New & Improved Stops
New Solar Stops!
We’ve listened — again! BATA is in the process of installing 5 new solar transit stops in key locations along its routes, known as "SolStops". When prompted with a push-button, these stops will illuminate to provide lighting for the passenger, as well as for the approaching bus to have a better visual of the transit stop. These solstops are paid for by a generous grant from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians 2% Grant. These are to be fully installed by Spring 2019, with tentative locations and routes below.
Bayline: Ace Hardware @ West Front Street, 6th Street @ Elmwood, East Front @ Fair Street,
Route 2: Barlow St. Secretary of State branch
TBD: Final location to be determined. (Have an idea? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org)
We've also installed 14 new solar shelters in our service area. These shelters will allow for a more enjoyable riding experience, especially in inclement weather. The shelters are built in two sizes: 6’ x 10’ and 4’ x 8’. The larger model will address accessibility needs while providing riders with a more comfortable environment. The smaller model will add convenience, allowing us to provide passengers access in areas with greater space restrictions.
In addition, riders will have access to system-wide maps and brochures inside each shelter, providing our passengers with information as it is needed.
The new glass shelters will be solar lit for energy efficiency and cleaned on a regular basis.
Current locations for the shelter installations include the following:
Route 10: Suttons Bay
Shady Lane Market
Route 11: Glen Arbor
Maple City Lions
Glen Arbor Oak at Western
Route 12: Interlochen
Blair Township Hall
Ric’s Food Store
Route 13: Kingsley
Route 14: Williamsburg
M-72 Park & Ride
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Plan your day with an easy to read timetable of stop locations for your route.