Reduced TCAT bus service Thursday and Friday due to understaffing

“TCAT is being forced to reduce service due to drivers on sick leave after testing positive for Covid-19, exacerbating an existing driver shortage,” the transit agency said Wednesday, announcing a schedule. reduced for Thursday and Friday April 28 and 29.

14850 Today learned that TCAT had 18 drivers sick with COVID-19 as positive cases and hospitalizations spiked around Tompkins County and central New York.

Initially, TCAT said it should reduce service over the weekend, but now expects to restore normal service for Saturday and Sunday.

The agency says routes 14S, 83, 90 and 92 will not operate Thursday and Friday.

Route 10 (Common Loop/Cornell)

Sservice reduced to 5 trips per hour from 7:20 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with about 20minute-after service 1:30 p.m.. (Note that in the morning, journeys performed at the top of the hour, then :20, :30, :40, :50, but not :ten minutes after time. Please plan accordingly.

Route 11 (Ithaca College / Commons)

Frequency reduced to every hour instead of every 30 minutes during AM and PM peak. Hourly service ends earlier at 8:08 p.m..

Route 13 (Commons/Fall Creek/Stewart Park)

Service has been reduced and journey times adjusted – please see the new timetable.

Itinerary 14 (Cayuga Medical Center/West Hill/Commons)

Service is the same except for the 9:00 p.m. journey from Green St. Station has been eliminated.

Route 14S (West Hill Buyer)

Nope service. Please use lines 14 or 15. (Weekend service should operate normally.)

Route 15 (South Side Buyer/Commons)

Aadditional PM trips are cut off. The rest of the service runs hourly from Seneca St. Station from 7:21 a.m.from morning until 8:21 p.m..

Route 17 (TCAT/Fall Creek/Commons)

Service has been reduced and journey times adjusted – please see the new timetable.

Highway 20 (Enfield)

Service reduced from 6 trips to 5 trips. Noon trip time is now 11:30 a.m.a m from Green St. Station.

Route 21 (Trumansburg/Jacksonville/Commons)

Service reduced from 9 trips to 7 trips. The first morning ride and the last 3 p.m. ride are the same. The rest Morning and midday trips must beFr modified – please consult the schedule.

Route 30 (Ithaca Mall/Cornell/Commons)

Late service eliminated. Last outward journey from Green St. Station leaves at 8ampm, and the last one-way trip from shopping at Ithaca Mall departure at 7:55pm.

Highway 31/41 (Winston Court/Etna/Cornell)

Eliminated the 22:15 outward journey.

Route 32 – The last two outgoing trips at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. are cut.

Route 36 – unchanged.

Route 37 – One way and one way cut. Some schedule changes: please consult the schedule. Note: The first morning trip is 10 minutes earlier.

Highway 40 (Groton/Cornell/Commons)

The last trip runs 30 minutes later, leaving Green St. Station at 5:55pm.

Route 43 (Groton/Freeville/Dryden/TC3/Cornell/Commons)

Service reduced by 11 at 9 trips. Cut of the midday trip and the last afternoon trip. Some schedule changes: The third The AM trip is 30 minutes earlier and the 6:50pm trip moved 5 minutes later at 6:55 p.m.

Highway 51 (Eastern Heights/Cornell/Commons loop)

Eliminated the last three or 9:32pm 10:32pm and 11:32afternoon journeys from Green St..

Highway 52 (Caroline/Brooktondale/Cornell/Commons)

Service reduced from 7 trips to 6 trips. Second trip AM cut off and third AM moved trip earlier from 9:50 a.m.a m at 9:18 a.m.a m from Green St. Station.

Highway 53 (Slaterville Rd/Varna/Cornell/Commons)

No change.

Route 65 (Danby/Commons)

Jiming changes. Third trip moved 2 minutes earlier to 9:05 a.m.a m from Green Street. Station, and the last trip was moved 25 minutes later to 6:15 p.m. from Green St. Station.

Route 67 (Newfield/Cornell/Commons)

-Service reduced from 9 trips to 7 trips. First trip (5h42) go from Green St. Station and 6:06 a.m. from Newfield won’t run. Third trip moved 13 minutes later to 7:45 a.m.a m from Seneca Street. Station. 11:05 AM trip from Seneca St. station will not operate.

Route 77 (Based on app, on demand Northeast Ithaca/ Lansing/Etna) Sat.-Sun. only

No change.

Highway 81 (Cornell Campus)

Slightly reduced service. Eliminated on 8:45a m9:15 and 9:45a m journeys from A Lot. PM service has also been reduced with the last journey from A Lot at 6.50pm and the last journey from the Boyce Thompson Institute at 7.07pm..

Route 82 (Cornell Campus)

Service reduced to 30 minutess, leave East Hill Plaza at 12:15 a.m. and 12:45 a.m. after the hour.

Route 83 (Cornell Campus)

Will not work. Runners are encouraged to use route 10 from West Campus or route 31-41 on Highland and Thurston.

Route 90 (Cornell/Collegetown/North Campus Night Service)

Will not work.

Highway 92 (Cornell Campus/Night Service

Will not work.

Melvin Z. Madore