This is a community announcement from TCAT. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit community announcements, please send them to Matt Butler at mbutler@ithacavoice.com.

TCAT weekday schedule adjustments for Nov. 7-Nov. 11

Two revisions:

  • Route 13 (Commons/Fall Creek/Aldi/ Ithaca High School):

The 8:20 a.m. inbound trip starting from TCAT garage WILL BE RUNNING.

  • Route 17 (TCAT/Fall Creek/Commons):

The 10:08 a.m outbound trip starting from Seneca St. Garage Station to TCAT’s garage WILL BE RUNNING.

TCAT will continue to operate on a reduced weekday schedule Mon., Nov. 7, through Fri., Nov.11, and will operate with the same route reductions that have been in effect over the past two weeks.

Staff and parts shortages have been requiring TCAT to reduce Mon.-Fri. service on a week-by-week basis since mid-October. TCAT each Friday is announcing schedules to give riders time to plan for the week ahead.

For Mon. Nov. 7, through Fri., Nov. 11, routes operating their normal schedules are: 11, 13 14, 14S, 15, 20, 30, 31, 32, 36, 40, 43, 51, 53, 65 and 82.

The following routes will continue to be adjusted as follows:

  • Route 10 (Commons/Cornell Loop):

Eliminates late afternoon trips with the last trip departing Seneca St. Station at 3:50 p.m. Reduced frequency for some a.m. trips to every 10 minutes, instead of every 5 minutes.

  • Route 17 (TCAT/Fall Creek/Commons):

Eliminates the 7:20 a.m.; 7:28 a.m.; and  4:08 p.m. inbound trips starting from TCAT’s garage. Eliminates the 9:08 a.m.; 9:34 a.m.;  9:56 a.m.; 10:11 a.m.; 5:31 and 7:06 p.m. outbound trips starting from Seneca St. Station to TCAT’s garage.

  • Route 21 (Trumansburg/Jacksonville/Commons):

Eliminates both the 7:42. outbound trip starting from Green St. Station, and the 8:15 a.m. inbound trip starting from Compass Manufactured Home Community.

  • Route 37 (North Lansing/ Cornell/ Commons):

Eliminates both the 7:28 a.m. outbound trip starting from Green St. Station and the 8:10 a.m. inbound trip starting from Lansing Town Hall.

  • Route 52 (Slaterville Rd./ Varna/Cornell/Commons):

Eliminates both the 7:42 a.m. outbound trip starting from Green St. Station, and the 8:17 a.m. inbound trip starting from the Caroline Turnaround.

  • Route 67 (Newfield/Cornell/Commons):

Eliminates both the 9:05 a.m. outbound trip starting from Green St. Station, and the 9:30 a.m. inbound trip starting from Newfield Schools.

  • Route 81 (Cornell Campus):

Eliminates the 7:55 a.m.; 8:27 a.m.; and 8:57 a.m. northbound trips starting from Boyce Thompson Institute, and eliminates the 8:10 a.m.; 8:40 a.m. and 9:10 a.m. southbound trips starting from A-Lot.

  • Route 83 (Cornell Campus):

Eliminates the 4:09 p.m.; 4:39 p.m.; 5:09 p.m. and 5:37 p.m. southbound trips starting from Highland @ Wyckoff; and eliminates the 3:57 p.m.; 4:27 p.m.; 4:57 p.m.; and the 5:25 p.m. northbound trips starting from Stewart @ University.

TCAT apologizes to riders for the inconvenience and is making every effort to restore service as soon as possible. The next weekday schedule will be announced Fri., Nov. 11. (Please note that TCAT will operate and administrative offices will be open on Veterans Day.)

As TCAT announced earlier, planners each week are balancing TCAT’s service capabilities with available staff and road-ready buses. In addition to a shortage of mechanics and drivers that are impacting transit agencies all over the country, international supply chain issues have delayed delivery of parts to maintain and repair buses.

While TCAT attempts to give adequate notice, riders should be aware that sudden or unforeseen circumstances can affect service. TCAT urges riders to consult TCAT’s Bus Tracker to check the status of their routes. The Bus Tracker also includes passenger alerts, which are also streamed on the red banner across TCAT’s home page. Riders are also encouraged to download real-time information apps, to include the Transit app, which is now connected to data platform creator, Swiftly. See TCAT’s app page for a list of apps available.