The Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) provides more than half a million annual rides to residents and visitors in Leelanau and Grand Traverse counties. 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 a.m. until midnight and 6 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and Sunday. One-way fares range from $1.50 to $3.00 and reduce fares are available for students, seniors and the disabled. Visit www.bata.net or call 231-941-2324 for full route and schedule information.