BATA and TCAPS are partnering to provide transportation support. Please review the options below to determine which BATA service works best for your transportation needs.


Free Rides:TCAPS high school students can show their IDs and ride for free on any afternoon fixed route. NOTE: Free rides do not apply to BATA’s Link service.  Free ride is good for one-way, and one destination outbound - students should ask for a transfer ticket on their first bus if they plan to transfer to a second bus to their final destination.    


Traverse City Central High School transportation options and map (click here).


Traverse City West High School transportation options and map (click here). Traverse City High School students on the west side should also use the information here. 


Traverse City High School transportation options




BATA also offers public transportation to TCAPS middle schools and other area schools with affordable fares.  Click on for more information.


This page was updated on 08.28.23 - TCAPS and BATA have extended their partnership for the 2023/2024 school year for public transit options if BATA fits students' needs.  TCAPS afternoon transportation is now also fully available.