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TCAT Crash Course: how Ithaca College students travel around town

By Sarah Cochi, Julia Hargreaves, and Maddy Dombrow April 12, 2024

Sarah Cochi takes a tour of Ithaca via Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT). Starting at Ithaca College, Cochi explores Routes 11 and 15, which bring her to the Ithaca Commons, the Ithaca Shopping...

Snapshot: Bus Ride Blues

Snapshot: Bus Ride Blues

By Evan Popp, Staff Writer April 4, 2018
The second to last bus of the night arrives, and the students spring toward it, scrambling on board as if they are lost at sea and have found their lifeboat.
Editorial: Rowdy student behavior on TCAT unacceptable

Editorial: Rowdy student behavior on TCAT unacceptable

March 22, 2017
The TCAT does not exist solely for the college — it is not a private transportation system meant to serve only its needs.
Adam Driver stars as Paterson, a bus driver and poet living in Paterson New Jersey. Laura (Golshifteh Farahani), Patersons partner, insists that Paterson share his writing, but he refuses and is content to drift through life under the radar.

Review: Jarmusch sets poetry in motion with his latest drama

By Aidan Lentz, Staff Writer February 28, 2017
'Paterson' is one of the most comforting movies in recent memory, quietly reassuring its audience that a heavily cyclical life can still be exquisite.
Students board an outbound Route 11 TCAT bus at the Seneca Street Station the night of Feb. 6. Nancy Oltz, TCAT operations manager, said the company often brings on additional buses at peak times on Friday and Saturday nights to accomodate large amounts of student riders.

Ithaca College students max out TCAT buses on weekend nights

By Michael Pyskaty, Staff Writer February 11, 2016
The bus pulls forward, and then the driver hits the brakes. The mass of students lurches forward. One man loses his balance and stumbles toward the driver. A woman repeatedly says “I’m not drunk! I’m just tired,” and then promptly tries to fall asleep standing up...

House bill could cause TCAT to lose $200,000 in funding

By Michael Pyskaty, Contributing Writer November 11, 2015

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit could soon lose $200,000 of federal funding per year, based on a bill recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The long-term highway bill, the “DRIVE...

A private charter bus crashed at approximately 9 p.m. in Covington Township, Pennsylvania. Images taken at the scene of the accident indicate the bus was from the Big Red Bullet company.

New bus service runs nonstop from Ithaca to New York City

By Michael Pyskaty, Contributing Writer October 7, 2015
A new bus service that runs nonstop from Ithaca to New York City is now operational. The Big Red Bullet is an alternative to other bus companies like Greyhound, Short Line, and Cornell University’s Campus-to-Campus bus.
Three people were injured when a TCAT bus crashed on campus Aug. 24.

UPDATED: Three injured in TCAT bus crash on Ithaca College campus

By Max Denning, Assistant News Editor August 24, 2015
A TCAT bus was involved in a single vehicle accident on the Ithaca College campus.
I was so busy while in Selma, Ala. that this is the only picture I managed to get of myself

Travel, Not Transit

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer March 11, 2015
I found myself a nice piece of bus station floor and spread out my sleeping bag. I sat down and ate my fries quickly, hoping to catch a nap before my next bus. A man with his own basket of fries, smothered in cheese sauce, approached me. “That’s a nice set up you got there, mind if I join you?”
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