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Local community groups rally to remove TCAT ride fares

By Aubren Villasenor, Staff Writer May 3, 2023
The Ithaca Democratic Socialists of America and the Ithaca Sunrise Movement rallied on May 2 to remove ride fares from local public transport.
Joel Malina, Cornell University’s vice president of university relations, said TCAT did not justify the financial contribution increase of 8% and said TCAT already has enough funding, so the university would not comply with the larger increase. 

Cornell agrees to 5% increase in underwriter funding for TCAT

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2023
TCAT had requested an 8% increase from its three underwriters, including Cornell University, which agreed Jan. 20 to increase funding by 5%, rejecting the 8% increase.
A petition was launched March 3 to make Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) free, which would increase accessibility and efficiency but reduce TCAT’s revenue.  The petition is part of a larger campaign by the Ithaca branch of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) called FreeCAT that advocates for fare-free and expanded TCAT services.

Ithaca residents get on board with free TCAT campaign

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Staff Writer September 14, 2022
Members of the Ithaca community have shown they are ready for free public transit. A petition was launched March 3 to make Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) free.
Free public transportation is a necessity for Ithaca

Free public transportation is a necessity for Ithaca

By The Ithacan September 14, 2022
This will be a costly endeavor, but it will protect Ithaca students and residents from walking home past 9 p.m. in the frigid cold of our winters.
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