As a public entity, Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) is a deeply vested partner in the community. Notable input from the community has helped to drive a multi-faceted plan of improvement.

Milestones For The BATA Team 

Bay Area Transportation Authority Welcome GraphicOur 120 employees, in conjunction with the planned vision of our leadership and the BATA Board, have played a significant role in improving BATA as a service. Milestones include the following:

  • A major financial turn-around
  • Grant-funded capital improvements, including new buses and transfer station renovations
  • Organization-wide customer service training
  • New branding and service names
  • Rider-friendly technologies
  • Leaner and greener vehicle fleet

Serving Leelanau & Grand Traverse Counties

BATA is proud to provide over half a million rides to residents and visitors of Leelanau and Grand Traverse counties, including the city of Traverse City. We know that many Leelanau and Grand Traverse County residents require or prefer public transport, and we're happy to be here to provide services where they are needed.

BATA is dedicated to meet the expectations of voters for approved a multi-year millage for operations by 56% in May 2017.

Read more about BATA's Mission, Vision, and Values.


Updated: 11.30.18