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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.

TCAT News

2015 Winter‑Spring service effec. Sun., 1/11/15

January 1, 2015

Major changes include those to Routes:  11, 14, and the Cornell Campus shuttles (Routes: 81, 82 and 83.)

TCAT bus operators lauded for action in alleged abduction

December 12, 2014

"We commend their quick thinking and professionalism in insuring the safety of the children,"

NYPTA Releases Report On Transit Infrastructure Needs

December 12, 2014

By the end of 2014, 33 percent of TCAT's fleet of 51 buses will have surpassed their useful lives (12 years) with no dedicated replacement funding on the horizon.

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CORRECTION to ROUTE 30 in RIDE GUIDE: TCAT'S 2015 Winter & Spring Schedules & Service Guide incorrectly lists Route 30 weekday as having an outbound stop at Highland @ Wycoff at 6:14 a.m. This stop is not being served at that time. TCAT apologizes for any inconvenience

New service period begins on
Sunday, January 11.

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the Winter / Spring 2015
Service Guide

The 72 page book includes all of the latest service changes and is your complete source of TCAT schedule information.



COMING SOON: Real‑Time Bus Info, Improved Trip Planning with Google Transit



TCAT is moving forward with a project that will implement vast improvements in trip planning and the ability to offer real time passenger information.

We get many requests from our valued passengers to provide service data to Google Transit for trip planning and also to offer real time information via mobile apps, on the TCAT web site, as well as with electronic signs installed at key shelters. Passengers will be able to access immediate information about traffic or weather delays and to see exactly where their bus is on route, thus taking the mystery out of waiting for a bus that may have been delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. 

We have long realized these improvements would be a tremendous benefit for our passengers and for TCAT's visibility as well. Now that funding has become available, we are able to move forward. Effective, July 14, 2014, TCAT has issued a request for proposal for a vendor to implement this latest technology. In addition to providing real time customer information, the project will deploy integrated technologies to provide overall better service management, and operational planning and scheduling.

TCAT will keep passengers updated with this exciting project as it moves forward!

 

 

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Alerts

Updated Mon, Jan. 26

Aurora St. Shelter closed effec. 1/19/15

Due to construction of the new Marriot Hotel, the Aurora Street shelter stop at the 100‑block of S. Aurora Street will be closed effective Mon., Jan. 19, for about 18 months.

The bus stop will be relocated to the 300 block of E. Martin Luther King Jr./E. State St., by the Community School of Music and Arts. The temporary bus stop is a one‑ minute walk from the Aurora Street shelter. Passengers are asked to travel north toward the Ithaca Commons and take right on the north side of East State Street.

TCAT is pleased to announce that the hotel developers, as part of the construction project, are planning to build a brand new, well‑lighted and heated shelter for TCAT passengers that will be located near the present Aurora Street shelter.

In the meantime, TCAT apologizes for any inconvenience.

2015 Winter‑Spring service effec. 1/11/15

TCAT's winter‑spring service will be in effect from Sun., Jan. 11, through Sat., May 16, with substantial changes to improve system‑wide efficiency.

Across the board, TCAT's Service Development and Operations departments have focused on adjusting times on all routes in response to increased congestion, ongoing construction projects, increased passenger volume. Changes have been made to address problems with late buses and missed trips and will positively impact overall service. ALL ROUTES, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF 31, 75 or 77, HAVE BEEN CHANGED. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR SCHEDULES.

Major changes include those to Routes:  11, 14, and the Cornell Campus shuttles (Routes: 81, 82 and 83.) .Cornell Transportation Services staff is providing more detailed information to the Cornell community regarding the campus shuttles via various internal and external communications outlets.

Individual schedules will be posted here online at www.tcatbus.com,  by clicking on "routes" at the top of the home page, effective Jan. 11. Printed versions of the TCAT Winter‑Spring Schedules & Service Guide will be distributed at key TCAT bus shelters and outlets in the coming days. The guide is now posted online here on TCAT's home page in center.

Printed versions of the guide will also be available soon at TCAT's administrative offices, 737 Willow Ave., Ithaca, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Or, anyone needing printed guides or schedules can give TCAT a call at (607)277‑RIDE (7433) or email tcat@tcatmail.com and TCAT will mail them to passengers.

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