TCAT is a not-for-profit corporation that provides public bus transit to Tompkins County, located in New York’s Central Finger Lakes region. With about 130 employees, TCAT operates 34 routes, 7 days per week, 360 days per year and 22- ½ hours a day.

TCAT’s nearly 90 professional bus operators are highly trained and adopt best practices in both safe driving and customer service. TCAT’s annual ridership is more than 4 million, covering a distance of about 1.6 million miles. Our fleet of approximately 50 buses currently includes diesel and hybrid electric-diesel buses with the goal of converting its entire fleet to all zero-emission electric buses by 2040.

TCAT also offers parallel ADA Paratransit through a contract with Gadabout Transportation Services, Inc.  Please visit TCAT’s website at   Twitter: TCATrides Facebook: EverythingTCAT.  Check out TCAT’s Bus Tracker for real-time information at or download TCAT real-time apps at

TCAT observes the following holidays with no service on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT), 737 Willow Ave., Ithaca, NY, 14850. Phone (607)277-RIDE (7433).

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