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TCAT summer service starts May 18

TCAT’s summer service will be in effect from Sun., May 18, through Sun., Aug. 23. The comprehensive TCAT Schedules & Service Guide/ Summer 2014 will be distributed system‑wide in the coming days at key shelters, to include Green St. Station and Seneca St. Station. Those who want the ride guide and/ or individual schedules can download them starting Sun., May 18, at www.tcatbus.com or pick them up at TCAT, 737 Willow Ave. Passengers can also call TCAT at (607) 277‑7433 and schedules will be sent to you via mail.Most notable for this year is that TCAT’s summer‑only Route 22 service is being expanded to travel to more destination as well as seven days a week, instead of weekdays only.Please note: Route 22 weekend service begins on Sat., June 7. Weekday service begins Mon., June 23. Expanded route will now travel to Lower Buttermilk Falls State Park and Lower Robert H. Treman State Park, in addition to Cass Park, Cayuga Nature Center and Taughannock Falls State Park.Other changes are as follows:Route 11 Late‑night service is every 60 minutes instead of every 30 minutes. Last trip fromGreen St. Station to Ithaca College departs at 1:30 a.m.Route 30 No weekend service. Note: Route 70 offers weekend service between the Commons and Shops at Ithaca Mall.Route 31 No 10:40 p.m. trip from Green Street Station. Route will resume first two a.m. trips to Convenient Care.Route 51 Weekend route to resume on Maple Avenue (for summer only).Route 65 Second weekday a.m. inbound trip will depart five minutes later and will drop off at Ithaca College on‑demand only (meaning passengers need to let the bus operator know they want dropped off).Route 83 No summer service.Route 90 Late‑night service operates every 60 minutes instead of every 30 minutes. Last trip from Green St. Station to Cornell departs 2 a.m.Route 92 No summer service.Route 93 No summer Sunday service.No changes to the following routes: 10, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 32, 36, 37, 40, 41, 43, 52, 53, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 77, 81 and 82.TCAT, Inc. (Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc.) is a not-for-profit corporation that provides public transportation for Tompkins County. TCAT’s annual ridership is nearly 4.4 million, covering a distance of about 1.6 million miles. The fleet of approximately 55 buses currently includes 8 hybrid electric-diesel buses. TCAT also offers complementary ADA Paratransit services called Gadabout. For more information about TCAT, please visit www.tcatbus.com or call (607) 277-RIDE. Twitter: TCATrides. Facebook: EverythingTCAT.

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