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Today is Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

On The Move

Zipping along, hybrid-style

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 Mon, Oct. 20

Downtown Salvation Army Bus Stop Detour Ended 10/15/14

Albany Street, between State St. and Green St., has been re‑opened following construction.
The downtown Salvation Army bus stop is now re‑open to all routes serving that stop. 
TCAT thanks its passengers for their patience during the detour.

Rt. 15 detour effective 10/16/14‑10/24/14

Elmira Road will be reduced to one‑way (northbound only) due to a city construction project starting Thurs., Oct. 16, and scheduled for completion by Fri., Oct. 24.

Route 15 outbound will be unable to travel the portion of the road, referred to as the "Old Elmira Road" - between S. Plain St. and the Ithaca Shopping Plaza -  and will be detoured onto Wood St. As a result, the Ithaca Shopping Plaza outbound stop only will be moved to Wood St. @ S. Meadow St. The inbound stop will not be impacted.

TCAT apologizes for any inconvenience and will keep passengers notified with any updates.

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.