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Today is Sunday, October 26th, 2014

East Hill

TCAT, Inc (Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc.) is a not-for-profit corporation that provides public transportation for Tompkins County New York.


Cornell to up payments for TCAT passes

October 10, 2014

Overall, ridership demand is a good problem to have, but if we can't meet demand due to lack of resources, we fear that trend will go in the opposite direction."

Green St. Station indoor closed through early November

September 9, 2014

"If we are unable to contract with a sub‑tenant by early November, we will hire a temporary staffing agency to supervise the space before cold weather arrives."

IC Students ROCK a TCAT bus

March 3, 2010

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Detours to routes 31, 37, 41 & 74 have ended.
Click on the image to download the Fall 2014 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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Updated Fri, Oct. 24

Rts. 15 & 67 Clinton St. detour lifted effec. Mon. 10/27/14

After more than two months of construction, Clinton Street is re‑opening and both Routes 15 and 67 will return to normal and service Clinton St. and Plain St. in both directions, effective Mon., Oct. 27.

Please note: Rt. 15 detour on Old Elmira Road remains in effect until further notice. (see below).

TCAT apologizes for any inconvenience and thanks passengers for their patience during the city's street‑improvement project.

Rt. 15 detour Old Elmira Rd. effective 10/16/14 until further notice

Updated 1:27 p.m. 10/24/14

Due to construction, Route 15  is unable to travel in either direction on "Old Elmira Road" - between S. Plain St. and the Ithaca Shopping Plaza -  and is being detoured onto Wood St. As a result, the Ithaca Shopping Plaza inbound and outbound stops are moved to Wood St. @ S. Meadow St. 

TCAT apologizes for any inconvenience and will keep passengers notified with any updates.