TCAT’s Summer Service goes into effect Sun. 5/21

TCAT’s Rt. 32 to directly serve T.C. County Health Dept. / Summer Rt. 22 service reduced

TCAT’s summer service will be in effect from Sun., May 21, 2017, through Sat., Aug., 19, 2017. TCAT normally reduces service in the summer as most college students, many of whom are TCAT riders, leave the area for summer break.

Passengers should refer to online or printed schedules for specific changes to make sure that they are at their bus stops on time. The TCAT Summer Guide 2017 is available online by clicking here. The printed version will be available in the coming days at TCAT bus shelters, including Green St. Station and Seneca St. Station. Those who wish to have printed schedule mailed to them can call (607) 277-RIDE (7433) or email TCAT at, or stop by the front desk at TCAT, 737 Willow Ave., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Some highlights on what’s new

  • Route 14: As part of TCAT’s ongoing “designated bus stop” project to better clarify bus stop locations for both passengers and bus operators, Route 14 will serve designated stops only. Of TCAT’s 33 routes, 16 already serve designated stops only, including Routes 10, 13, 11, 15, 30, 31,32, 51, 70 (weekend), 72 (weekend), 81, 82, 83, 90, 92 and 93.  Additionally, all routes serve only designated-stops  around the Ithaca Commons loop; Collegetown; Lower Collegetown/ East Hill neighborhood; and both Cornell University and Ithaca College campuses.
  • Route 22: summer service to and from Cass Park, Cayuga Nature Center and Taughannock State Park will resume Mon., June 26, and end Fri., Aug. 18. Route 22 will be unable to serve neither Treman State Park nor Buttermilk State Park. The Route 22 WILL NOT operate on weekends.
  • Route 32: for a trial period will now directly serve Tompkins County Health Department, 55 Brown Road, on selected trips.

Click on routes to see changes:

Route 10:  Eliminated 7:24 a.m. (second) trip from Seneca St. Station. Numerous timing adjustments.

Route 11: Service ends earlier. No late-night loop. Bus departs Hudson @ Pearsall and Hudson @ Grandview one minute earlier. Timing adjustments.

Route 13: Eliminated 7:02 a.m. (first) trip from Green St. Station (Saturdays Only).

Route 14: Added Sunday 9 a.m. trip from Green St. station. Designated stops only.

Route 15:  Eliminated Saturday trips at 2:51 p.m. and 3:51 p.m. from Seneca St. Station.

Route 17: Timing Adjustments.

Route 20: Weekday inbound bus departs Ecovillage three minutes earlier and departs two minutes earlier from Green @ Meadow.

Route 21:  Weekday outbound bus departs a few minutes earlier between Jacksonville and Aubles Trailer Park. On the first two inbound trips, bus departs one minute earlier from Buffalo@ Fulton to Boyce Thompson Institute.  Inbound from Aubles, 2:50 p.m. and 3:47 p.m. trips now depart at 2:45 p.m. and 3:50 p.m.

Route 22: No weekend Service. No service to Treman State Park or Buttermilk State Park.

Route 30: Many timing adjustments.  Friday-only trips adjusted 15 minutes earlier. No weekend service during summer.

Route 31: Late night trip shifted 25 minutes earlier to 10:05 p.m. from Green St. Station. Trips departing from Green St. Station at 4:30 and 5:30pm do not run during the summer.

Route 32: Route now serves the Tompkins County Health Department, resulting in minor timing changes.

Route 36: Eliminated Friday 3:35 p.m. trip from Green Street Station. Inbound p.m. leave Ithaca High School a few minutes earlier.

Route 37: Last trip departs 4:50 p.m. from Seneca St. Station before serving Green St. Station. Route serves Boyce Thomson Institute instead of Vet School all summer due to construction.

Route 40: Outbound timing adjustments. First trip departs Green St. Station at 6:17 a.m. and third trip departs Green St. Station at 8:16 a.m. Route no longer serves the Groton Food Hub. Inbound timing adjustments. Last morning trip departs Groton Express Mart at 8:50 a.m. Afternoon trips depart Groton Express Mart at 5:14 p.m. and 5:57 p.m.

Route 43:  Later departures: Outbound 4:35 p.m. trip from Green St. Station now departs later at 4:45 p.m…  Inbound 5:32 p.m. trip departs later from TC3 at 5:40 pm. Earlier departures: Inbound trips departing TC3 at 7:20am, 3:27pm, and 8:07 pm now depart a few minutes earlier at 7:18am, 3:24pm, and 8:03 p.m. Eliminated outbound 7:17 p.m. stop at Keith @ Lake due to lack of ridership.

Route 51: Timing Adjustments. Due to construction, TCAT will be unable to stop at the Vet School during the summer. Stop will be relocated across the street from the Dairy Bar. Route will depart a couple of minutes earlier, inbound, from Uris Hall Across the Street. On Saturday and Sunday, Route 51 will serve Maple Ave. during the summer.

Route 52: Timing adjustments on many trips. Slightly earlier departures in both inbound and outbound directions.

Route 65:  Route will no longer serve South Hill Business Park. Added 8:35 a.m. outbound trip departing Aurora St. @ Commons.  Outbound 11:45 a.m. and 1:18 p.m. trips combined to one trip at 12:02 p.m. departing Vet school. Added 8:50 a.m. inbound trip departing Hillside View Trailer Park.  Inbound 12:20 p.m. and 1:50 p.m. trip departing Hillside View Trailer Park combined into one trip departing at 12:32 p.m.

Route 67: Inbound 5:51 a.m. and 7:01 a.m. trips will not serve Spencer Rd. and Ithaca Shopping Plaza.  Outbound 6:40 a.m. and 7:50 a.m. trips from Seneca St. Station will now depart earlier at 6:37 a.m. and 7:45 a.m… Outbound 2:38 p.m. trip from Vet School will now depart later at 2:48 p.m.  Inbound 3:14 p.m. trip from Newfield Central School will depart later at 3:24 p.m. On Saturday, outbound 11:28 a.m. trip will depart earlier from Green St. Station at 11: 25 a.m…

Route 72: Eliminated trips after 9 p.m for summer.

Route 81: Numerous timing adjustments and trips cut for summer. Note that the 82 serves A Lot on every Southbound trip of the 82, so A Lot riders will have good coverage during the summer.

Route 82: Reduced service. Route frequency reduced to every 15 minutes for summer.

Route 83: No service. Route does not operate in summer.

Route 90: Service ends earlier Monday through Thursday with last departure from Seneca St. Station at 11:56 p.m. and from Green St. Station at midnight. On Friday, last departure from Seneca St. Station at 1:26 a.m. and from Green St. Station at 1:30 a.m.

Route 92: Reduced Service. No Sunday service for summer. No daytime service on Saturday. Due to construction, TCAT will be unable to stop at the Vet School during the summer. Stop will be relocated across the street from the Dairy Bar.

Route 93: No service. Route does not operate in summer.

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