The Bay Area Transportation Authority’s top priority is the safety and security of its riders and staff using public transportation during this coronavirus (COVID-19) health pandemic. BATA is in contact with public health and transportation authorities including the Grand Traverse County Health Department, Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department, the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Federal Transportation Administration. BATA is prepared and will continue to provide safe and reliable transportation during this time and is taking extra precautions to make sure its vehicles and facilities are cleaned and sanitized.


Reminder: Please do not use public transit if you have recently tested positive for COVID-19 or are waiting on test results. Thank you.


Facial Covering: Starting today the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will no longer require public transit passengers and staff to wear a facial covering. BATA still recommends that riders wear a mask, but masks are now optional. BATA will continue to monitor the TSA’s policies for future updates. 


Click here to read BATA's Pandemic Preparedness Emergency Action Plan.


COVID-19 Updates:


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Please Remember the Following:

  • BATA encourages all riders to travel responsibly to protect their health and the health of those around them.
  • Wash your hands often. If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer (available onboard all BATA buses).
  • Stay home or don’t use public transit when you are sick.
  • Follow good respiratory hygiene by covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or use a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of tissues immediately and wash your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Maintain distance between you and other riders when possible.
  • Consult your health professional if you have any questions. 


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BATA is committed to keeping riders and staff safe and informed of the situation as it evolves, and we appreciate your continued support and ridership.


Please contact BATA Customer service at 231.941.2324 for more info.


Update: 04.19.22