TCAT Winter-Spring Service goes into effect Sun. 1/21/18

TCAT’s winter-spring service will be in effect from Sun., Jan. 21 through Sat., May 26.

Passengers should refer to schedules for specific changes. The TCAT Winter/Spring 2018 Schedules & Service Guide is posted here. The printed Winter/Spring service guides will be distributed at key TCAT bus shelters, including Green St. Station and Seneca St. Station. Those who wish to have a printed schedule mailed to them can call (607) 277-RIDE (7433) or email TCAT at tcat@tcatmail.com or stop by TCAT’s front desk at 737 Willow Ave., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Based on feedback from TCAT passengers and bus operators, TCAT made adjustments on the majority of its routes to include: 10, 11, 13, 15, 20, 21, 30, 31, 32, 36, 37, 41, 43, 52, 65, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 81, 82 and 83.

Route 10: Taking a cue from other agencies that have had success running shuttle routes on an interval basis rather than a fixed schedule, route 10 will run approximately every  10 minutes from 7:10 a.m. to 8:10 a.m.; approximately every 8 minutes from 8:10 a.m. to 10 a.m.; approximately every 10-12 minutes from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and revert to scheduled trips after 6 p.m. In addition, on a trial basis, based on riders’ requests, State @ Quarry will be a designated stop.

Route 11: Departs from stops 1-9 minutes earlier. Starts one minute earlier from Seneca St. Station from 6:56 a.m. through 8:26 p.m. and: 03 and: 33 after the hour from Green St. Station from 7:03 a.m. through 8:33 p.m. Through that time period, all Route 11 buses will interline or become a one-seat ride by turning into a Route 30. Late night service remains the same.

Route 13: Starts a few minutes later to avoid too many buses at Seneca St. Station and Green St. Station at the top of the hour. This will enable riders to more easily transfer from Route 14 to Route 13 at Seneca St. Station. TCAT recommends that transfers from route 13 to route 14 take place at Salvation Army @ Albany.

Route 15: Will leave one minute earlier from Tops to improve on-time arrival at Green St. Station. New stop added at Elmira @ Meadow (Kwik Fill.)

Route 20: Slight timing changes. Route 20 will only stop at designated stops between Linderman Creek Apts. and the Cornell Vet School.

Route 21:  TCAT has made the Trumansburg Park & Ride a timepoint to better mesh with TCAT’s new real-time information capabilities. Buffalo @ Fulton is no longer a timepoint as listed on schedule, though TCAT will still serve that stop. This timepoint has been moved Trumansburg Rd. @ Hopkins. As a result of rider feedback, a later outbound 8:30 p.m. trip from the Vet School and a later inbound 9:11 p.m. trip from Aubles Trailer Park have been added. Route 21 will only stop at designated stops between the Professional Building and the Cornell Vet School.

Route 30: Route 30 will run every 15 minutes from 7:30 a.m. through 7:30 p.m. Please note that only every other route 30 trip will interline with the route 11. Slight timing adjustments throughout schedule.

Route 31: Will leave Green St. Station: 05 after the hour, again to avoid too many buses at Green St. Station at the top of the hour. Will leave 7 minutes later from Convenient Care.

Route 32: Due to bus operator input, TCAT has shifted the Uptown Village timepoint as listed on schedule to University Park Apartments.  Route will still stop at Uptown Village.

Route 36: The 3:35pm trip has been re-added due to rider input and will run Mon.-Fri. Some other minor timing changes.

Route 37: Minor timing changes.

Route 41: Removed the one trip midday trip for better bus operator scheduling. Instead, there are additional trips added at to the end of the morning and afternoon blocks. Added outbound trips from Schwartz Center for Performing Arts will be 11:37 a.m. and 1:37 p.m. Added inbound trips from the Dairy Bar Across the Street will be 11:28 a.m. and 1:28 p.m.

Route 43: Minor timing changes.

Route 52: Some minor timing changes.

Route 65:  Last trip leaves from Cornell at 6 p.m. instead of Green St. Station. Last 2 trips run a little earlier.

Route 67: Removed service to Spencer Road due to low ridership. Riders that were using the Spencer @ South Meadow stop can use the Elmira @ Meadow stop near the Kwik Fill. They will also be able to take the Route 15 and interline with the Route 32 to get to Cornell from the same stop. Some minor timing changes were made

Route 70: Many timing changes to maintain interline or  “one seat ride” with route 11.

Route 72: TCAT added one outbound 6 p.m. trip from Green St. Station on Sunday. Due to bus operator input, TCAT has shifted the Uptown Village timepoint as listed on the schedule to University Park Apts. Route will still stop at Uptown Village.

Route 74: Minor timing adjustments.

Route 75: Minor timing adjustments.

Route 81: Due to bus operator feedback, TCAT removed the Uris Hall timepoint as listed on the schedule, but will still serve Uris Hall.

Route 82: Due to bus operator feedback, TCAT removed the East Hill Office Building (EHOB) timepoint, but will still serve EHOB circle in the northbound direction. Minor timing adjustments.

Route 83: To accommodate extra service, timings on the last few trips have been adjusted.

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