Transportation Authority, Bay Area (MI)

Address: 3233 Cass Road
Traverse City,, MI 49684
Phone: (231) 941-2324 Website:

BATA,  the  Bay Area Transportation Authority, was established in 1985 through the merger of Leelanau County Transit and Traverse City Dial-a-Ride. BATA is a two-county authority, serving Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties 365 days a year, providing mobility throughout the area and to Grand Traverse County’s regional center for employment, education, services and retailing.


BATA is funded through state and federal transportation programs, an authority-wide mileage, and farebox revenues. Governance is by a seven-person Board of Directors composed of appointees from Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties. BATA operates a fleet of 60 buses and vans and employs 110 people. BATA gives in excess of 530,000 rides annually.


BATA is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its transit services on the basis of race, color, or national origin, as protected by Title VI in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Circular 4702.1.A.
Bata delivers services that support a sustainable transit system that attracts and serves riders by offering a real transportation choice catered to the lifestyles that support the region's environment and future economic prosperity.


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Transfer Center:
Bay Area Transportation Authority
115 Hall St.
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
Phone:  (231) 941-2324


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