BATA on the Ballot

BATA bus in Traverse City & LeelanauThe Michigan Land Use Institute takes an interesting look at the role of the Bay Area Transit Authority (BATA) in the overall transportation mix of the region that includes a brief video. They write that:

On Tuesday, November 6, BATA is asking voters like me to approve a renewal of 0.35 mills to continue funding bus service in Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties. It’s not a tax increase, but simply a renewal of what we’ve been BATA over the last three years. The owner of a $100,000 home, with a taxable value of $50,000, BATA says, will continue to pay $17.50 a year—about a nickel a day.

Read more and watch the video in BATA? You Bet! from the MLUI and let us know what you think in the comments.



1 reply
  1. Andrew McFarlane
    Andrew McFarlane says:

    I think that there’s a tendency to think about BATA as a Traverse City thing that doesn’t affect folks in Leelanau. This video illustrates how reliant people without cars in Leelanau are on BATA, and I hope that folks in the area see fit to renew this millage.


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