About Tele-Transit

Tele-Transit service is door-to-door public transportation for Battle Creek area residents.  While available to anyone, the service is primarily for ADA certified customers.  Limited service on a "space available" basis is also available to the general public. 

BCT Tele-Transit operates Monday - Friday 5:15 a.m. - midnight., and Saturday 9:15 a.m. - 5 p.m. The service area is generally shown on the map to the right.  The service area includes the City of Battle Creek, City of Springfield, and limited portions of Bedford, Emmett, and Pennfield Townships.  For specific boundaries of Tele-Transit service area, contact dispatch at 269-966-3474.


Exact fares must be paid when you are picked up.  Drivers are not permitted to go into your purse or wallet to get fares.  If you are not able to get money out yourself, have it prepared ahead of time.  Drivers do not carry change and are not allowed to take you anywhere to get change.  Drivers are not permitted to accept tips.

The one-way fare for ADA certified passengers, senior citizens (60 years or older), persons who have a Medicare card, or those individuals certified by BCT as qualifying for reduced fare is $2.00.  Any person using the Tele-Transit service that does not meet any of these criteria, pays a one-way cash fare of $7.00 ($5.00 after 6:45 p.m.)   Passes are also available that may be used on the Tele-Transit vehicles.  Please see the Passes section on this page for more information.

Personal care attendants (PCA's) ride free.  Customers are allowed one companion to ride at the same fare rate a the customer.  Please be sure to let dispatch know at the time of scheduling if you have a PCA or companion riding with you.

Service Area

TT Map
  1. Passes
  2. Seat Belts
  3. Ordering Information
  4. No Show Policy
  5. Compaint Procedures
  6. Reasonable Modification Policy

Tele-Transit Cash Fares

  • General Passengers: $7
  • General Passengers (after 7 p.m.): $5
  • Senior Citizens/Persons with disabilities: $2
Please have the exact fare. Drivers do not have change.

Reduced Rates
To qualify for the reduced rate you must either have picture ID show you to be 60 years of age or older, have a Medicare card (red, white, blue card) or a Battle Creek Transit ID card. To qualify for a Battle Creek Transit ID card, you must complete our reduced fare form. If you qualify, the cost of obtaining a BCT identification card is $2.  Please contact us to obtain a copy of the form at 269-966-3474 or click here to go to the form and print it at home. 
BCT passes may be purchased at Full Blast (35 Hamblin Avenue) or City Treasurer's Office (10 North Division Street) Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., or at the BCT office, 339 West Michigan Avenue, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - Noon and 1 - 5 p.m. Battle Creek Transit has a no refund, no exchange policy.

Pass Prices

  • 10 Ride Punch: $50
  • 10 Ride Punch (reduced rate): $20
  • 20 Ride Punch: $100
  • 20 Ride Punch (reduced rate): $40

Reduced fare passes are for those qualified only, on qualified companion, and are otherwise non-transferable.    Transfers and TripTiks may not be used to pay your fare on Tele-Transit services.

Drivers on the vans and buses will not accept pieces of a pass or torn in half passes. The middle of the pass must be intact and the serial number on the back must be present. Passes with smiley faces are for individuals who qualify for reduced fare. These passes may not be used by friends or family who do not qualify.