About Us

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 

Our 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. 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