This is a Community Announcement from TCAT. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit community announcements, please send them to Matt Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TCAT will continue to operate reduced weekday service for Mon., Nov. 14, through Fri., Nov. 18.
Workforce and parts shortages have been requiring TCAT to reduce Mon.-Fri. service on a week-by-week basis since mid-October. TCAT each Friday is announcing schedules to give riders time to plan for the week ahead.
Routes not operating are:
14S (West Hill Shopper) and83 (Cornell Campus)
Routes operating as normal on fall 2022 service schedules are:
11 (Ithaca College/Commons);13 (Fall Creek, Aldi, Ithaca High School);14 (West Hill/Commons);15 (Southwest Shopping);20 (Enfield/Commons);30 (Ithaca Mall, Cornell);31 (Winston Court, Etna, Cornell);32 (Airport, Cornell Commons);36 (Lansing School/Cornell/Commons); 40 (Freeville/Groton/Cornell/Commons); 43 Dryden/TC3/Commons); 51 (Eastern Heights/Cornell/Commons); 52 (Caroline/Commons) restored; 53 (Varna/Ellis Hollow/Cornell/Commons); 65 (Danby/Cornell/ Commons); 67 (Newfield-Commons) restored; and 82 (Cornell Campus); 90 (Cornell Night); and 92 (Cornell Night).
Routes with reduced service are as follows:
- 10 (Commons/Cornell Loop):
Eliminates late afternoon trips with the last trip departing Seneca St. Station at 3:50 p.m. Reduced frequency for some a.m. trips to every 10 minutes, instead of every 5 minutes.
- 17 (TCAT/Fall Creek/Commons):
Eliminates the 7:20 a.m.; 7:28 a.m.; and 4:08 p.m. inbound trips starting from TCAT’s garage. Eliminates the 9:08 a.m.; 9:34 a.m.; 10:11 a.m.; 5:31 and 7:06 p.m. outbound trips starting from Seneca St. Station to TCAT’s garage. (Please note: the 9:56 a.m. trip has been restored.)
- 21 (Trumansburg/Jacksonville/Commons):
Eliminates both the 7:42. outbound trip starting from Green St. Station, and the 8:15 a.m. inbound trip starting from Compass Manufactured Home Community.
- 37 (North Lansing/ Cornell/ Commons):
Eliminates both the 7:28 a.m. outbound trip starting from Green St. Station and the 8:10 a.m. inbound trip starting from Lansing Town Hall.
- 81 (Cornell Campus):
Eliminates the 7:55 a.m.; 8:27 a.m.; and 8:57 a.m. northbound trips starting from Boyce Thompson Institute, and eliminates the 8:10 a.m.; 8:40 a.m. and 9:10 a.m. southbound trips starting from A-Lot.
TCAT is making every effort to restore service as soon as possible and apologizes for any inconvenience. The next weekday schedule will be announced Fri., Nov. 18.
As TCAT announced earlier: Planners each week are weighing TCAT’s service capabilities with available staff and road-ready buses
While TCAT attempts to give adequate notice, riders should be aware that unforeseen circumstances can affect service. TCAT asks riders to please check its Bus Tracker for the status of their routes. The Bus Tracker also includes passenger alerts, which are also streamed on the red banner across TCAT’s home page. Riders are also encouraged to download real-time information apps, to include the Transit app, which is now connected to data platform creator, Swiftly. See TCAT’s app page for a list of apps available.