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Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit Fleet

Started by Dash5155, July 23, 2019, 02:08:53 PM

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This thread is for following the Tompkins TCAT fleet with all minor changes and updates. The roster in this thread may not always be accurate but it's pretty close most of the time.

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (or Tompkins TCAT) is a private, non-profit public transportation operator, created by Cornell University, Tompkins County, and the City of Ithaca and operates bus service in Ithaca, NY to Ithaca Mall, Ithaca Commons, Cornell University, and many other destinations across the region.

Thirty-six bus routes comprise the TCAT system. Routes are identified by number and are usually indicated on a marquee at the front of the bus, and sometimes on the side as well. TCAT's main hub is Green Street Station, near Ithaca Commons, a two-block pedestrian mall in downtown Ithaca. Most non-South Hill routes run through the Cornell University campus as; East Avenue near Tower Road is considered a secondary hub.

  • Route 10 Cornell – Commons Shuttle
  • Route 11 Ithaca College – Commons
  • Route 11N Night Service - Ithaca College - Commons - Collegetown
  • Route 11S Ithaca College - Commons Southside Shopping
  • Route 13 Commons – Fall Creek – Mall
  • Route 14 Cayuga Medical Center - West Hill – Commons
  • Route 14S West Hill – Shopping
  • Route 15 Southside Shopping - Commons
  • Route 17 TCAT - Fall Creek - Commons
  • Route 20 Enfield - Commons
  • Route 21 Trumansburg – Jacksonville - Commons – Cornell
  • Route 22 Summer Special - Taughannock Falls, Cass Park, Stweart Park, Buttermilk Falls - Commons
  • Route 30 Shops at Ithaca Mall - Cornell - Commons
  • Route 31 Convenient Care - Cornell - Commons
  • Route 32 Airport - Cornell - Commons
  • Route 36 South Lansing – Cornell - Commons
  • Route 37 North Lansing – Cornell - Commons
  • Route 40 Groton - Cornell - Commons
  • Route 41 Demand and Response (DAR) Service: Etna - Cornell
  • Route 43 Groton - Freeville - Dryden - Cornell - Commons
  • Route 51 Eastern Heights - Cornell - Commons
  • Route 52 Caroline – Brookktondale - Cornell - Commons
  • Route 53 Brooktondale - Varna - Cornell - Commons
  • Route 65 Danby – Commons
  • Route 67 Newfield – Commons – Cornell
  • Route 70 The Shops at Ithaca Mall - Cornell - Commons (Weekend Service)
  • Route 72 Airport - Cornell - Commons (Weekend Service)
  • Route 74 Groton - The Shops at Ithaca Mall (Weekend Service)
  • Route 75 Dryden - The Shops at Ithaca Mall - Commons (Weekend Service)
  • Route 77 Mall – Warren Road (Weekend Service)
  • Route 81 A Lot to B Lot via Central Campus
  • Route 82 Hasbrouck to East Hill Plaza via Central Campus
  • Route 83 North Campus to West Campus via Central Campus (No Summer Service)
  • Route 90 Commons to North Campus via C-Town and Central Campus
  • Route 92 North Campus, West Campus, Central and Vet, C-Town and East Hill Plaza
  • Route 93 North Campus, West Campus, Central, C-Town, East Hill Plaza, Snyder Hill Rd. and Slaterville Rd. via Honess Lane

Bus Fleet
The bus fleet compiles 54 buses mostly 40 feet long, with two cutaway buses and one 29 foot bus. This is roster as of September 13th, 2019. Except for the second hand 2005 models, the first two digits of the fleet number represents the last two digits of the year the vehicle was built. In the case of buses built between 2000 and 2009, only the first digit represents the year it was built. For example, 601 would be built in 2006, and 901 would be built in 2009. Following this, it's clear that 1101 would be a 2011 model.

For corrections and updates on the fleet, comment below

2002 Gillig Low Floor 29 Foot

Cummins ISC/Allison B300R-5

2005 New Flyer D40LF
Former CENTRO Bus,
Cummins ISL/Voith D864.3E

2501, 2517*

2005 Gillig Low Floor
EX-CAT Harrisburg
Cummins ISL/Allison B400R-5


2006-2011 Gillig Low Floor

Cummins ISL/Allison B400R-5
601-608, 901-904, 1104-1106, 1108, 1109, 1118

2006-2011 Gillig Low Floor Hybrid

Cummins ISB/Allison Ep40
613-615, 701-703, 1102, 1103*

2011 Orion VII 3rd Generation

Cummins ISL/Allison B400R-5

2014 Chevrolet/Arboc Cutaway

2010 Chevrolet C5500 Chassis
1402, 1403*

2015-2016 Gillig Low Floor

Cummins ISL/Allison B400R6
1501, 1502, 1601-1605

2018 Gillig Low Floor

Cummins L9/Allison B400R6

2019 New Flyer Xcelsior

Cummins L9/Allison B400R6
1901, 1904, 1906**

2019 Freightliner/Champion Defender

35 foot Champion Defender Body

*615, 1115, 2517, an un-numbered ex-RTS Gillig Low Floor, and an un-numbered ex-Centro D40LF all sit inactive at the Garage, awaiting parts/retirement.
**The 2019 New Flyer Xcelsior bus deliveries are still underway

The Lycanroc Gamer


Quote from: The Lycanroc Gamer on July 26, 2019, 10:03:11 PMHey Dash, aren't you from Ithaca?
Technically no I'm from elsewhere, But I visit family up in Ithaca once or twice a year. This was actually the first time that I decided to go all out with picture and video (since all things considered, I would be the first)


So according to everything TCAT's post on Facebook, 1906 has recently arrived along with another Xcelsior. These are the first buses since the Orion I fleet to have rear windows.

Also apparently there's cutaways 1910-1912 on the property. They aren't all the same model but they wear full TCAT colors. These may be replacing other cutaway but I'm unsure since 1403 was still running as of today.

I don't have any picture to show but this may mean RIP to some older buses soon.


So apparently, the new cutaway buses are Freightliner/Champion Defender 35 foot Cutaways. Here's TCAT's article on these new buses:

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1901 and 1906 have entered service! Wowza!


Here's TCAT Bus 1907 which is one of their New Flyer Xcelsior buses


2506 is out of service now.

Buses 1901-1909 are New Flyer Xcelsior

Route 13 no longer goes to the mall.
Routes 74 and 75 are currently not running. Route 40 and 43 are running instead.

Route 83 is no longer running.

Route 77 has been changed to an on demand service called TCONNECT. You book a ride in an app.

New routes including the 13S, which goes to Aldi, the new Greenstar and purity ice cream shop, and route 84, which circulates the Cornell Campus.

Here is the current TCAT Route list:

Route 10: [Mon-Fri]
Cornell – Commons Shuttle
Also Serving: Sage Hall, Boldt Hall, Milstein Hall, Goldwin Smith Hall, College Ave., Schwartz CPA

Route 11: [Mon-Fri]
Ithaca College – Commons
Also Serving: College Circle Apts., Challenge, South Hill Business Park, South Hill Elementary, Longview

Route 11S: [Saturday & Sunday]
Ithaca College – Commons – Southside Shopping  [Day Route]
Also Serving: College Circle Apts., Wegmans,  Tops, Walmart, Longview

Route 13: [Mon-Fri + Sat]
Fall Creek
Also Serving: Commons, DMV, Ithaca High School, Lake St., Hancock St., Cayuga St.

Route 13S: [Mon-Fri + Sat]
Fall Creek Shopper
Also Serving: Commons, Aldi, DMV, Hancock St., Cascadilla @ Fulton (near new Greenstar Co+op location)

Route 14: [Everyday]
Hospital–West Hill – Commons
Also Serving: W. State Street, West Village, Lehman School, Linderman Creek Apts., Overlook Apts., Conifer Village Apts.

Route 14S: [Everyday]
West Hill Shopper
Also Serving: Overlook Apts., Cayuga Meadows, Linderman Creek Apts., Conifer Village Apts., West Village, Chestnut Hill Apartments, Wegman's, Tops, Walmart

Route 15: [Everyday]
Southside Shopper
Also Serving: Commons, McGraw House, Titus Towers, Ithaca Plaza, Wegman's, Tops, Walmart

Route 17: [Everyday]
Fall Creek – Commons
Also Serving: TCAT Offices, W. Lincoln St., Cayuga St.

Route 20: [Everyday]
Enfield – Commons
Also Serving: Greenstar, Eco Village, Agway. Select trips serve Cornell West Campus.

Route 21: [Everyday]
Trumansburg – Commons
Also Serving: Ulysses, Jacksonville, GreenStar, Agway, Cornell, Commons

Route 30: [Everyday]
Shops at Ithaca Mall – Cornell – Commons
Also Serving: Collegetown, Cornell, Community Corners, Kendal, Tops(Lansing), YMCA
[See route 70 for additional weekend service]

Route 31: [Mon-Fri]
Convenient Care – Cornell – Commons
Also Serving: Winston Court, Convenient Care Center, Ithaca Community Childcare Center, Warrenwood Apts., Dewitt Middle School, BOCES,  Community  Corners, Hasbrouck Apts., Dairy Bar, Statler Hall, Collegetown
[See route 77 Tconnect for weekend service to Winston Court]

Route 32: [Mon-Fri]
Airport – Cornell – Commons
Also Serving: Cornell Business Park, Langmuir Lab, Northwood Apts., Gaslight Village, Uptown Village, University Park, Convenient Care, Community Corners, Statler Hall, Tompkins County Health Department  [No service to Collegetown]
[See route 72 for weekend service]

Route 36: [Mon-Fri]
Lansing Town Hall
Also Serving: Lansing H.S., Cornell, Commons, Ithaca H.S., Cayuga Mall, Shops at Ithaca Mall

Route 37: [Mon-Fri]
North Lansing
Also Serving: Fire Station #4, Lansing Town Hall, Village Solars, Warren @ Convenient Care, Cornell–Tower Road, Sage Hall, Commons. Select trips serve Cornell West Campus.
[See route 77 Tconnect for weekend service to Warren Rd. and Village Solars]

Route 40: [Everyday]
Freeville – Groton
Also Serving: Groton H.S., Varna, Etna, Dairy Bar, Sage Hall, Ithaca Commons
[See Route 43 for additional trips]

Route 41: [Mon-Fri]
Etna Demand & Response Service – call (607) 277-7433 to schedule
Also Serving: Etna Rd., Lower Creek Rd., Creekwood Apts., Hanshaw VIllage, Guthrie Clinic, SPCA, Sapsucker Woods, Lab of Ornithology, Community Corners, Sage Hall
[See route 77 Tconnect for weekend service]

Route 43: [Everyday]
Dryden – TC3 (Select trips serve Freeville and Groton)
Also Serving: South Dryden, Dryden Village, Varna, Vet School, Sage Hall, Commons.

Route 51: [Everyday]
Eastern Heights – Cornell – Commons
Also Serving: Commonland, Honness Lane, East Hill Plaza, Tower Road, Collegetown, Sage Hall, Vet School.

Route 52: [Mon-Fri & Sat]
Caroline – Commons
Also Serving: Slaterville Springs, Brooktondale, Bethel Grove, Cornell, Vet School, Sage Hall. Select trips serve Cornell West Campus.

Route 53: [Mon-Fri]
Ellis Hollow – Varna
Also Serving: The Commons, Cornell–Tower Road, Turkey Hill Rd., Ellis Hollow Rd.
[See route 52 for service to Brooktondale]

Route 65: [Mon-Fri + Saturday]
Also Serving: Hillview Terrace Mobile Home Park, Danby Town Hall Park & Ride, Dotson Park, Ithaca Commons, Cornell–Tower Road

Route 67: [Everyday]
Also Serving: Sunny's, Meadowbrook, Valley Manor, Newfield Town Hall, Newfield Covered Bridge, Newfield Schools, Newfield Garden Apts, Treman State Park, Elmira Road, South Meadow, Clinton West Plaza, Ithaca Commons, Cornell–Tower Rd.

Route 70: [Saturday & Sunday]
Ithaca Mall – Cornell – Commons
Also Serving: Collegetown, Cornell West Campus, Cornell North Campus, Community Corners, Kendal, Tops(Lansing), YMCA
[See route 30 for Mon–Fri service]

Route 72: [Saturday & Sunday]
Airport – Cornell – Commons
Also Serving: Cornell Bus. Park, Langmuir Lab, Northwood Apts., Gaslight Village, West & North Campus, University Park, Convenient Care, Community Corners.  [No service to Collegetown]
[See route 32 for Mon–Fri service]

Route 77 Tconnect Service: [Saturday + Sunday]
Tconnect app-based, on-demand service to the Lansing/Etna area
Also Serving: Winston Court, Village Circle, Village Solars, TC Safety Building / Sheriff's Office, Dart Drive, Shops at Ithaca Mall, Warren Rd., Airport, Hanshaw Rd., Etne Rd., Lower Creek Rd., Etna Mills Apts., Hanshaw Village, Beaconview
[See route 37 & 41 for Mon–Fri service]

Route 81: [Mon-Fri]
Cornell Campus Service
Also Serving: A Lot, B Lot, Balch Hall, Hasbrouck Apts., Helen Newman Hall, Cradit Farm Dr., Tower Rd.

Route 82: [Mon-Fri]
Cornell Campus Service / East Hill Office Building
Also Serving: East Hill Office Building, Ciser, East Hill Plaza, Maplewood Apts., East Ithaca Apts., Tower Rd., Statler Hall

Route 84: [Mon-Fri]
Cornell Campus Service
Also Serving: Schwartz CPA, Sage Hall, Anabel Taylor Hall, Breazzano Center, Dryden Rd., Hoy Rd., Garden Ave., Uris Hall

Route 90: [Everyday]
Commons – Cornell Campus Night Service
Also Serving: Commons, Collegetown, Statler Hall, Robert Purcell Community Center, Cradit Farm, Appel Commons

Route 92: [Everyday]
Cornell Campus Service
Also Serving: Maplewood Apts., East Ithaca Apts., Breazzano Center, Tower Rd., Schwartz CPA, Collegetown, West Campus, Robert Purcell, Hasbrouck Apts., Appel Commons, Helen Newman Hall, Balch Hall, North Campus

Route 93: [Everyday]
Cornell Campus Service
Also Serving: Garden Ave., Uris Hall, Sage Hall, Collegetown, Schwartz CPA, Maplewood Park Apts., East Ithaca Apts., Eastern Heights, Honness Lane, Commonland, Pine Tree Rd., East Hill Plaza, Hoy Rd., Breazzano Center


I'm going to add more to this later.

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