• 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 […]

  • TCAT bus shelters targeted by vandals

    Over the past several weeks, vandals have smashed out several glass panels at six TCAT bus shelters causing inconvenience to riders and costing TCAT thousands of dollars to repair. The recent criminal activity is also prompting TCAT to delay replacing older shelters with more modernized structures to avoid the risk of the new shelters becoming […]

  • Second phase of TCAT’s fall service goes into effect Sun. Oct. 27

    The second phase of TCAT’s fall service rolls out Sun., Oct. 27, with route adjustments and additional trips thanks to the arrival of nine new buses. For route updates and to plan their trips, passengers should refer to online schedules and maps, as well as an amended Fall 2019 TCAT Schedules available here. Printed copies […]

  • TCAT launches three 35-foot buses into service this week

    TCAT this week placed three new Champion buses into service to support high-demand service times. Buses are numbered 1910, 1911 and 1912. Some TCAT passengers this week  have been the first to ride on new smaller buses that the transit agency launched into service this week to help ease overcrowding during peak times. As announced […]

  • TCAT’s fall service starts Sun. Aug. 25; divided into two phases this year

    It’s a bit unusual, but TCAT planners this year are dividing TCAT’s fall service period into two phases to give them more flexibility in improving service sooner rather than later with the impending arrival of nine new replacement buses. The first phase will be from Sun., Aug. 25, through Sat., Oct. 26, followed by a […]

  • Route 31 will be on detour due to Muriel St. closing from 8/12/19 to October

    Due to construction, Muriel St., between Rose Hill Rd. and Hanshaw Rd., is closed, prompting Route 31 to detourt. Construction is expected to be completed sometime in October. TCAT will alert passengers with updates on the construction project. TCAT is unable to serve stops at: 128 Muriel St. stop. Those riders should instead pick up […]

  • Update: Freeville bridge project start date delayed to 7/22/19

    A detour for bridge replacement project over Fall Creek at NYS Rts. 38 and 366 in Freeville for Routes 40, 43 and 74 will remain in effect Mon., July 15, as previously scheduled. However, routes will return to normal service on Tues., July 16 with the detour going back into effect Mon., July 22 – […]

  • It’s official: TCAT flattens fare structure to benefit rural riders

    Geography will no longer factor into the cost of riding a bus in Tompkins County starting in late summer. The TCAT’s Board of Directors unanimously agreed in June to eliminate TCAT’s two-zone fare structure, effective Sun., Aug., 25, the start of TCAT’s fall service period. Fares will cap at $1.50 for a single adult ride […]

  • 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 […]

  • Notice to Vendors/Contractors – 2019 Projects Pipeline (Revised Sept 2019)

    Within the next six months TCAT will be bidding requirements for the following: Chemical fire suppression system Employee Break Area Cabinetry Replacement Concrete Flooring Restoration for our Garage Computer Upgrades Facility Security Cameras Upgrade Generator Replacement Masonry Repairs IT Internal Infrastructure Upgrade Transit Development Plan TSP Feasibility Study This list is subject to change prior […]