TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. — Bus riders, make sure to plan ahead as a holiday schedule is in effect for Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit. TCAT will not offer service on New Year’s Day, which falls on Tuesday.

TCAT says it will not have service on New Year’s so that “all employees can enjoy the holidays with family and friends.”

Service will also end early Monday, Dec. 31, and service will be reduced throughout the holiday season. Service will return to normal Wednesday, Jan. 2. Administrative offices will be closed Jan. 1. Regular hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. will resume Jan. 2.

On Thursday, Dec. 27 and Friday, Dec. 28, and the days leading up to New Year’s, several routes have modified service. Routes operating as normal include Routes 14, 14S, 40, 41 and 65. There is no service for Routes 10, 81, 83, 90, 92 and 93. There will be modified service for Routes 11, 13, 15, 17, 20, 21, 30, 31, 32, 36, 37 and 43 (Express), 51, 52, 53, 67 and 82. To see the route adjustments and holiday schedule, visit TCAT’s full news release.

Kelsey O'Connor

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