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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

Transportation Service Updates

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

Ithaca Bike Share (update 2/17/2023)
Since launching in November 2022, Ithaca Bikeshare has already provided 6000+ ebike rides in the Ithaca area. Bikesharing supports people’s health and wellbeing, helps decarbonize our transportation system, and is beloved by our community. In the coming months, Ithaca Bikeshare will be announcing dynamic partnerships with community stakeholders and increasing its fleet size. "Remember, we measure success by SMILES, not miles." 

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, such as a $50 credit for Ithaca Carshre, $50 coupon for walking & biking gear, Free registration to Back Up Ride Home, Free 40 -ride TCAT pass, then 50% off monthly top-ups, Free access to 511 NY carpooling network, Discounts on day and monthly parking passes. Membership to GO ITHACA is FREE! Income-eligible members may qualify for the Easy Access Program's additional top-ups.

TCAT FreeRyde Cards (update9/23/2022)
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.

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 February 17, 2023