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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

A Special Notice to Our Route 31 Passengers

August 8, 2014

Please know that TCAT staff and our bus operators are just as eager for all the routes to return to normal as soon as possible...

TCAT Fall Service effec. 8/24/14 (UPDATED 8/21/14)

August 8, 2014

As the year‑long Hanshaw Road construction project has been delayed indefinitely, Routes 31, 37, 41 and 74 will retain the same routing....

Request for Proposal: Integrated CAD/AVL System

July 7, 2014

The overall project objective is to deploy a set of integrated technologies to provide better service management, asset performance, operational plans/schedules, and customer information.

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* Important Change: The Hanshaw Road construction project has been unexpectedly delayed. The county highway department is projecting eight extra weeks, though there is no assured date for completion. Contrary to information in the printed schedule & service guide, normal routing for routes 31, 37, 41 and 74 will NOT resume on August 24. Route 31 will remain on detour routing through January 10, 2015 due to the necessary timing changes. Routes 37, 41 and 74 will maintain detour routing until construction ends and the westbound lane of Hanshaw is open to traffic. These changes are reflected in this PDF version of the 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 Thu, Aug. 28

TCAT buses in service for Labor Day 9/1/14

TCAT will operate regular weekday service on Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 1, but offices will be closed in observance of the holiday. 
TCAT's customer service desk and administrative offices will re‑open with normal hours (8 a.m.‑5 p.m.)  Tues., Sept. 2.

Tower Road detour lifted 8/21/14

After nearly three months of construction, Tower Road is re‑opening to two‑way traffic and TCAT will resume normal routing, effective Thurs., Aug. 21.
The following temporary stops will return to their normal stops: Barton Hall back to Corson Mudd; Bartels Hall back to Bradfield Hall; and Campus @ Wing back to the Dairy Bar.

2014 Fall service starts Sun. 8/24/14

Revised 6:40 p.m. 8/21/14. TCAT today decided to retain Route 31 service as it has been over the past year (with minor timing changes) for the entire service period ending Jan. 10.

TCAT's fall service, along with typical academic‑year changes, will be in effect from Sun. Aug. 24 ‑ Sat., Jan. 10. 
TCAT has made some minor adjustments to improve efficiency. Passengers should refer to the printed or online schedules for specific changes.  All new schedules and the TCAT Fall Schedules & Service Guide will be posted on TCAT's home page at www.tcatbus.com on Sunday. The fall service guide will also be distributed at key TCAT bus shelters, including Green Street Station and Seneca Street Station, later this week.

Important message:

 As the year‑long Hanshaw Road construction project has been now delayed  indefinitely (latest notification eight weeks), Routes 31, 37, 41 and 74 will retain the same routing that has been in place over the past year. The unexpected delay notification came to TCAT following the mass printing of the 2014 Fall Schedules & Service Guide, which indicates that the post‑construction route changes will go into effect Sun., Aug. 24. TCAT will keep passengers updated via its website; Facebook: (Everything TCAT) and Twitter, (TCATrides); signage at shelters; and handouts with this information to eventually include the exact date when the post‑construction routing changes will go into effect for Routes 37, 41 and 74 only. Route 31 will retain the same routing (with slight timing adjustments) that has been in place this past year for the entire fall service period ending Jan. 10.
TCAT apologizes for any inconvenience.

To view schedule changes, please refer to the full press release under the news section on the left side of the TCAT homepage. All routes will be updated on the TCAT home page on Aug. 24. ALSO PLEASE SEE SPECIAL NOTICE updated 8/22/ 14 to Route 31 passengers on left side of home page under news section.

There are no changes to the following routes:  10, 14, 15, 20, 21, 36, 40, 43, 52, 53, 65, 67, 70, 72, 75, 77, 81, 82

Route 67 & 15 Detours effec. 8/18/14

Beginning Mon., Aug. 18 and until further notice, the inbound Route 67 stop at Clinton West Plaza will be relocated to Green @ Corn due to construction.  The outbound stop will be relocated to State St. @ Plain St. or NYS Rt. 13 @ Tops.

All Route 15 stops between N. Titus St. and Clinton St. will be relocated to N. Titus St. @ Plain.

TCAT apologizes for any inconvenience.