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Today is Wednesday, September 17th, 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.


Routes 31, 37, 41 and 74 update for fall service

September 9, 2014

As soon as managers have assurance that the project is completed and that staff can reasonably accommodate scheduling and get the word out via marketing materials....

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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March 3, 2010

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Click on the image to download the Fall 2014 DETOUR Service Guide!

* 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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Updated Thu, Sep. 11

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.