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Today is Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Heading West down State St.

Sunset in Ithaca

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


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."

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."

IC Students ROCK a TCAT bus

March 3, 2010

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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 Thu, Nov. 20

Thanksgiving Day, "Black Friday" Schedule

TCAT will not operate service and administrative offices will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thurs., Nov. 27, so that all TCAT employees can enjoy the holiday with family and friends.

On Friday, Nov. 28, TCAT routes will operate on a modified schedule. Administrative offices will be re‑open with normal hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ø  Routes 10, 81, 83, 90, 92 and 93 will not operate.
Ø  Routes 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 30, 40, 41, 51, 52, 53, 65 and 67 will operate as normal.
Ø  Routes 11, 17, 31, 32, 36, 37, 43 and 82 will operate on adjusted schedules as follows:

Rt. 11:  Last trip departs Seneca St. at 10:21 p.m. and ending at Seneca St. at 10:53 p.m. (Last trip from Roy Park School at 10:47 p.m.)

Rt. 17: Normal service on routes that are scheduled to operate.

Rt. 31: No 10:40 p.m. trip from Green St.

Rt. 32: No 10:15 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. trips from Green Street (and no 10:50 p.m. from airport.)

Rt. 36:  No 7:10 a.m., 3:35 p.m. and 4:35 p.m. trips from Green Street (and no 7:40 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. from Lansing Fire Co. No. 3.)

Rt. 37: No 7:04 a.m. and 4:16 p.m. trips from Green Street (and no 7:43 a.m. and 4:55 p.m. from Lansing Fire Station No. 4.)

Rt. 43: No 6:55 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. express trips from Green Street (and no 7:18 a.m. and 5:02 p.m. from TC3/ Dryden.)

Rt. 82:  Trips will depart Hasbrouck  :30 minutes on the hour. Trips departing :00; :15; and :45 on the hour will not operate.

Normal service resumes Sat., Nov. 29.