Updates

Coronavirus is still spreading in New York. All are required to wear a mask and maintain 6 feet distance in public.

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The latest updates on transportation services and related programs in Tompkins County:

Some transportation services are limited. Call 2-1-1 or contact the service provider directly.

Bike Map 2020 (NEW UPDATE)
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.

Emergency and Regular Food Delivery
Call 2-1-1 between 8:30 am to 5pm 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 (NEW UPDATE)
Effective August 2, 2020 - NYS law will allow people to operate bicycles with 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. 

Friends In Service Helping (FISH)
FISH has suspended their volunteer driver service due to COVID-19 related concerns. Rides to individuals and families are not possible at this time.  Check back soon for updates. 

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

Go Ithaca Summer Youth Program   (NEW UPDATE)
This summer, our partner organization GO ITHACA is launching a summer youth engagement program, Sustainable Transportation Leaders, that aims to educate and engage high school aged youth on ways to travel more sustainably. Here is an outline of the program with the application link. Please help us spread the word through your networks.

Inter-city Buses are Gradually Returning  (NEW UPDATE)
Mayor of the City of Ithaca Svante Myrick announced in March 2020 that all intercity bus travel was suspended. Some buses are gradually returning to Ithaca.  OurBus has resumed service to Ithaca with a limited schedule. Greyhound is offering a reimbursable ticket with the Peace of Mind program. All services will require travelers wear a mask and follow recommended health guidelines.

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

Limits on Ithaca Carshare Service Gradually Lifting (NEW UPDATE)
As the Southern Tier enters Phased reopening of the New York Forward plan, we are seeing increased use of carsharing. Ithaca Carshare is committed to staying in touch with state and local health guidelines as we begin to lift some driving restrictions that were put in place in the past months.

Pop-Up Summer TCAT Bus Service to Local Parks (NEW UPDATE)
Route 22 Summer Pop Up Service will be available starting Wednesday July 22nd through Saturday, August 15th. Look up the schedule and plan your next trip to the park. Travel safe by wearing a mask and  following TCAT's recommended travel guidelines

TCAT Notices: Service reductions, FAQ's and More
Fare Free. As of 4/17/20, 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 check TCAT’s Bus Tracker and MyStop and other apps before boarding.

Tompkins & Cortland 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.

Travel Safely - Keep Tompkins Safe (NEW UPDATE)
Transportation service providers are doing all they can to keep riders safe. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19 while riding public and shared transportation.

Last updated July 29, 2020