Current Village & City Links


Village Link

For rural riders unable to access a fixed-route stop, Village Link connects to Village Loop routes for travel to and from Traverse City. BATA Dispatch Services helps riders schedule pick-ups and connections.


Village Link Service:

Mon - Fri      6:00-10:00 a.m. and 2:00-7:00 p.m.


Village Link 15:

Mon - Fri      6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


City Link

Traditional dial-a-ride services are available for Traverse City and the immediate surrounding area.


City Link Service:

Mon – Fri            6:00am –12:00 (Midnight)

Sat – Sun           6:00am –12:00 (Midnight)


 Important :  Advanced Registration

Serving a region of over 110,00 residents with a select amount of resources, requires a more advanced registration to best accommodate our riders. BATA staff will try our best to accommodate all requests, yet we have a limit on the number of LINK buses to serve to counties of Grand Traverse & Leelanau. 


To ensure your transportation needs are met, please make all Village and City Link reservations no later than the day prior to service. Reservations are taken by  Dispatch Services at BATA transfer stations or by phone at (231) 941-2324 during the hours below:


Advanced Registration Scheduling Hours:

Mon – Fri:  5:00am – 5:00pm

Sat - Sun:   9:00am – 5:00pm


  • Recurring or standing reservations with a set pick-up time and location may be made up to 14 days in advance and must adhere to advanced registration policy
  • Same-day requests (will-call) will be fulfilled when possible for a 100% fare up-charge.
  • Pick up an Advanced Registration Policy at either transfer station for more information