TCAT ramps up for its fall service period effective Sun., 8/22/21

More service, changes to meet the needs of students returning to local campuses and in response to rider feedback

August 18, 2021

Last updated 10 a.m. Fri., Aug. 20

TCAT’s fall service will be in effect from Sun. Aug. 22 through Sat., Jan. 22, with more trips added to accommodate the needs of students returning to campus and to respond to rider feedback.

Planners slightly changed some rural routes, but added more frequent and late-night trips to urban and campus routes.

Printed and online schedules

TCAT no longer prints service guides for mass distribution but links to all fall 2021 schedules and maps are available for download to replace current schedules. Current schedules are here.  The comprehensive Fall 2021 Schedules & Information Guide with all schedules is available here.

Information for Cornell, Ithaca College and TC3 students can be found here. Riders or organizations desiring printed schedules can call TCAT at (607) 277-RIDE (7433); email staff at tcat@tcatmail.com; or mail a request to TCAT, 737 Willow Ave., Ithaca, NY, 14850, marked “schedule request.” (Please remember to provide a return mailing address.)

TCAT advises riders to check for updates before boarding by using TCAT’s trip planners. See below:

As of now, full seating capacity is allowed on buses, but TCAT continues to enforce coronavirus pandemic safety guidelines to include requiring riders to wear face coverings, per the federal guidelines. See pandemic frequently-asked-questions here.

  • Route 10 (Commons/Cornell Loop) Mon.-Fri. only

Substantial increase in service due to higher frequency with most trips operating every 10 min. Service runs 7:10 a.m. through 6:50 p.m. starting from Seneca St. Station.

Note: Route will continue using Stewart Ave., instead of College Ave.

  • Route 11 (Ithaca College/Commons) Mon.-Sun.

Substantial increase in service with 30 min. frequency at peak times on weekdays and hourly from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Late-night Fri-Sat. service; and weekend one-seat ride to and from IC Southwest Shopping on the Route 15. (No 11S.)

  • Route 13 (Commons/ Fall Creek/Stewart Park) Mon.-Sun.

Same as summer.

 Note: Some trips will continue to serve Shops at Ithaca Mall indicated by front destination signs on buses

  •  Route 13S (Commons/Fall Creek/ Aldi) Mon.-Sun.

Same as summer.

  •  Route 14 (Cayuga Medical Center/West Hill/Commons) Mon.-Sun.

Same as summer.

  •  Route 14S (West Hill/ Southside Shopping/ Commons) Mon.-Sun.

Same as summer.

  •  Route 15 (Southside Shopping/Commons) Mon. Sun.

Some timing changes. Eliminated 1:03 p.m. outbound trip from Green St. Station. Additional weekend trips to accommodate shoppers. Select weekend outbound trips changed to a one-seat ride via Route 11 to Ithaca College.

  •  Route 17 (TCAT/ Fall Creek/ Commons) Mon.-Sun.

Changes to accommodate adjusted routes.

  •  Route 20 (Enfield/Commons) Mon.-Sun.

Slight timing changes.

Note: first Sat.-Sun. trip has a demand stop at Bock Harvey Nature Preserve and Upper Treman State Park. Ask driver to stop. To return to downtown, see Route 67 service from the Lower Treman stop (Elmira Rd. @ Enfield Creek Bridge) just after 10:30 a.m. Please see TCAT to Trails map here.

  •  Route 21 (Trumansburg/ Jacksonville/ Commons) Mon.-Sun.

Timing changes.

Note: Still on detour due to construction on Trumansburg Rd./ NYS Rte. 96 between Krum’s Corner and Wilkins roads, route using Iradell Rd. and Krum’s Corner Rd. in both directions.

  •  Route 30 (Ithaca Mall/Cornell/Commons) Mon.-Sun.

Timing changes with some later service. Continue 15-min. frequency most weekday trips and 30-min. frequency most weekend trips.

Note:  For the first part of the fall service period, route will not use College Ave and be rerouted outbound using Mitchell St. to Ithaca Rd to Oak Ave. Inbound will use College Ave. to Dryden Rd. to Elmwood Ave. to Fairmount Ave. to Ithaca Rd.

Rerouting continues on Jessup and Pleasant Grove. See Route 31/41 for service to Highland and the Parkway. (Also, Route 70 discontinued since summer.) 

  •  Route 31-41 Service is a combination of previous routes 31 and 41. Serves Cornell/ Northeast Ithaca/ Sapsucker Rd./ Lower Creek Rd. and Etna Rd.

Mon.-Fri. only

Every other midday trip will skip Creekwood Apts./ Etna loop. Substantial timing changes with trips many trips departing earlier than summer schedule. Be sure to check updated schedule.

Route will now  serve Guthrie every two hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For service to Convenient Care see Route 32.

Note: To go downtown, riders are advised to pick up Routes 10 or 30 at Sage Hall.

  •  Route 32 (Airport/Cornell/Commons) Mon.Sun.

Timing changes.

Outbound  Route will continue demand service to Convenient Care on weekdays only.(For demand stops, please pull yellow cord to alert driver).

Inbound added 8:10 a.m. trip from Ithaca-Tompkins International Airport with several trips leaving a few minutes earlier. Scheduled stops at Convenient Care every hour on weekdays from 10:50 a.m. through 5:50 p.m.

 Note: Route 72 discontinued since early summer.

  •  Route 36: (South Lansing/Cornell Commons) Mon.-Fri.

Timing changes.

Demand stop added to the Islamic Center after serving Lansing Town Hall at 12:30 p.m. (please pull yellow cord to alert driver.) Added one 1:40 p.m. Friday-only outbound trip starting from Green St. Station.

Added one Friday-only inbound trip starting 2:11 p.m. from Lansing Town Hall, which will then circle block using E. Shore Dr., Cayuga Vista and Woodsedge roads and serve Islamic Center, before continuing to Shops at Ithaca Mall, Goldwin Smith and back to the Commons.

Note: See Tconnect 77 for weekend service.

  •  Route 37 (North Lansing/Cornell/Commons) Mon.-Fri.

Timing changes.

Note: See Tconnect 77 for weekend service.

  •  Route 40 (Groton/Cornell/Commons) Mon.-Fri.

Timing changes. Trip arriving at Vet School at 4:39 p.m. turns into a one-seat ride; the Route 65 departs Vet School at 4:41 p.m. to head downtown.

 Note: Route will stop at the new Freeville Station Park Stop on select trips.

  •  Route 43 (Groton/Freeville/Dryden/TC3/Cornell/Commons) Mon.-Sun.

Timing changes on select trips. The inbound trip arriving at Vet School at 5:36 p.m. turns into a one-seat ride; the Route 21 to downtown and Trumansburg. Route will stop at the new Freeville Station Park stop on trips from Groton.

Those living too far from the Route 43 bus stop should check out Tconnect Dryden, the new on-demand, app-based service operating Mon.-Fri.

  •  Route 51 (Eastern Heights/Cornell/Commons Loop) Mon.-Sun.

Added two later trips on weekdays 10:32 p.m. and 11:32 p.m. from Green St. Station in outbound direction and two later trips 10:55 p.m. and 11:55 p.m. from Skyvue @ Snyder Hill in inbound direction.

 Note: Route will continue to serve Maple  Ave. on evening weekdays and all day weekends. Route will continue to use Stewart Ave. instead of College Ave. due to construction.

  •  Route 52 (Caroline/Brooktondale/Cornell/Commons) Mon. -Sun.

Timing changes on select trips.

  •  Route 53 (Slaterville Rd/Varna/Cornell/Commons) Mon.-Fri. only

Timing changes on select trips.

Timing changes on select trips.

  •  Route 67 (Newfield/Cornell/Commons) Mon. Sun.

Timing changes, some trips several minutes earlier. Added two early morning weekday trips.

  • Route 70 (Ithaca Mall/Cornell/Commons)

Has been discontinued since summer. (see route 30)

  •  Route 72 (Airport/Cornell/ Commons)

Has been discontinued since summer. (See route 32.)

  •  Tconnect 77 (App-based, on-demand Northeast Ithaca/ Lansing/Etna) Sat.-Sun. only.

No change from summer schedule. See Tconnect 77 schedule.

  •  Route 81 (Cornell Campus) Mon.Fri. only

Substantial increase in service with 10-min. frequency on most trips.

  •  Route 82 (Cornell Campus) Mon.-Fri. only.

Substantial increase in service with 15-min. frequency on most trips.

  • Route 83 (Cornell Campus) Mon.-Fri. only

Service returns. Southbound trips every 30 min. from Highland @ Wyckoff  8:11 a.m. through 4:11 p.m. to Goldwin Smith Hall/ Stewart @ University. Northbound trips every hour from Stewart @ University 7:57 a.m. through 3:57 p.m. to Baker Flagpole/ Uris Hall/ Highland@Wyckoff

  •  Route 90 (Cornell/Collegetown/ North Campus Night Service) -Sun.

Service returns for academic year with Fri.-Sat. late-night service.

Note:  For the first part of the fall service period, route will not use College Ave and be rerouted outbound using Mitchell St. to Ithaca Rd to Oak Ave. Inbound will use College Ave. to Dryden Rd. to Elmwood Ave. to Fairmount Ave. to Ithaca Rd.

  •  Route 92 (Cornell Campus/Night Service)

Service returns for academic year.

  •  Route 93 not running. See Route 51 for service to Eastern Heights.

 

 

 

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