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Transportation Service Updates

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

Ithaca Cashare Update (update 9/19/23)
On September 15, 2023 Governor Hochul signed NYS bill A.5718b/S.5959b which will allow Ithaca Carshare to acquire auto insurance. Ithaca Carshare will reopen in early March, 2024. Learn more on the Ithaca Carshare website

OurBus Fall Service (update 9/8/23)
Rally OurBus, the platform for intercity and event bus travel with routes across New York State, is expanding service on OurBus routes to and from Ithaca, NY as students return to town for the Fall 2023 college semester. Learn more about their enhanced Ithaca-New York frequency,  Rally buses to Bills Games, and Winery Trips. Learn more on the OurBus Website

TCAT Bus Fall Service (update 9/5/23)
New fall schedules will be in effect from Sun., Aug. 20 through Sat. Jan. 20, replacing the summer service. TCAT's Fall 2023 Schedule and Service Guide is now available on TCAT’s website

TCAT's New Fare Box System (update 9/5/23)
TCAT’s long-awaited new fare collection system went live, effective Tues., Aug. 15. Due to delays in receiving the new fare media, including smartcards and mobile apps, TCAT has implemented a temporary “pardon-our-dust” plan. Riders are urged to review TCAT's Fare and Payments Options, which staff will update as new information becomes available. 

Ithaca Carshare Service Suspended (update 5/4/23)
1,500+ members were informed of the unfortunate news that Ithaca Carshare must pause operations starting May 19. This is due to a market failure that has led to a severe lack of auto insurance for nonprofits in NYS. Learn more about the issue and what you can do by visiting the Ithaca Carshare website

Ithaca Bike Share (update 2/17/2023)
Since launching in November 2022, Ithaca Bikeshare has provided 6000+ e-bike rides in the Ithaca area. Download the app to find and reserve e-bikes in the Ithaca area. Learn how on the Ithaca Bikeshare website

GOITHACA Program (update 2/17/23)
New members of GO ITHACA can get a range of benefits to make their commute cheaper, greener, and more enjoyable. Membership to GOITHACA is FREE! Income-eligible members may qualify for the Easy Access Program's additional top-ups. Sign up on the GOITHACA website

TCAT FreeRyde Cards (update 9/23/22)
Teens 14 and over can request a FreeRyde Card from their school, youth organization, or the TCAT office. Find updates related to this fare-free resource on the TCAT website

Last updated September 19, 2023