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    The Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) provides more than half a million annual rides to residents and visitors in Leelanau and Grand Traverse counties. Hop on the bus from your hotel on BATA's new Bayline route! Service is free, with buses every 12-15 minutes from 7 AM - 11 PM daily. Find routing directions on or The transit authority offers Loop service with dedicated routes and fixed stops throughout Traverse City and the surrounding villages, as well as Link service that functions as a traditional dial-a-ride. In addition, BATA introduced programs like Bike-n-Ride, Ski-n-Ride, and various event and festival shuttles, broadening standard service offerings. Service is offered Monday – Friday from 5 AM until midnight and 6 AM to midnight on Saturday and Sunday. One-way fares range from $1.50 to $3.00 and reduced fares are available for students, seniors and the disabled. Visit or call (231) 941-2324 for full route and schedule information.

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