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COVID-19 Update!

Wearing a mask and practicing social distancing is no longer a requirement when riding public and shared transportation. Stay informed of COVID-19 related updates with the Tompkins County Health Department Website

COVID-19 Rides and Resources 
Call 2-1-1 for a referral to transportation resources available to assist those who need a ride to a testing or vaccine site. Explore local food delivery and other COVID-19 resources

Transportation Service Updates

The latest transportation-related service and program updates in Tompkins County.

TCAT FreeRyde Cards (update9/23/2022)
Teens 14 and over can request a FreeRyde Card from their school or youth organization. Find updates related to this fare-free resource on the TCAT website.

AARP In-person Driver Safety Course (Updated on 9/23/22)
AARP's In-person Driver Safety courses is not currently available at CCE. Find information related to other locations offering in-person courses. Explore AARP’s Online Smart Driver courses and Way2Go’s videos with tips for Aging & Driving.

Catholic Charities Samaritan Center Transportation Aid (Updated 1/26/22)
Semester-long bus passes are available for TC3 students who take the bus to get to classes; must provide proof of enrollment and income (including financial aid awards). Bus passes for new jobs and medical appointments (if you cannot take a Medicaid cab), and gas vouchers. All are available on a limited basis.

Free TCAT Bus Passes for Anyone Returning from Prison/Jail (2021)
If You Are Returning To Our Community From Prison Or Jail, Or You Have A Loved One Incarcerated and Need A Monthly Bus Pass Stop By 520 Alice Miller Way or contact Phoebe Brown, Alliance of Families for Justice(AFJ) at or the AFJ Ithaca Office at 607-351-0939. Learn more about the Alliance of Families for Justice at

Last updated September 23, 2022