Everyday Transportation


Lime Bikes: a private dock-less bikeshare operator offering a community-wide bikeshare system. $1 per ride, available in the City of Ithaca.  24/7 hotline 1-888-LIME-345 for more information.

RIBS (Recycle Ithaca's Bicycles) of Southside Community Center: helps with access to bicycles and bicycle repair. Contact Mustafa Ali at recycleithacasbicycles@gmail.com or call Southside at 607-273-4190.

Friends Bike Clinics: are free weekly bike repair gatherings in Ithaca NY April to September.

Bike Walk Tompkins: Advocates, educates, and motivates Ithaca and Tompkins County to improve conditions that make walking & biking safe and accessible for people of all ages and skill levels.

Tompkins County Bike Map (PDF download link) (large file!): provides tips on bicycle safety, safe routes to school, etc. Contact Way2Go to request a map. For more information about local cycling, check out Bike Walk Tompkins or bike.cornell.edu.


TCAT (Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit): Call for information on bus routes, low-cost semester youth passes, or discount fares for youth, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities: 607-277-7433 (277-RIDE).

Find your nearest bus stop, and where the bus is in route using apps found at tcatbus.com

Gadabout: Rides by reservation for people 60 or over, or people with disabilities. $1.50 per one-way trip within the City of Ithaca; $2.00 for trips that start or end outside city limits: 607-273-1878.

ADA para-transit service: is available for persons with disabilities who are unable to ride TCAT. Rides are provided by Gadabout. New Freedom extends range across county. To learn more and apply for eligibility, call TCAT: 607-277-9388, ext 420. To reserve rides, call 2 business days in advance: 607-273-1878.

Neighboring county bus services: Cortland Transit: 607-758-3383. CTRAN (Chemung Transit): 607-734-5211.

Regional buses: Greyhound; local: 607-272-7930; national: 800-231-2222. Greyhound also has information on Trailways and CoachUSA/Shortline routes.OurBus from Ithaca to NYC is an affordable option for those heading to and from NYC.

Carshare & Rideshare

Ithaca Carshare: membership plans offer hourly access to cars across Ithaca. Easy Access Plan for income-qualified members: 607-277-3210, ask at GIAC, Southside Community Ctr. or contact Way2Go.

Zimride Finger Lakes Ridesharea localized tool to find rides or riders to share driving and costs of trips. Contact Way2Go for more information.

Enterprise Rideshare: Vanpooling allows groups of coworkers who live near one another to save time and money by commuting to work together each day. Enterprise Rideshare provides the group with a newer model van or SUV and participants split the monthly rental cost. Email Brianna Alvarado, Upstate NY rep or call (585) 857-7208 for more information.

Local Taxi 

Ithaca Dispatch (University, Yellow and Cayuga Taxis): 607-277-7777. Call for Wheelchair Accessible Taxi now available at Ithaca Dispatch! Call for availability of wheelchair accessible taxi.

CollegetownCab (includes Courier Service) at 607-588-8888.Call for availability of wheelchair accessible taxi.

T-cab serves Ithaca and the surrounding area. Call (607) 279-0137 to reserve a ride.

Support Services

2-1-1 General information and referrals: within Tompkins and Cortland Counties and surrounding areas. Get connected. Get Answers. Dial 2-1-1 or 877-211-8667

Gas cards, bus passes, car repair assistance: when available through Catholic Charities for those who qualify: 607-272-5062.

People with disabilities support services: Finger Lakes Independence Center: 607-272-2433.

Tompkins County Medicaid Transportation: to schedule trips call 866-753-4543, fax 315-299-2786, or go to www.medanswering.com

Supports for Health: a new option for people with Medicaid who are at high-risk of hospitalization or re-hospitalization to get to services that are not currently covered by their transportation benefit. If you are a healthcare provider or supporting community-based organization and/or an affiliated Care Compass Partnering agency, please contact call 2-1-1 or 1-877-211-8667 to learn how you can participate.

Lime Access: a program that increases access to Lime Bike, Ithaca's newest transportation option, for people without smartphones, bank cards, or people who live in a low income household. Lime Access users can text-to-unlock bikes, pay in cash, and receive 100 rides of up to 30 mins for $5. Regardless of the method chosen, activation of Lime Access may take up to 2 business days. To enroll contact hector@bikewalktompkins.org or call 607-301-3181.

Volunteer Ride Services

American Cancer Society Road to Recovery: often has volunteers to take cancer patients for active cancer treatments, surgery and medications-related appointments, including into/out of Tompkins County. Ride requests must be made 5 business days in advance: 800-227-2345.

Healthcare-related trips in Tompkins County: FISH (Friends in Service Helping), for those without access to other transportation. Make request many days in advance by dialing 2-1-1 or 877-211-8667.

Rides to school meetings or activities: by RED (Retired Educators Drive) volunteers. Email requests to redschoolrides@gmail.com or call RED Coordinator Carrie Kerr at 607-659-5003.


Way2Go Team
Transportation Information and Advice

Last updated July 26, 2019