The Traverse City Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has launched a program utilizing funds from Traverse City Parking Services toward providing discounted commuter passes for employees within the DDA DistrictThe Destination Downtown Program allows a pass holder to utilize existing BATA City and Village routes to get Downtown for their daily commute to and from work at a fraction of the cost of a standard commuter pass. Learn more about the program here.


Take BATA for free - any fixed route!  From home - yes!  Call BATA to get a Village Loop to deviate to your house - yes!  Park at Old Town Parking Deck and take Route 1, 2, or 13 closer into downtown - YES!!


Interested in Participating in the Destination Downtown?

NO FEES for 2023!  This program can benefit any employer located within the DDA District. If you have questions or are interested in participating, please reach out at or by phone at 231-922-0241

A Business Coordinator within the Traverse City DDA area must be designated to register employees. An annual fee will be applied for participation and a $5 per card fee. 

  • 1-25 Employees – $25.00 
  • 26-75 Employees – $50.00 
  • 76+ Employees – $100.00

For example, if you have 20 employees on the payroll at your business and two employees receive the Destination Downtown pass, your annual fee to participate in the program will be $35.