To ride the bus residents must already be a Commission on Aging client.  Learn about becoming a Commission on Aging client.

The Commission on Aging COAST Bus, is a free, dedicated bus for Seniors, paid for by the Commission on Aging, and run by BATA.  The bus runs every weekday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  This bus has limited availability and reservations are recommended.  Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance by contacting BATA at (231) 941-2324.

The Commission on Aging is able to offer our clients Transportation Coupons and Bay Area Transit Authority (BATA) passes.  Because Transportation Coupons/Passes have a cash value, payment in advance is required.

BATA Passes

Clients can purchase up to 4 BATA passes per year. Each pass has a value of $30. Charges for these services are determined using the sliding fee scale shown and are based on the client's income.

Transportation Coupons

Clients are able to purchase a packet of 8 transportation coupons which are valued at $5 each, up to 6 times per year.  Updated annual income is requested for these services.  Charges are determined using the sliding fee scale shown and are based on the client's income.

Clients may pick from the list of companies that contract with the Commission on Aging to accept these Coupons.  See our Transportation brochure (PDF) for more information.
Please contact us at 231-922-4688 to find out more about Transportation Coupons.

Proof of Residency and Income

Clients who receive only Transportation, BATA passes or the COAST bus, are required to provide proof of residency and income, prior to receipt of their passes/coupons.  Clients may choose to decline providing income, however, to do so requires that we charge the client a the highest level on the sliding fee scale.

Sliding Fee Scales

Charges for services are determined based on the client's income using the sliding fee scales shown below.


Apply for a Bata pass and or transportation coupons. 

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