Every bus system is a little different, so riding TCAT for the first time can be a little intimidating, even for a seasoned rider coming from another city. You might even be a little nervous about riding the bus because you are not quite sure how to use the system. Here are some tips and instructional videos to help you get started!
Videos to help you get started: Bus Basics, Bus Basics for Wheelchair Users, How to set up a Tcard account with TCAT, and Using the Bicycle Rack
How do I board a TCAT bus? What does a TCAT bus stop sign look like? What is a destination sign and what information does it give me? How does the driver know where to let me off the bus? Answers to these questions and other tips to get started riding the bus.
Way2Go’s Transportation Ambassadors are part of a new program designed to help you enjoy the many transportation options offered in Tompkins County. Riding the bus or using Gadabout, ADA paratransit or Ithaca Carshare is easy when you work with a Transportation Ambassador. If you are hesitant to use public transit because of unfamiliarity with how it works, a Transportation Ambassador can help! – See more at: http://ccetompkins.org/community/way2go/transportation-ambassador-program
Way2Go offers a range of educational materials, opportunities to collaborate, presentations, and workshops for seniors including “Transportation Options For Seniors” and “Bus(t) a Move, Discover TCAT”