Advance reservations must be scheduled during
our listed dispatch hours.
Advance reservations may be made Monday through Friday by calling dispatch at 692-2222 by 5:00PM the day before a ride is needed. Same day rides may be requested at a higher fare. Same day service cannot be provided after the local cab company daily service hours have began. Accessible transportation needs are an exception.
When scheduling your ride please provide the dispatcher with your first and last name, your appointment time, number of passengers, and your destination. BATA requires your pick-up time to be a half hour before your appointment. For example, if you have an appointment at 10:00AM then your scheduled pick up time would be 9:30AM.
Please do not schedule your rides for more than 30 days in advance. Passengers who require a regular ride (work, therapy, school, etc.) may create a standing reservation that can last up to a year. It is the rider’s responsibility to notify dispatch of changes or cancellations to a standing schedule.
If you are calling to arrange transportation and have never ridden with BATA before, you will need to provide your name, phone number, DOB and address before transportation can be provided. Please Note: If you need to schedule a ride or make changes to an existing ride, you must contact dispatch. Drivers cannot take ride information.
Schedule Your Ride
Travel outside of Brookings County can be arranged by calling dispatch at (605) 692-2222. All out of county rides must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance. Monday transportation to Sioux Falls must be scheduled by 12:00 pm on Friday.
All out of County transportation will be contingent on the demand for service on the date transportation is needed, and conditions beyond BATA's control.
Passengers traveling out of Brookings County are required to call dispatch to confirm their trip on the date of travel.
A round trip must occur on the same calendar day.There are no reduced prices for one-way trips.
Buses Leave Brookings
- 7:30 AM
- 11:30 AM
- 3:30 PM
Buses Leave Sioux Falls
- 9:00 AM
- 1:00 PM
- 5:00 PM
Rides must be scheduled at least one day in advance.
If a passenger requires transportation to Sioux Falls outside of the shuttle times, the fare is $100 per one-way trip and $175 per round-trip. (as available)
Advance reservations must be scheduled during our listed dispatch hours.
No child will be transported unless an Emergency Contact Form is on file at BATA. This applies to all children riding the bus regardless of the number of time a child will be riding. This form is for your child's safety.
No rides can be charged. If your child does not have proper bus fare they will not be able to ride the bus. There are no exceptions.
It is your responsibility to contact us regarding changes in your child's schedule. For safety reasons, we cannot take information regarding transportation changes from your child or daycare.
Buses will arrive at the schools at dismissal time and depart seven minutes later. Rides required after the bus departs will cost a same day fare. Parents who call in for their child's ride the same day it is needed will be charged a same day fare.
A wave at the door from your daycare provider, babysitter, or from a parent indication someone is present is needed and appreciated for your child's safety.
Routes are determined by our routing software - there are no guarantees on pick-up or drop off times.
Please contact BATA if your child has not reached their destination within 40 minutes of pickup time.
BATA is a medicaid provider. Each person's Medicaid coverage varies. Before a passenger can schedule a ride using Medicaid, the dispatcher will need to verify that travel expenses will be covered by Medicaid.