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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

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Ithaca College students will be able to utilize ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft next academic year due to a budget provision passed in the New York State Budget.

Ride-hailing services to come to Ithaca this summer

By Grace Elletson April 12, 2017
The New York state budget, approved April 10, authorized ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to begin operating across New York this summer.
Cornell University junior Brian Schiff developed the app with the help of a friend and an advisor. The app was piloted successfully this summer and is now expanding to the Ithaca area and Syracuse University.

Transportation app for Ithaca cabs aims to fill Uber void

By Lily Donoghue, Contributing Writer September 13, 2016
“This is how we will get into every hand of every 20-year-old in America,” Schiff said.
Ithaca College students have reported being overcharged for rides with Collegetown Cabs, while drivers report confusion with the companys pricing system.

Ithaca College students complain about inconsistent cab fares

By Alyssa Garza, Contributing Writer March 11, 2016
“I felt really taken advantage of, especially us all being college students,” Knoles said.
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.
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