Bay Area Transportation Authority

Mrs. Kelly Dunham, Executive Director
3233 Cass Road,
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 231-941-2324
Fax: 231-941-9091



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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. With more than 120 employees, BATA provides more than 530,000 annual rides to residents and visitors in Leelanau and Grand Traverse counties. The transit authority offers Loop service with dedicated routes and fixed stops, its Bayline route with free 15-minute frequency as well as Link service that functions as a traditional dial-a-ride. In addition, BATA introduced programs like Bike-n-Ride, Ski-n-Ride, and various event transportation, broadening standard service offerings. Visit or call 231-941-2324 for more information.


System Characteristics 
Days/Hours of Operations: City Loop: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm M-F; 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Saturday, and 9 am – 8 pm on Sunday
Village Loop: 5:00 am – 9:20 pm M-F; 9:30 am – 7:50 pm Saturday and Sunday
Visit for demand-response Link service hours of operation.

Employees: 125