• TCAT Transit Development Plan 2020: Many ways to share your ideas!

    TCAT is seeking public input to inform its Transit Development Plan (TDP) 2020, a comprehensive assessment of its bus network with the ultimate goal of improving and growing service. The initial public part of the TDP kicked off  on Oct. 14, but that was just the beginning. There are still so many ways to offer TCAT Read More »

  • TCAT Fall 2020 Schedules and Maps

    UPDATED 9/21/20 PLEASE NOTE: Routes 10, 30, 51, 70 and 90 will resume using College Ave. starting noon Tues., Sept. 22. (Please note, there could be sporadic delays due to continuing construction-related work on College Ave.)   Route 13: Added a demand stop for Aldi. Route 14 on detour due to construction on Sunrise. Route is Read More »

  • Face coverings key to giving riders’ confidence in public transit   

    The majority of TCAT riders agree with a recently beefed-up state mandate that says that people using public transportation must wear face coverings, a recent survey suggests. More than 200 people, the majority of whom identified as TCAT riders, responded to an informal online survey TCAT launched in June. The intent of the questionnaire was Read More »

  • TCAT to start route 22 Wed.-Sat. service until Sat. 8/15/20

    TCAT is launching a Wed.-Sat. route 22 route to local parks July 22 through Aug. 15. See schedule. The route will begin after 9 a.m. and end late afternoon traveling to and from Ithaca Commons and Taughannock State Park, serving northwest destinations to include the Ithaca Children’s Garden and Cass Park. In the city’s northeast, Read More »

  • Coronavirus update: TCAT extends no-fare policy through Sept. 5

    The TCAT Board of Directors voted unanimously to extend TCAT’s no-fare policy through Sat., Sept. 5, to continue the practice of social distancing between drivers and riders. At their regularly scheduled meeting Thurs., June 25, board members voted for the third time since the policy first went into effect March 20, just as confirmed reports Read More »

  • “We stand together” for social justice and equity

    Joint statement by: TCAT General Manager Scot Vanderpool & LeVon Brewer, UAW Local 2300 Unit President   The senseless killing of George Floyd is a painful reminder that our nation has still not found a way to honor the fundamental right for everyone to be treated justly and equally.  We are forced once again to Read More »

  • TCAT & the Coronavirus Pandemic & Frequently Asked Questions

      A message from TCAT General Manager Scot Vanderpool: Rest assured, safety is TCAT’s top concern. As the coronavirus pandemic persists, TCAT continues to follow strict preventative measures as advised by health and industry experts to help keep passengers and employees safe. If we are going to win this battle against Covid-19, we need to Read More »

  • Winter-Spring service effective Sun. 1/19/20

    TCAT’s winter-spring service will be in effect from Sun., Jan. 19, through Sat., May 23, with mostly minor changes and a return to full operations following reduced service during the holiday break. Passengers should check online or printed schedules for specific changes to make sure when to be at their stops. The Winter/Spring 2020 TCAT Read More »

  • TCAT Board favors airport area to build new facility

    The TCAT Board of Directors voted Thurs., Dec. 5, at its regularly scheduled meeting to place its focus on the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport area as the location of its new facility. Following a site selection report from Wendel consultants, the final choice among seven locations was down to either the airport area at Warren Read More »

  • Where to check for weather-related service announcements

    IF and WHEN bad weather strikes, please check the alerts section of our website or the Public Services Messages on TCAT’s Bus Tracker (on bottom left) for updates regarding snow detours and canceled service. You can also download the MyStop app for your mobile device and view or register to receive rider alerts and public Read More »

  • Number of year-to-date passenger trips hit 4 million mark

    As the year winds down TCAT’s ridership continues to edge upward. And for the first time in five years, TCAT is exceeding previous-year numbers, thanks to Cornell University riders. On Thurs. afternoon, Dec. 6, year-to-date ridership hit the 4 million mark, a numerical threshold TCAT first met in 2012 and was since able to maintain Read More »