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Today is Monday, December 22nd, 2014


On one of our hybrid buses

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


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.

TCAT 2014‑2015 Holiday Service Schedule

December 12, 2014

No service Christmas Day or New Year's Day.

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."

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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 Tue, Dec. 16

CU Stocking Hall bus stop moved effec. 12/16/14

Due to construction effective Tues., Dec. 16 until further notice, the  Stocking Hall bus stop on Cornell University's campus will be temporarily relocated to Tower Road @ Judd Falls Road impacting the following: Routes 20, 21, 31, 36, 37, 40, 41, 43, 51, 52, 53, 65,  67, 75, 81, 82, 92.


TCAT 2014‑2015 Holiday Service Schedule

TCAT will not operate and administrative offices will be closed both on Christmas Day, Thurs., Dec. 25, and on New Year's Day, Thurs., Jan. 1, so that all employees can enjoy time with their family and friends.

Service will end early both Wed., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, and Wed., Jan. 31, New Year's Eve.

In addition, TCAT will have reduced service throughout the holiday season starting Sat., Dec. 20, 2014, with normal service resuming Sat., Jan. 3, 2015.

Schedules will be posted on buses and at key shelters. For specific details, please see schedule under TCAT News to the left side of the home page.

Route 15 detour until further notice

The inbound Route 15 will be on detour until further notice. Inbound Route 15 bus stops at Plain @ Center and Plain @ Clinton will be moved to Albany @ Clinton.