New Headquarters Facility


BATA is in the process of securing land to build a new Headquarters Facility to meet the growing demands of public transit in our region. The new facility will serve as BATA’s operations and administrative headquarters and better serve the public transportation needs of both Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties.


Project Updates:

  • In August 2020, BATA learned it will receive $13,380,000 in funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to construct a new transit facility. 
  • BATA plans to close on the LaFranier property and break ground in late spring 2021 with a tentative move-in goal of fall 2022. 


Site Plans: 

Coming soon.


Request for Proposals:

Coming soon.



Project Details and Information:

  • The new facility will be located on the southeast corner or LaFranier and Hammond Roads in Garfield Township. 
  • BATA and Traverse City Housing are working on a joint development that would combine workforce housing and public transit. This project would be a prime example of smart land use. Combining housing and transportation in a planned development demonstrates the value of diverse entities working together to create tangible solutions to community challenges.
  • BATA and Traverse City Housing have entered into an agreement to purchase property on the east side of LaFranier road near the corner of Hammond Road and across the street from the Ridge 45 apartment complex. The full parcel is approximately 52 acres and is large enough to accommodate both projects and incorporate future growth while preserving a considerable amount of green space and wetlands. The LaFranier property is in a prime location for both housing and transportation with direct connections to north/south and east/west corridors.
  • BATA’s Hall Street Transfer Station in downtown Traverse City will continue to serve as BATA’s main transfer hub. 


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Contact Kelly Dunham for more information.