TCAT’s Winter/Spring service effective 1/22/17

Designated stops only for Routes 13 and 31; adjustments made to improve service

TCAT’s Winter/Spring service will be in effect from Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, through Sat., May 20, 2017.

Passengers should refer to online or printed schedules for specific changes to make sure they are at their bus stops on time. The TCAT Winter/Spring Schedules & Service Guide 2017 is now available online by clicking here. The printed version will be available in the coming days at TCAT bus shelters, including Green St. Station and Seneca St. Station. Those who wish to have printed schedule mailed to them can call (607) 277-RIDE (7433) or email TCAT at tcat@tcatmail.com , or stop by the front desk at TCAT, 737 Willow Ave., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

So what’s new? Routes 13 and 31 will now serve designated stops only as part of TCAT’s ongoing “designated bus stop” project to better clarify bus stop locations for both passengers and bus operators. TCAT is installing temporary bus stop signs and expects to provide permanent signage later this year as the project moves toward completion. Of TCAT’s 33 routes, 14 already serve designated stops only, including Routes 10, 11, 15, 30, 32, 51, 70 (weekend), 72 (weekend), 81, 82, 83, 90, 92 and 93.  Additionally, all routes serve designated stops only around the Ithaca Commons loop; Collegetown; Lower Collegetown/ East Hill neighborhood; and both Cornell University and Ithaca College campuses.

To improve reliability and on-time performance, TCAT’s service development and operations teams, based on feedback from customers, dispatchers, transit supervisors and bus operators, made a number of timing changes and/ or trip adjustments on 25 routes to include:  Routes 10; 11; 14; 15; 17; 20; 21; 30; 31; 32; 36; 37; 40; 43; 52; 65; 67; 70; 72; 74; 81; 82; 83; 90 and 92. (Please note: Route 17 is not in the printed guide, but is available online below.)

Of note: TCAT adjusted timings for better performance on its heavily used Route 30 and Route 10; added three Saturday afternoon trips to its Route 15 “Southside Shopper” service to alleviate overcrowding. Due to low ridership, TCAT eliminated one early morning trip on Routes 52 and one morning trip on Route 65. Evening and late-night Route 11 trips no longer interline (offers one-seat rides) via Route 90 to Collegetown and Cornell, but will offer half-hour night service Mon.-Sat. For service between Ithaca College, and both Collegetown and Cornell, passengers need to transfer to Route 90 at Seneca St. Station or Green St. Station. Route 90 no longer interlines (offers one-seat rides) via Route 11 to Ithaca College. Passengers need to transfer to Route 11 at Green St. Station for service to Ithaca College.

Summary of route changes with pdfs of individual schedules below:

Route 10: Additional 7:12 a.m. trip departs Seneca St. Station with 12-minute frequency through 8 a.m. All trips departing Seneca St. Station from 9:35 a.m. through 7:58 p.m. have timing adjustments with various frequencies (from 5 minutes earlier in the day to 24 minutes later in the evening.) Click for schedule

Route 11: Timing adjustments and route changes with buses departing from Seneca St. Station by one minute later. Evening and late-night trips no longer interline (offer a one-seat ride) via Route 90 to Collegetown and Cornell, but will offer half-hour night service Monday through Saturday. For service between Ithaca College and both Collegetown and Cornell, passengers need to transfer to Route 90 (schedule below) at Seneca St. Station or Green St. Station.Click for schedule

Route 13: This route now only serves designated stops. Click here for Rt. 13 schedule and map showing all designated stops.Click for schedule and map showing designated stops

Route 14: Timing adjustments to weekday first a.m. trips; outbound (10 minutes later from Green St. and Seneca St. stations) and inbound (five minutes later from Cayuga Medical Center.) The first outbound trip is an express trip only from Ithaca Bus Terminal to Cayuga Medical Center and does not serve Elm St. @ West Village due to low ridership in the outbound direction. Click for schedule

Route 15: Three additional Saturday afternoon trips (2:51 p.m.; 3:51 p.m. and 4:51 p.m. depart Green St. Station) to meet demand. Click for schedule

Route 17: Several timing adjustments. Click for schedule

Route 20: The third weekday trip departs 7:29 a.m. from Seneca St. Station instead of 7:27 a.m. from Green St. Station. Click for schedule

Route 21: No 8:25 a.m. outbound trip from Boyce Thompson Institute. Inbound trips from Buffalo @ Fulton St. departs a few minutes earlier at 7:50 a.m., 8:53 a.m. and 9:31 a.m. Click for schedule

Route 30: No 3:15 p.m. inbound trip from the Shops at Ithaca Mall. Added 10:45 a.m. round-trip and a 3:15 p.m. outbound trip from Green Street Station and 10:18 a.m. and 10:48 a.m. inbound trips from Shops at Ithaca Mall. Numerous timing adjustments. Click for schedule

Route 31: Designated stops only. Stewart @ Williams is no longer a time point, but will remain a designated stop. Click here for Rt. 31 schedule and map showing all designated stops. Click for schedule and map showing designated stops

Route 32: Route 32 no longer serves Convenient Care due to low ridership. See Route 31 (schedule below) for service to Convenient Care. Route no longer provides demand drop off service to the Airport before traveling to Langmuir lab and returning to the Airport. Now the route will serve the Airport once, with service to Langmuir Lab before the Airport in the a.m. and after the Airport in the p.m. Numerous timing adjustments. Click for schedule

Route 36: Outbound trip departs Green St. Station five minutes earlier at 4:30 p.m. Last two inbound p.m. trips end at Green St. Station instead of Seneca St. Station. Click for schedule

Route 37: Last two outbound trips from Warren @ Farrell depart two minutes later. Last two inbound trips from Lansing Fire Station No. 4 depart two minutes later. Click for schedule

Route 40: Time point moved from Groton Town Hall to Groton Express Mart. Due to customer requests, TCAT will return to traveling into the Groton Express Mart parking lot. Timing adjustments. Click for schedule

Route 43: Time point moved from Groton Town Hall to the Groton Express Mart. Due to customer requests, TCAT will return to traveling into the Groton Express Mart parking lot. Timing adjustments. Click for schedule

Route 52: Outbound trip from Green St. Station now departs 20 minutes later at 5:58 a.m. No 6:18 a.m. outbound trip from Green St. Station. The 5:55 p.m. outbound trip now departs Green St. Station at 6:15 p.m. No 6:30 p.m. outbound trip from Green St. Station and no 6:35 p.m. inbound trip from the Caroline Turnaround. Trips eliminated due to low ridership. Timing adjustments for outbound trips; depart one minute earlier from Pine Tree @ East Hill Plaza. Click for schedule

Route 65: No 8:50 a.m. outbound trip from Aurora St. Station and no 9:10 a.m. inbound trip from Hillside View Trailer Park in Danby. Click for schedule

Route 67: The 2:48 p.m. outbound trip Vet School departs 10 minutes earlier at 2:38 p.m. The 6:29 a.m. and 7:39 a.m. outbound trips departing Boyce Thompson Institute now depart from Seneca St. Station at 6:40 a.m. and 7:50 a.m., respectively. Click for schedule

Route 70: Last four Saturday night outbound trips depart 8 minutes later at 9:26 p.m.; 9:56 p.m.; 10:26 p.m. and 10:56 p.m.) from Seneca St. Station. Last six inbound trips on Saturday night departing Shops at Ithaca Mall no longer interline or provide one-seat ride to Ithaca College via Route 11.Click for schedule

Route 72: Route no longer provides demand drop off service to the Airport before traveling to Langmuir lab and returning to the Airport. Now the route will serve the Airport once, with service to Langmuir Lab before the Airport in the a.m. and after the Airport in the p.m. Numerous timing adjustments. Click for schedule

Route 74: Time point moved from Groton Town Hall to Groton Express Mart. Due to customer requests, TCAT will return to traveling into the Groton Express Mart parking lot. Timing adjustments. Click for schedule

Route 81: Timing adjustments for a.m. trips, with some leaving one to a few minutes earlier. Click for schedule

Route 82: Afternoon timing adjustments on outbound trips departing B-Lot @ Vet Medical Center by one minute earlier. Click for schedule

Route 83: Timing adjustments on outbound trips departing Baker Flagpole and inbound trips departing Hasbrouck Apts. by two minutes earlier. Inbound route will travel via Cradit Farm Rd. and East Ave. serving Goldwin Smith Hall, and no longer serves either Dairy Bar Across the Street or Uris Hall Across the Street. Click for schedule

Route 90: No longer interlines or offers one-seat ride via Route 11 to Ithaca College. Passengers need to transfer to Route 11 at Green S. Station for service to Ithaca College. Click for schedule

Route 92: Numerous timing changes starting from East Hill Plaza to Uris Hall Across the Street, (or time points between Fairview/Maplewood Park and Schwartz Center for Performing Arts). Click for schedule

 

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