BATA announces Suttons Bay Area Loops

[Date: August 5, 2013
Contact: Carrie Thompson,, 231-933-5534 or 231-709-1899; Tom Menzel,, 231-933-5545 or 231-590-8992

Bata Launches Six New Routes for Suttons Bay Area
Public invited to community meeting

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich - Effective September 1, BATA is introducing a new route system for the Suttons Bay Area, providing improved service to Leelanau County.

In August, BATA will host a community meeting to educate the public on the new system. All those who regularly use Suttons Bay BATA services are encouraged to attend:

DATE: Tuesday, August 13
TIME: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Leelanau County Government Building, Lower Level Community Room
ADDRESS: 8527 East Government Center Drive in Suttons Bay

Carrie Thompson, BATA Director of Business Development, and Kelly Yaroch, BATA Human Resources and Operations Director, will present the system overview and answer attendee questions.

"Our goal for the meeting is to provide all the information the public will need," says Thompson. "We want to show them how to use public transportation effectively."

The new route system allows for a number of benefits to the BATA ridership:

  • Routes allow for integration with the rest of the BATA transit system via the Suttons Bay Village Loop.
  • Flag-down stops are permitted along all Village/Suttons Bay Area Loop flex routes.
  • Flex route deviation of up to three-quarters of a mile per leg
  • Each stop is conveniently located
  • All stops are clearly marked with updated signage

"With these new routes, out goal is to provide markedly improved service to greater Leelanau County residents and area commuters," says Yaroch.

To access route brochures and stop information, visit or call 231.941.2324]