Updates Spotlight

Check back regularly for the latest transportation updates!


Check back regularly for the latest updates on transportation services and related events and programs in Tompkins County. Some transportation services are limited or experiencing frequent adjustments due to the COVID-19 crisis. For questions, call 2-1-1 or contact the service provider directly.

NYS Mandate: Coronavirus is still spreading in New York. All are required to wear a mask and maintain 6 feet distance in public, and when riding shared or public transportation. Learn the Facts >> coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

Recent Transportation Updates 

Bike Map 2020
Explore the safest bike routes and trails using the online interactive 2020 Tompkins County Bike Map or download a PDF through the Ithaca Tompkins County Transportation Council website.

Community Bike Sale
Bike Walk Tompkins held a community bike sale on Sunday, August 30th from 11am to 5pm on the Waterfront Trail at 708 West Buffalo Street. For questions contact hello@bikewalktompkins.org or follow updates at www.facebook.com/bikewalktompkins. 

Emergency and Regular Food Delivery
Call 2-1-1 between 8:30 am to 5 pm for help getting emergency or regular food delivery. For emergency food delivery, your information will go to United Way who is organizing food delivery via Gadabout from the food hub.

E-Bikes & E-Scooters in NYS
Effective August 2, 2020 - NYS law will allow people to operate bicycles with an electric assist (e-bikes) and electric scooters (e-scooters) on some streets and highways in New York State of 30 miles per hour or less. The NYS DMV page has additional details and definitions of e-bikes and e-scooters.

Free & Safe Rides to Cayuga Health Sampling Center
Need a ride to the Tompkins County COVID-19 drive-thru Sampling Center located at The Shops at Ithaca Mall? Register for testing online at www.cayugahealth.org or by calling 607-319-5708. Then call 2-1-1 between 8:30 am and 5 pm to schedule a safe and free ride.

Free Prescription Delivery
Sign up for CVS or Green Street prescription delivery and save a trip to the pharmacy.  Talk to your pharmacist about waiving fees for prescription delivery. 

Free Rides Provided by Friends In Service Helping (FISH)
FISH is providing medical rides to individuals who are low income-eligible, have a disability, or are over the age of 60.  FISH is running at a very limited capacity with only a few volunteer drivers available at this time. Call 211 for more information or to request a ride reservation.

Gadabout Medical & Essential Trips
Fare-Free. Gadabout is doing all they can to transport individual riders to essential medical appointments and has partnered up with The Southern Tier Food Hub to help meet the growing demand for food delivery needs in Tompkins County.

Ithaca Carshare Service Gradually Lifting
Ithaca Carshare is committed to staying in touch with state and local health guidelines as they begin to lift driving restrictions that were put in place in the past months.

Lime Bikes Disappear from Ithaca
The popular bike-sharing program Lime has pulled its bikes from the streets of Ithaca and elsewhere in Tompkins County.

TCAT Notices: Service adjustments and More
Starting Sept 5th, TCAT will go back to charging a $1.50 fee. All riders are required to wear a mask. Given the unpredictability of the COVID-19 crisis, TCAT might need to make additional and sudden changes throughout the service period. Riders are strongly urged to regularly check TCAT's notices TCAT’s Bus Tracker and MyStop and other apps before boarding.

Tompkins County COVID-19 Resources
Don't face difficulties alone. Call 2-1-1 to learn what resources are available in response to COVID-19. Although a few volunteer driver-based programs are suspended there are still helpers coming together to ensure the needs of our community are met.

Last updated September 3, 2020