TCAT restores Collegetown service and ends detours, for now

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) announced this afternoon that they have restored service through Central Collegetown. Service on several routes had been detoured around the congested area beginning last week.

Gridlock last Thursday caused TCAT to detour around Collegetown for a week. 14850 Photo.

Gridlock last Thursday caused TCAT to detour around Collegetown for a week. 14850 Photo.

“All routes that normally use College Ave. have returned to normal routing,” according to a release from TCAT. Routes 10, 30, 32, and 51 in both directions had been using Stewart Avenue.

TCAT warns that they will be instituting new detours beginning June 13th, when the intersection of College Avenue and Dryden Road will be closed due to construction.

Routes 13 and 36 have already been detoured this summer due to the closure of the Lake Street Bridge near Ithaca Falls, and TCAT has also made some reductions to service for the summer.

TCAT is a non-profit corporation established as a joint effort by Cornell University, Tompkins County, and the City of Ithaca to provide public transportation for Tompkins County. Annual ridership on the fleet of about fifty buses, including eight hybrid electric-diesel buses, is nearly 4.3 million, covering a distance of 1.6 million miles, TCAT said last summer.

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