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Today is Monday, April 21st, 2014

Winter in Ithaca

Safely getting you through rough weather

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


TCAT to hire forensic auditor

April 4, 2014

Firm will examine the circumstances surrounding alleged larceny charges filed against a former TCAT employee.

KyuJung Whang named TCAT board chair

January 1, 2014

...we look forward to working closely with Kyu and plan to take advantage of his vast array of experience and knowledge as we strive to meet capacity in the face of growing ridership."

Outbound fare cut in Zone 2 only effec. 1/12/14

January 1, 2014

The new policy is aimed at providing financial relief to those making round trips within the rural zone.

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Click on the image to download the Winter & Spring 2014 Service Guide now!

The 72 page book includes all of the latest service changes and is your complete printed source of TCAT schedule information.

About Google Transit and Mobile Apps: A Work in Progress at TCAT


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!




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Updated Fri, Apr. 18

TCAT: Normal service on Easter Day 4/20/14

TCAT is operating a normal schedule on Easter Day, Sunday, April 20.

Route 41 & 74 detour effective 4/21/14

Due to construction on Hanshaw Road, the fixed route portion of Route 41 and the Route 74 (weekend service) will be detoured starting Monday, April 21, until further notice.

Route 41 will not serve the fixed route portion between Sapsucker Woods Road and the Dairy Bar. Passengers can pick up Rts. 30 or 32 at Triphammer@ Hanshaw.

Route 74 (weekend service) inbound will not serve Salem Drive, Winston Court or Muriel St. The bus stop is relocated to Warren@ at Dewitt Middle School.

TCAT apologizes for any inconvenience.

East Ave reduced to one lane effec, 1/8/14

East Avenue on Cornell Campus, between Tower Road and University Ave. will be reduced to one lane both directions starting Wed., Jan. 8 through April 2015.

Use will be restricted to bus, bicycle, pedestrian and construction vehicles. Detour notices for all other vehicles are in place. TCAT expects periodic delays for the duration of this project.