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.


BATA buses are now tracked with GPS so riders can find their accurate location and arrival times.  Go to to find your ride or download the Transit App.  

Free Rides:TCHS students can show their IDs and ride for free on any morning or 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 firs bus if they plan to transfer to a second bus for their final destination.    


  • The morning Route 14 bus can deviate to Traverse City High School by request.  From Hall Street Transfer Station downtown departing at 6:30am, it will arrive at TCHS at around 7:02am.  From Acme or from a Bayline transfer from the east, Route 14 will arrive at TCHS at around 7:49am.
  • Each afternoon, Route 14 will arrive TCHS at 2:50pm as the TCAPS buses are preparing to depart.  Students may ride BATA inbound to downtown Traverse City to NMC/CHS, or to connect to Bayline and other routes.


East side BATA transfer options listed below.  For west side options, click here to go to the TC West Senior High Information page:


 The Bayline is free, travels to Meijer, GT Commons, Dowtown TC, NMC, CHS, CTC, East Bay and Woodland Creeek Park-n-Ride every 20 minutes.  Students can transfer from the Bayline to Route 14 at Woodland Creek Furniture or other stops along East Bay.  The CTC stop is a short walk along the TART Trails from TCHS.


City Loop Route 1: Union Street Corridor, Veteran’s Drive, Bay Hill and Hillview Apartments, Vista Park and Grand Traverse Mall / Walmart (NOTE: another departure at 4 p.m.  This bus departs every half hour throughout the day)

3:30 p.m. - Departure from BATA’s Hall Street Transfer Station

3:32 - 3:35 p.m. - Union Street Corridor

3:40 - Hillview and Bayhill

3:43 - Vista Park / Veterans Drive

3:48 - Walmart / GT Crossings

3:50 - GT Mall


City Loop Route 2: LaFranier, Boardman, Barlow, 8th Street, and the Traverse Area District Library (NOTE: another departure at 4 p.m. This bus departs every half hour throughout the day )

3:30 p.m. - Departure from BATA’s downtown Hall Street Transfer Station

3:36 p.m. - 8th and Lake Street 3:40 p.m. - Family Fare on 8th Street

3:41 p.m. - Traverse Area District Library

3:43 - 3:47 p.m. - Barlow Corridor / Traverse Heights

3:48 p.m. - King’s Court / Village Glen on LaFranier

3:49 p.m. - Ridge 45

3:51 p.m. - Goodwill Inn


City Loop Route 7: Meijer / Walmart /S. Airport Rd / Lafranier Rd.   This bus departs Meijer every half hour throughout the day.


Village Loop Route 13: Kingsley, Olesons East Grocery Story, Liv Arbors Apartments, 3 Mile Road (NOTE: the next departure is not until 5:30pm, and this bus departs at 1:30pm as well for early release travel.)

3:30 p.m. - Departure from BATA’s Hall Street Transfer Station (Next departure at 5:30 p.m.)
3:32 - 3:43 - Cass Road Corridor from Lake Street to South Airport
3:48 p.m. - Liv Arbor
4:00 p.m. - Oleson's East Grocery Store - walkable to TC East Middle, Cherry Knoll Elementary, Center Ice Arena, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
4:05 p.m. - 3 Mile and Potter / LifePoint Bible Church (please request this stop)
4:10 p.m. - Mayfield
4:20 p.m. - Village of Kingsley (Northland Foods)


Village Loop Route 14: NMC, CHS, Hastings St, Garfield Rd, S. Airport Rd, 3 Mile Road, East Bay, Woodland Creek Park-n-Ride, Acme, GT Resort, Acme Meijer (NOTE: the next departure is not until 5:30pm, and this bus departs at 1:30pm as well for early release travel.)

Ask the BATA staff and drivers about your appropriate route.


This page was revised on 8.28.23