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Today is Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

TCAT in Autumn

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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

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."

Route 31 & 37: New Detour. Routes 41 & 74 Back to normal 9/29/14

September 9, 2014

As the Hanshaw Road detour ends another project is beginning, which will require routes 31 & 37 to detour again. Routes 41 & 74 will return to normal on Monday, September 29, 2014 however, Routes 31 & 37 are now  affected by another (and different) detour effective Monday, September 29 through Thursday, October 9.

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.

How to videos

Get the 2014 Ride Guide

Click on the image to download the Fall 2014 Service Guide updated to reflect current detour!

* Important Change: As the Hanshaw Road detour ends another project is beginning, which will require routes 31 & 37 to detour again. Routes 41 & 74 will return to normal on Monday, September 29, 2014 however, Routes 31 & 37 are now  affected by another (and different) detour effective Monday, September 29 through Thursday, October 9. These changes are reflected in this PDF version of the guide.
Click here for more details about this detour.

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 Tue, Sep. 30

Green St. Station indoor closed through early November

Effective today, Sept. 30, 2014, TCAT, Inc. has temporarily closed its Green Street Station indoor passenger waiting area until early November.

TCAT Routes 31 & 37 Detour Effective 9/29/14

Due to construction on Pleasant Grove Road between Forest Home Drive and Cradit Farm Road, Routes 31 & 37 will be affected by another (and different) detour effective Monday, September 29, 2014 through Thursday, October 9, 2014. 
Click here for complete details

Routes 41 & 74 Back to normal 9/29/14

Hanshaw Road is now open to two‑way traffic. Long‑term northeast Ithaca alignment detour will return to pre‑construction routing for Route 41 on Monday, September 29 and Route 74 on Saturday, October 4.

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.