Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA)


  • 1:00 p.m.
  • Meets the last Thursday of each month
  • 115 Hall Street
    Conference Room
    Traverse City, MI 49684
  • 8527 E Government Center Drive
    Lower Level-Community Room
    Suttons Bay, MI 49882
Please see BATA's website for full meeting dates and times. Refer to the each meeting agenda for remote participation options. 
This 7-member public body corporate board was created to make such rules and bylaws for BATA’s government as delegated pursuant to Act 196 of 1986, as amended, Public Acts of the State of Michigan. Members serve 3-year terms. Meetings are once per month.

Current Grand Traverse County Members:

  • Robert Fudge, Urban Representative - term expires 12-31-23
  • Richard Cochran, Urban Representative - term expires 12-31-24
  • Joe Underwood, Rural Representative - term expires 12-31-25
  • Brad Jewett - Commissioner appointment