ITHACA, N.Y. –– Citing a drop in ridership due to local COVID-19 responses, Tompkins County Area Transit (TCAT) has announced that they’ll be further reducing rides starting later this week.

Starting Thursday, March 19, TCAT routes 11N, 83, 83W and 93 will not be operating and additional cuts to frequency and hours of service will be made to additional routes. The company announced the first round of service cuts on Monday, in addition to the closure of their Green Street Station indoor waiting area. 

No changes are being made to routes 11S, 14, 14S, 40, 41, 53, 65, 74, 75, 77 and 81.

Service adjustments will remain in effect for the remainder of TCAT’s spring service period ending Saturday, May 23.

Changes to routes could be ongoing, and riders are being urged to check public service messages on TCAT’s Bus Tracker and on the MyStop app before traveling.

The following routes are to be adjusted as follows:

  • Route 10Frequency will be reduced to every 24 minutes.
  • Route 11: Last outbound trip from Green St. Station starts at 8:08 p.m.; last inbound trip from College Circle Apartments departs at 8:30 p.m.
  • Route 13: Weekday: No 8:38 a.m. trip or 8:50 a.m. northbound trips from Seneca St. Station to Stewart Park. No 6:49 a.m. or 7:49 a.m. southbound trips from Lake St @ Ithaca High School to Green St. Station.  Saturday: No 8 a.m. trip.
  • Route 15: Weekdays: No 4:47 p.m. and 5:47 p.m. trips from Seneca St. Station. Saturday: No 2:55 p.m., 3:55 p.m. and 4:55 p.m. trips from Seneca St Station. Sundays: no change.
  • Route 17: Normal service on routes that are scheduled to operate.
  • Route 20: No 6:55 a.m. outbound trip from Green St. Station; no 7:23 a.m. inbound trip from Enfield Highway Department.
  • Route 21: No 6:32 a.m. outbound trip from Seneca St. Station and no 5:03 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. outbound trips from Vet School. No 7 a.m., 5:53 p.m. or 9:10 p.m. inbound trips from Aubles Trailer Park.
  • Route 30: Buses will depart Green St Station hourly from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.; then every half hour from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and then again every hour from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  No weekend service, riders are advised to use Route 70.
  • Route 31: No 4:35 p.m.; 5:40 p.m.; 9:05 p.m.; 10:10 p.m. outbound trips from Green St. Station. (NOTE: The 8:05 p.m. outbound trip will now depart 8:10 p.m. from Green St. Station.)  No 8 a.m.; 5:08 p.m.; 6:13 p.m. inbound trips from Convenient Care.
  • Route 32: No 7:45 a.m.; 4:30 p.m.; 5:30 p.m.; or 10:00 p.m. outbound trips from Green St. Station. No 7:12 a.m. inbound trip from Northwood Apts. No, 8:21 a.m., 5:11 p.m., or 6:11 p.m. inbound trips from Ithaca-Tompkins International Airport. No Friday-only trips, specifically no 10:25 p.m. inbound trip from Northwood Apts. or the 11 p.m. outbound trip from Green St. Station.
  • Route 36: No 3:27 p.m. outbound trip from Green St. Station; no 8:25 a.m. inbound trip from Lake @ Ithaca High School; no 8:57 a.m. or 9:17 a.m. inbound trip from Stewart Park; and no 4:02 p.m. inbound trip from Lansing School.
  • Route 37: No 12:20 p.m. outbound trip from Green St. Station and no 1 p.m. inbound trip from Lansing Town Hall.
  • Route 43 (Express): No 6:55 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. outbound trips from Green St. Station. No 7:22 a.m. or 5:08 p.m.inbound trips from TC3/ Dryden
  • Route 51: No 6:32 a.m. outbound trip from Green St. Station and no 7:05 a.m. inbound trips from East Hill Plaza.
  • Route 52: No 6:58 a.m. from Green St. Station and no 7:20 a.m. inbound trip from Caroline Turnaround.
  • Route 67: No 5:26 a.m. outbound trip from Seneca St. Station and no 5:48 a.m. inbound trip from Newfield Central School.
  • Route 70: Saturday buses will depart Green St Station hourly from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.; every half hour from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and then again every hour from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Sunday buses will depart Green St Station every half hour from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.
  • Route 72: Saturday: No 10:15 p.m. or 11:25 p.m. outbound trips from Green St Station. No 9:33 p.m. or 10:48 p.m. inbound trips from the ITH airport.  On Sunday, no 7 a.m. outbound trip from Green St Station and no inbound 7:45 a.m. trip from the airport.
  • Route 82: Will reduce frequency to 30 minutes between 7:08 a.m. inbound trip leaving Vet Medical Center and the 7:50 p.m. inbound trip leaving East Hill Plaza.
  • Route 90:  No trips starting after 11 p.m. No Sunday service.
  • Route 92: No trips starting after 11 p.m.

Anna Lamb

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