regular service, BATA provides transportation for the senior center, and essential transportation for persons with disabilities.  BATA provides both demand-response and line haul service.
    System Characteristics   
    Days/Hours of Operations: M-S  6:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    SUN  7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Total vehicles: 72
    Lift-equipped vehicles: 64
    Employees: 125
    FY 2012 System Data 
    Miles:

    1,886,493

    Vehicle Hours:

    133,256

    Passengers:

    512,415

    Total Eligible Expenses: $6,520,026
       
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