Transportation options for people with disabilities and limited mobility
Accessible Mobility Options
Getting around Tompkins County and surrounding communities with a disability can be challenging. This page can help you navigate the systems of support for local travel.
Accessible Mobility Services
ADA Service Rates are available for people with disabilities or limited mobility.
ADA Paratransit is available to persons who are ADA
certified. Certification is obtained through an application process with
TCAT. An application can be obtained by calling 277-9388 x421 (TTY:
277-9766). Learn more about
ADA paratransit with TCAT. For assistance completing your application, contact the Finger Lakes Independence Center (FLIC) at 607-272-24
Gadabout serves people who have a disability, or who
are 55 and older, who find it difficult to ride the bus. Call Gadabout
at 273-1878 to set up your ride or learn more with
Service Discounts are available for seniors, youth and individuals with limited income.
TCAT half-fare pass options are available for people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability (SSD), Veterans Administration (VA) benefits, or other benefits. Contact TCAT at 607-277-RIDE TCAT TDD: (607) 277-9766 or view list of rates and eligible discounts.
Senior discounts are required by taxi services according to Ithaca city regulations.
Accessible Mobility Support
Travel Training: Challenge Workforce Resources provides one-to-one travel training to individuals with disabilities who receive support through their workforce programs. Call Challenge at (607) 272-8990 to learn more.
Orientation and Mobility for Sight Impaired: Specially trained instructors teach orientation and mobility for people with vision loss. The training may include how to move about in a specific environment such as a home, school or work place. Learn more at Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment (AVRE) or call AVRE at (607) 724-2428.
Medical Transportation: Call 211 to see if you are eligible for a ride from Friends in Service Helping (FISH). For other options, access Way2Go’s full list of medical ride resources at way2go/medical or download or request a hard copy of Way2Go’s Medical Trips Rack Card.
Wheelchair Accessible Cabs: College Town Cab offers wheelchair accessible cab rides. Call in advance to reserve at 607-588-5888 or learn about Collegetown Cab for rate information. Taxi's are also required to provide discounted rates to seniors.
Last updated May 14, 2021