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TCAT, Inc (Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc.) is a not-for-profit corporation that provides public transportation for Tompkins County New York.
...we look forward to working closely with Kyu and plan to take advantage of his vast array of experience and knowledge as we strive to meet capacity in the face of growing ridership."
The new policy is aimed at providing financial relief to those making round trips within the rural zone.
Slight schedule adjustments and a clarified bus stop policy to improve overall efficiency.
The 72 page book includes all of the latest service changes and is your complete printed source of TCAT schedule information.
TCAT, Inc. gets many requests from its valued passengers to provide service data to Google Transit and to offer mobile app capability and real time information.
We have long realized this would be a tremendous benefit for our passengers and for TCAT's visibility as well. At present, we are working behind the scenes to assess our information technology and data management needs in several areas. When our study is complete, we hope to implement a system that can export service data in GTFS format for Google Transit. This would enable smartphone apps and other third party technologies to easily convey our transit data, including real time service information to alert passengers about such things as weather related or sudden traffic delays.
The reason that TCAT does not have this technology is not because of a lack of interest or lack of willing developers, but rather from the lack of the necessary scheduling data and available bus tracking data upon which such applications depend. TCAT currently maintains service related data manually, and a robust, automated data management and generation system would need to be in place before we could embark on projects that rely on large amounts of accurate, real-time information.
To that end, the current IT and data management needs study will specifically identify these needs and implement appropriate solutions. Once these steps have been taken, we will be in a position to develop these popular and useful tools for our passengers, and we very much look forward to doing so!
Updated Fri, Feb. 14
East Avenue on Cornell Campus, between Tower Road and University
Ave. will be reduced to one lane both directions starting Wed., Jan. 8 through April
Use will be restricted to bus, bicycle, pedestrian and construction vehicles. Detour notices for all other vehicles are in place. TCAT expects periodic delays for the duration of this project.