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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 >>

NEW UPDATES (11/17/20)

Older Adults 55+ are Eligible to Ride Gadabout
Gadabout lowered the eligibility for seniors to ride to age 55 and over.This decision was made to align themselves with the Fair Housing Act “Housing for Older Persons” age requirements.

Older Adults 60+ are Eligible for No Cost Gadabout Tickets
The Tompkins County Office for the Aging has partnered up with Gadabout to offer older adults age 60 and over with transportation needs with one way Gadabout tickets at no cost. 

If you need services from the Office for the Aging, please call 607-274-5482, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am -4:30 pm.

OurBus Door-To-Door Available in Ithaca
With OurBus Door-To-Door, you can reserve a shared taxi ride to drop you off or pick you up from the Ithaca bus stop. Less expensive than a taxi ride. Guaranteed connection so you'll never miss the bus. There when you arrive so you're not waiting at the stop. Book in minutes with your bus trip.

TCAT Winter Service Starts November 29th
Due to pandemic-related shifts in academic calendars, TCAT this year will offer a 10-week winter period with service reductions from Sun., Nov. 29, through Sat., Feb. 6.

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.

E-Bikes & E-Scooters Legal 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.

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.

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 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 Medical Rides are Limited
Friends In Service Helping (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 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 & Food Demand
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 and COVID-19
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.

TCAT Notices: Service Adjustments and More
TCAT is $1.50 fee to ride county-wide. 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.

United Way/211 Covid Response Program
Supports individuals at or below United Way's ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) thresholds, which include more moderate income households than many other programs. Provides grants up to $500 annually to help households pay for:- Car Insurance & Repairs- Child Care Expenses- Essential Appliances- Health Insurance- Phone & Utility Bills- Rent- Other expenses agreed upon with the United Way.

Last updated November 19, 2020