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Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit is currently re-evaluating its services after a decrease in ridership on multiple routes, including Route 11. This evaluation may result in a reduced bus schedule for Route 11, one of two bus routes that has stops on Ithaca Colleges campus.

TCAT looks into reducing Route 11 services

By Cody Taylor, Contributing Writer November 7, 2018
Ithaca College students may see a decrease in Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit Route 11 services as a result of decreased ridership on the route.
 ASAP Cab Company has started offering $1 cab rides in order to compete with the TCAT and ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft.

Taxi company implements $1 ride program to drive in business

By Tessie Devlin, Staff Writer October 25, 2017
Since cab companies can control their rates, ASAP Cab Companies decided to offer the lowest price for a ride to draw in more customers.
An Ithacan analysis of prices of common routes students take — from the college to The Commons and from the college to the Tompkins County Regional Airport — shows that taking an Uber or Lyft is slightly less expensive than taking a taxi.

Ride-hailing services slightly less expensive than taxis in Ithaca

By Celisa Calacal, Senior Writer September 19, 2017
As students from Ithaca College and Cornell University return to campus, popular ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft are a new addition to Ithaca.
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.
Ithaca Dispatch and other local cab companies show little worry about the likely arrival of Uber and Lyft because of preparations they have made.

Ithaca cab companies prepare for the potential arrival of Uber

By Falyn Stempler, Staff Writer February 1, 2017
John Kadar, president and co-owner of Ithaca Dispatch, said he is not worried about the potential arrival of Uber and Lyft because of pre-emptive measures his company has taken.
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.

Uber: Innovation and Inspiration

By Kyle Stewart August 29, 2016
People are not liabilities to be managed by the government. People have potential to be tapped into, and they need a government that allows everyone to live their lives to the fullest.
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