Overview:
  • Routes operating the same schedule are: 11S; 13S; 14; 14S; 15: 20; 36; 37 and 53.
  • Routes not operating are:11N; 83; 84 and 93.
  • TCAT’s on-demand, app-based Tconnect 77 serving the Lansing-Etna area will expand service to Lansing Town Hall area.
  • Routes with adjustments are 10, 11, 13, 17, 21; 30, 31, 32, 37, 40; 41; 43 (weekend only); 51, 52, 65, 67, 70, 72, Tconnect 77, 81, 82, 90 and 92

Given the uncertainty of how the pandemic will impact future ridership, TCAT has built in flexibility to add trips on high frequency routes 10 and 82 if and when demand exceeds capacity. As those changes won’t be reflected on published schedules, on Google or other trip planners, riders are urged to check for extra service using TCAT’s bus tracker at TCAT’s Bus Tracker or download the MyStop app.

Links to all routes  effective Sun., Feb. 7, 2021 (with brief description of routes that are changing from current winter service):

10 Cornell/Commons

Timing adjustments. More frequent service (11-minute frequency from 7:30 a.m. through 1 p.m., and 22-minute frequency for all other trips. Trips may be added based on demand. Check TCAT Bus Tracker or myStop app.

11 Ithaca College/Commons

30-minute frequency 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Otherwise hourly service. Added new stop at Vista Lane, between Longview and College Circle.

11S Ithaca College/Southside Shopper

No changes.

13 Commons/ Fall Creek/ IHS/ Ithaca Mall

Timing adjustments to last southbound trip from the mall on weekdays.

13S Commons/ Fall Creek/ Aldi

No changes.

14 Cayuga Medical Center/ West Hill Commons

No changes.

14S West Hill/ Southside Shopping

No changes.

15 Southside Shopping/ Commons 

No changes.

17 TCAT/ Fall Creek/Commons 

Adjustments reflecting changes to other routes.

20 Enfield/Commons

No changes

21 Trumansburg/Commons 

Timing changes. First two weekday trips depart 10 minutes earlier. Second outbound trip is demand drop-off only at Cayuga Medical Center. (Alert bus operator if you wish to be dropped off.)

30 Shops at Ithaca Mall/ Cornell/ Commons 

Frequency increased to every 15 minutes Monday-Friday. Frequency increased to every 30 minutes on Saturdays. (Frequency remains hourly on Sundays.) Timing changes for Sat.-Sun.

31 Convenient Care/ Cornell/ Commons 

Eliminated 7:27 a.m. first inbound trip from Convenient Care. Last outbound trip starts 10 minutes earlier at 8:30 p.m. from Green St. Station.

32 Airport/ Cornell/ Commons

Slight timing adjustments on first trip. Added 8:10 a.m. inbound trip from Northwood. Eliminated 8:44 p.m. inbound trip from Ithaca-Tompkins International Airport.

36 South Lansing/ Cornell/ Commons

No changes.

37 North Lansing/Cornell/Commons

Second trip will stop at Boyce Thompson Institute.

40 Groton/Cornell/Commons 

Last weekday trips depart 8 to 10 minutes later. Last outbound departs 4:40 p.m. from Green St. Station. Last inbound departs Groton Express Mart at 5:22 p.m.

41 Demand & Response Northeast/Cornell/Commons

Eliminated midday trips.

43 Dryden/TC3/Commons (Select trips for Freeville and Groton)

Minor timing adjustments Second afternoon Mon.-Fri. trip departs 2:10 p.m. Second Sat.-Sun. trip starts 5 minutes earlier or 9:35 a.m.

51 Eastern Heights/Cornell/Commons

Service extended later. Last four trips Mon.-Sat. will serve Maple Ave. both inbound and outbound. See route 92 for weekend service to Maple Ave.

52 Caroline-Brooktondale/Cornell/Commons

Minor timing adjustments.

53 Slaterville Rd/ Varna/ Cornell/ Commons

No changes.

65 Danby/Commons

Minor timing adjustments to last weekday trips.

67 Newfield/ Cornell/ Commons

Slight timing adjustment to last Sunday trip.

70 Ithaca Mall/ Cornell/ Commons

Frequency reduced to hourly for early a.m. trips with increased frequency to every 30 minutes starting at 10:30 a.m.

72 Airport/Cornell/Commons

Eliminated last trip Sundays (no 9 p.m. outbound from Green St. Station.)

Tconnect 77 App-based, on-demand service to the Lansing/Etna area

Extended service to Lansing Town Hall area near new apartment complex. See https://tcatbus.com/tconnect/

81 Cornell Campus Service

Timing adjustments. 30-minute frequency in peak direction. (In the off-peak direction, every other trip travels between North Campus and Vet School/Boyce Thompson Institute via express route through Forest Home.

82 Cornell Campus Service/East Hill Office Building

Timing adjustments. 30-minute frequency. Trips may be added if there is increased demand. See TCAT’s bus tracker; MyStop or other apps.

90 Commons/Cornell Night Service

20-minute frequency Monday-Saturday until 9:23 p.m./ northbound and 9:40 p.m./southbound. Sunday frequency remains at every 40-min. Demand drop-off for A Lot Monday-Friday only.

92 Cornell Campus Service/ Nights and Weekends

Service resumes for spring. Added weekend daytime service to East Hill Plaza. See route 51 for service to Honness Lane and Snyder Hill Road.

93 Cornell Campus Service/ Nights and Weekends NOT RUNNING See Route 51 for night service to East Hill Plaza, Honness Lane and Snyder Hill Road.

Printed and online schedules

TCAT no longer prints service guides for mass distribution but links to all spring 2021 schedules and maps will soon be available for download here (replacing what are now current schedules on TCAT’s website.)

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 continues to enforce coronavirus pandemic safety guidelines by requesting riders to wear face coverings. Most recently, TCAT installed permanent barriers adjacent to drivers’ seats to protect both drivers and riders when they are boarding and paying at the farebox. Additionally, TCAT will continue to limit the number of riders to 25 per bus. See TCAT’s Covid frequently asked questions here.