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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.
Researchers have shown that young people are at the leading edge of a national trend of decreasing car miles traveled...
...you must make your interest known in writing by May 24, 2013.
Going off schedule is never a good thing for drivers and passengers alike, but Jack Shawley, a father of two, wasn't about to leave the boy alone.
TCAT, Inc. gets many requests from its valued passengers to provide service data to Google Transit and to offer mobile app capability and real time information.
We have long realized this would be a tremendous benefit for our passengers and for TCAT's visibility as well. At present, we are working behind the scenes to assess our information technology and data management needs in several areas. When our study is complete, we hope to implement a system that can export service data in GTFS format for Google Transit. This would enable smartphone apps and other third party technologies to easily convey our transit data, including real time service information to alert passengers about such things as weather related or sudden traffic delays.
The reason that TCAT does not have this technology is not because of a lack of interest or lack of willing developers, but rather from the lack of the necessary scheduling data and available bus tracking data upon which such applications depend. TCAT currently maintains service related data manually, and a robust, automated data management and generation system would need to be in place before we could embark on projects that rely on large amounts of accurate, real-time information.
To that end, the current IT and data management needs study will specifically identify these needs and implement appropriate solutions. Once these steps have been taken, we will be in a position to develop these popular and useful tools for our passengers, and we very much look forward to doing so!
Updated Thu, May. 23
Cornell University's 145th Commencement ceremony starting at 11 a.m. will prompt the detour of Route 51 all day Sunday, May 27.
Ø Route 51 outbound coming from downtown will stop at Tompkins Trust Co. just before (and instead of) the stop at College Ave. @ Dryden Rd. and will bypass all stops until Fairview Apartments (Maple Ave.).
Ø Route 51inbound to downtown will serve the stop at Fairview Apartments (Maple Ave.) and will bypass all stops until College Ave. @ Dryden Rd.
For those attending Sunday's commencement at Schoellkopf Field, TCAT will be providing service from
both A Lot, TRB/ or K Lot and B Lot (outlying parking lots) starting at 7 a.m. to
and from the stadium as well as to other stops on campus in between. In addition, a campus shuttle will provide bus
service to and from West Campus.
TCAT will not operate service and administrative offices will be closed
on Mon., May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Service will resume and offices
will reopen Tuesday, May 28.
TCAT operates 360 days a year with the exception of Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
TCAT's summer service will be in effect from Sun., May 19 through Sun., Aug. 24.
Along with individualized passenger notifications handed out to passengers on adjusted routes and summary schedules posted at key shelters, the comprehensive TCAT Schedules & Service Guide/ Summer 2013 will be distributed system‑wide in the coming days.
Changes are as
Route 11 Late‑night service is every 60 minutes instead of every 30 minutes. Last trip from
Green St. Station to Ithaca College departs at 1:30 a.m.
Route 20 Some timing adjustments by a few minutes later.
Route 21 Some timing adjustments up to five minutes earlier, effective Mon., May 20.
Route 22 (weekdays only) service from Green St. Station to points between Cass Park and
Taughannock Falls State Park from Mon., June 24 through Fri., Aug 16.
Route 30 No service on weekend. Note: Route 70 offers weekend service between the Commons and Shops at Ithaca Mall.
Route 31 No 10:40 p.m. trip from Green Street Station.
Route 36 Some P.M. timing adjustments by a few minutes later.
Route 37 Morning trips
inbound and outbound trips a few minutes earlier. Other trips a few minutes later.
Route 40 Some timing adjustments by a few minutes earlier, effective Mon., May 20.
Route 43 Some timing adjustments by a few minutes later.
Route 52 Timing adjustments by up to two minutes earlier.
Route 53 P.M. timing adjustments from Ellis Hollow @ Genung by a few minutes later.
Route 65 Timing adjustments by a few to five minutes earlier, effective Mon., May 20.
Route 67 P.M. timing adjustments by a few minutes later from Clinton St. @ Corn St. onward.
Route 83 No service.
Route 90 Late‑night service operates every 60 minutes instead of every 30 minutes. Last trip from Green St. Station to Cornell departs 2 a.m.
Route 92 No service.
Route 93 No Sunday service.
No changes to the following routes: 10, 13, 14, 15, 32, 41, 51, 70, 72, 74, 75, 77, 81 and 82.