• TCAT Helps State Celebrate Taughannock Falls State Park Learn to Swim Program

    Acting General Manager Alice Eccleston, fourth from left in top photo, holds “learn to swim” poster with NY Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey. In bottom photo, Eccleston, left, chats with Harvey about TCAT’s expanded Route 22. Joined by TCAT Acting General Manager Alice Eccleston and other dignitaries, Commissioner Rose Harvey, New York State Office of Parks, […]

  • Cornell to up payments for CU fares by $500,000 over next three years

    Joint Statement from TCAT and Cornell A Memorandum of Understanding between Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT) and Cornell University was signed in late June formalizing Cornell’s volume discount payments over the next three years, and pledging to begin talks on a new agreement to cover volume discount payments beyond 2018. As previously outlined by […]

  • TCAT’s Route 22 now stops closer to Treman Park’s trailheads and swimming area

    Thanks to the Finger Lakes State Park Region, TCAT’s summer-only Route 22 now has better access to Lower Robert H. Treman State Park. The Finger Lakes State Park Region recently constructed a better entryway into Treman Park so that the Route 22 can pick up and deliver passengers directly at the park’s office. For Route […]

  • TCAT announces “selfie” winners for “Dump the Pump” day

    Ithaca resident Dillon Davis-Tirado, top photo, won first place in TCAT’s “selfie” contest in celebration of the 10th Annual National Dump the Pump Day held Thurs., June 18. The contest called for submittals from TCAT passengers taking photos of themselves “selfies” on a bus or near a TCAT bus. National Dump the Pump Day is […]

  • Tower Road detours in effect 6/8/15 through 8/22/15

    Due to construction on Tower Road, between East Ave., and Wing Drive, numerous routes will be detoured effective Mon., June 8 through TCAT’s summer service period ending Aug. 22. For Routes: 20, 21, 31, 36, 37, 40, 41, 43, 51, 52, 53, 65, 67: all stops on the closed portion of Tower Road as well […]

  • Summer service kicks off Sun. 5/17/15

    TCAT’s summer service will be in effect from Sun., May 17 through Sat., Aug. 22 and include timing improvements resulting from customer feedback, as well as adjustments in anticipation of summer construction detours.

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    The comprehensive TCAT Schedules & Service Guide/ Summer 2015 will be distributed system wide in the coming days at key shelters, to include Green St. Station and Seneca St. Station. To view the ride guide (shown above) click here: TCAT 2015 Summer Schedules and Service Guide. Individual schedules can be downloaded starting Sun., May 17, at the top of the home page above. Or, passengers can pick them up at TCAT, 737 Willow Ave. Passengers can also call TCAT at (607) 277 7433 and schedules or the ride guide will be sent to you via mail.

    Most notable and for the second year in a row, TCAT’s summer-only Route 22 service goes into effect with options to travel to Lower Buttermilk Falls State Park and Lower Robert H. Treman State Park, in addition to Cass Park, Cayuga Nature Center and Taughannock Falls State Park. Route 22 operates seven days a week with weekend service beginning on Sun., May 17 and ending Sun., Sept 6, and weekday service beginning Mon., June 22, and ending Fri., Aug. 21.


    Tower Road Detour: Due to construction, Tower Road will be closed from East Ave to Wing Road beginning on June 8. TCAT will continue to use Tower Road through June 7 and will follow detour routing, via Wing Road and Campus Road, from Monday, June 8 through Saturday, August 22, 2015. Stops at Uris, Kennedy, Corson / Mudd, and Bradfield will be relocated to Campus Rd. Please note that Routes 81 & 82 will NOT be able to stop at Sage Hall, but will instead stop in front of Gates Hall. Please visit the TCAT website at for more details and look for signs at impacted stops.

    Adjustments are as follows:

    Route 11 Extra late night service Thursday through Saturday will operate every 60 minutes instead of every 30 minutes. Last trip to Ithaca College from Seneca St. Station will depart at 1:26 a.m. and from Green St. Station at 1:35 a.m.
    Route 30 No weekend service. Note: Route 70 will offer weekend service from the Ithaca Commons, through Cornell University campus and to the Shops at Ithaca Mall.
    Route 31 No 10:40 p.m. trip from Green Street Station. Route will resume first two a.m. trips to Convenient Care.
    Route 51 Weekend route to resume on Maple Avenue (for summer only).
    Route 52 Third and fourth a.m. trips will operate five minutes earlier to make it easier for passengers to transfer to other buses downtown.
    Route 81 Will no longer serve Vet School and Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) stops to maintain on-time departures from A Lot. (See Route 82 below).
    Route 82 Will now provide Vet School and BTI stops with 10-minute frequency throughout the day. Vet School across the street from B-Lot will have additional rush hour trips with 10 minute frequencies from 7:08 a.m. through 8:58 a.m. and again from 3:32 p.m. through 5:22 p.m., in response to customer feedback.
    Route 83 No summer service.
    Route 92 No summer service.
    Route 93 No summer Sunday service.

  • TCAT, Inc. Helps State Celebrate Start of Taughannock Falls State Park Overlook Revitalization

    From left to right: TCAT Board Chair Frank Proto: TCAT Service Development Manager Doug Swarts; TCAT Acting General Alice Eccleston: NY State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey; NY State Finger Lakes Region Director Fred Bonn; TCAT Service Analyst Matt Yarrow. TCAT Board Chairman Frank Proto and TCAT Acting General Manager Alice Eccleston joined numerous dignitaries, including […]

  • TCAT Needs Your Help!

    Contact your State Senators and Assembly members to request that they support increased transit funding for TCAT and transit agencies across New York in the state budget. TCAT and its state transit association, the New York Public Transit Association, need the help of all our transit systems, business partners and stakeholders. The State Senate and […]

  • TCAT bus operators lauded for action in alleged abduction

    TCAT Transit Supervisors Mike Smith and Phil Smith today lauded the actions of two TCAT bus operators who acted on a New York State Amber Alert, which led to the safe custody of two children allegedly abducted by their father in Tompkins County Tuesday afternoon. Upon learning about the alleged abduction via an Amber Alert, […]

  • NYPTA Releases Report On Transit Infrastructure Needs

    Additional Investment Needed to Preserve and Expand Transit in Upstate & Downstate Communities For Immediate Release Contact: Carm Basile, NYPTA President (518) 437-6840 Bill Carpenter, NYPTA Vice President (585) 654-0607 Robert Zerrillo, NYPTA Policy Director (518) 434-9060 Albany, NY — The New York Public Transit Association (NYPTA) released a report today documenting […]

  • Cornell to up payments for TCAT passes

    TCAT is pleased to announce that Cornell University has committed to increase its fare payment to TCAT, Inc. for the next three years by a total of $1,125,000. At present, Cornell pays nearly $2.6 million each year via a volume discount plan for passes added to ID cards for students, employees and retirees either via […]