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Travel Safely- Keep Tompkins Safe and Wear a Mask

Travel Safely - Keep Tompkins Safe

Whether you are new to Ithaca or getting back to school and work, you may be uncertain about the safest way to get around the area amid COVID-19. You are not in this alone, Way2Go and your local transportation service providers are here to help you feel more comfortable about using your local public and shared transportation options. Please do your part to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19.

What you can do to protect yourself and others

When using public or shared transportation to and throughout Ithaca and Tompkins County, please follow all required health and safety guidelines provided by the local Health Department. Here are a few very important ones to keep in mind when using public or shared transportation.

    • You are required to wear a mask* or face covering.*If you do not have one, you may request a mask when boarding a local taxi or TCAT bus.
    • Stay 6 feet away from others when awaiting or boarding a TCAT or intercity bus.
    • Do not use public or shared transportation if you are sick, have a fever, or a cough.

    Remember to bring the essentials each time you head out the door!

    • Mask or face covering(s)
    • Wipes for cleaning frequently touched surfaces.
    • Hand sanitizer. Made available when using TCAT, Ithaca Carshare, and local taxis.

        What service providers are doing to keep you safe

        Your local TCAT bus service, Ithaca Carshare, and taxi companies are doing all they can to ensure your ride is safe and sanitized. Each is doing one or more of the following:

        • Installing barriers on buses to protect the drivers.
        • Reducing density in each TCAT bus to a 20 passenger maximum capacity with additional buses serving heavily used routes to ensure riders can get to their destinations in a timely manner.
        • Requiring drivers and passengers to wear masks.
        • Sanitizing each vehicle thoroughly and frequently.
        • Screening for staff according to health and contact tracing standards.

        You are welcome to reach out directly to service providers with questions or concerns that you may have.

        Last updated November 17, 2020