Call 231-941-2324 and schedule your ride today. One-way fares for seniors (60+) start at $3.00 and buses run from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Download the Leelanau Wellness flier.
60+ and want to ride the bus? Check out our discounted fares for seniors here.
Door-to-Door Transportation in Leelanau County
The Bay Area Transit Authority (BATA), in partnership with Leelanau County Senior Services, is offering a new service tailored toward seniors and persons with disabilities called Leelanau Wellness. Leelanau Wellness is a door-to-door transportation service for Leelanau County residents for health and wellness trips to and from Traverse City. Funding for this pilot service is made possible by a recent grant received from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indian’s 2% Allocation program.
Dedicated Leelanau Wellness buses will pick up riders at their door and be able to bring residents to and from locations such as:
· Tom’s West Bay grocery store
· BATA’s Hall Street Transfer Station
· Munson Medical Center
· Royal Drive medical appointments
· Oleson’s West grocery store
· Meijer (US-31)
· Copper Ridge medical campus
· Grand Traverse Bay YMCA
· Other health and wellness appointments in the direct vicinity
This mid-day timeframe of 10 am – 4 pm offers transportation during a block of time when residents have expressed the need for additional service. Leelanau Wellness rides will cost $6.00 one-way, with reduced fares ($3.00 one-way) available for seniors, students, and persons with disabilities.
Reservations can be made by calling 231.941.2324 and requesting to schedule a Leelanau Wellness ride.
BATA has heard from Leelanau County residents they would like more door-to-door rides, with no bus to bus transfers required, and BATA is working to meet this need with the Leelanau Wellness pilot and hopefully expand services in the future.
Plan your day with an easy to read timetable of stop locations for your route.