The Bay Area Transportation Authority is constantly making improvements to its service in Leelanau County to enhance the experience of each ride. All of these changes come directly from community members from the Leelanau County Transit Alliance spearheaded by BATA, Leelanau County Senior Services, and the Disability Network.


Leelanau Afterhours

The expanded Link (door-to-door) services run from 6:30 p.m. until Midnight Monday – Friday. The expanded service provides evening service anywhere in Leelanau County and will even make pickups in Traverse City if needed. Rides cost $3.00 one-way or $1.50 for seniors and can be booked up to one week in advance by calling BATA Customer Service at 231.941.2324.


Expanded Village Link Service

BATA will offers expanded Village Link services from 6 a.m. through 7 p.m. Monday – Friday. Riders will now have access to door-to-door or door-to-Village Loop services all day long in Leelanau County. Rides cost $3.00 one-way or $1.50 for seniors. These services can be booked up to one week in advance by calling BATA Customer Service at 231.941.2324.


Leelanau Loop - Temporarily Suspended

BATA is also increasing its service to Northport and Leland with a new hybrid route called the Leelanau Loop. Three times a day a bus will be making a northern loop with scheduled stops connecting the villages of Suttons Bay, Peshawbestown, Omena, Northport, Leland, and Lake Leelanau. The Leelanau Loop will also connect with Village Loop Route 10 in Suttons Bay for direct connections to and from Traverse City. Similar to Village Link and Loop services rides will cost $3.00 one-way or $1.50 for seniors.


Education and Awareness

In addition to our expanded services, BATA will be marketing its services more and adding stop amenities such as shelters, benches, and better wayfinding to educate riders on the public transit options BATA offers and make it easier to use bus services.



Updated: 06.27.22