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Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit provides bus service in Ithaca and throughout Tompkins County, using a fleet of 46 buses along with an additional 10 buses operated under contract with Tioga Transport to provide service on certain rural routes.The TCAT fleet consists mainly of Orion I, NovaBus RTS and LFS, and New Flyer D40LF buses.The main centre-town transfer point is at Ithaca Commons, but there are nine routes serving Cornell University and fifteen others connecting the Ivy League school with the rest of the county.Rural communities served by TCAT include Dryden, Groton, Lansing, Newfield and Trumansburg, and there is also service to a number of communities in Tioga County to the east of Ithaca.

 

All photos are by the webmaster unless noted otherwise.

 

Bus Industries of America 01.507

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565 was a 1985 Orion 01.507, formerly a Utica bus of the same number, shown at the at the TCAT Garage, June 19, 2006. (Photo by Oren Hirsch, featured on Orenís Transit Page)

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565 was spotted again on Court Street at Aurora Street on July 5, 2006.This bus was retired later in 2006. (Photo by Oren Hirsch)

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119 was a 1989 Orion I, shown on Tower Road at East Avenue on Dec. 12, 2005. (Photo by Oren Hirsch)

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130 was another 1989 Orion I, seen on East Avenue near Tower Road on May 7, 2009.This bus was retired in December 2011. (Photo by Oren Hirsch)

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387 was a 1989 Orion I, seen on Tower Road at East Avenue on Dec. 2, 2005.Both 119 and 387 were retired in 2007. (Photo by Oren Hirsch)

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913 was a 1991 Orion 01.507, shown on Triphammer Road at Hanshaw Road on July 7, 2006. (Photo by Oren Hirsch)

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914 was another 1991 Orion I, seen on East Avenue near Tower Road on November 12, 2007. (Photo by Oren Hirsch)

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57 was a 1992 Orion I bus, originally delivered to Cornell University before being transferred to TCAT.This bus was spotted near Ithaca Commons on May 16, 2005.

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59 was another 1992 Orion I, spotted on Seneca Street at Tioga Avenue on May 16, 2005.

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61 was an ex-CU Transit 1992 Orion I, seen waiting for passengers at the Ithaca Commons transfer point.This photo was taken on May 16, 2005.

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67 was another ex-Cornell Orion I, seen on Seneca Street between Aurora Street and Tioga Avenue on March 19, 2004.The last of TCATís Orion buses were retired in December 2011. (Photo by Oren Hirsch)

 

NovaBus RTS

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964 is a 1996 NovaBus T70-606, spotted on Seneca Street at Ithaca Commons on May 16, 2005.

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965 is another 1996 Nova RTS, seen waiting for passengers at Ithaca Commons on May 16, 2005. All of the RTS buses in TCAT service were retired by 2010.

 

NovaBus LFS

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103 is a 2001 Nova LFS, seen on Seneca Street on May 15, 2005.In New York State, LFS buses are also used by the CDTA in Albany and the NFTA in Buffalo, and until recently were used by the CCTS in Elmira.

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106 is another 2001 Nova LFS, shown boarding passengers at Ithaca Commons on May 15, 2005.

 

New Flyer Industries D40LF

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204 is a 2002 New Flyer D40LF, shown waiting for riders on Seneca Street on May 15, 2005.

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209 is another 2002 NFI D40LF, spotted at the Ithaca Commons transfer point on May 15, 2005.These buses have a flat panel on the back of the bus with the air-conditioner on the roof, similar to SEPTA buses in Philadelphia.

 

Gilling Advantage

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601 is a 2006 Gillig Advantage diesel bus, shown at the TCAT garage prior to entering service on July 7, 2006. (Photo by Oren Hirsch)

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602 is another 2006 Gillig Advantage, seen on Campus Road at Central Avenue on Sept. 11, 2006. (Photo by Oren Hirsch)

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604 is shown on East Avenue at Tower Road on Sept. 11, 2006. (Photo by Oren Hirsch)

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614 is a 2006 Gillig Advantage hybrid, shown on College Avenue at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts in Collegetown on March 28, 2007. (Photo by Oren Hirsch)

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615 is another 2006 Gillig Advantage hybrid, seen on Central Avenue between Campus Road and Oak Avenue on April 23, 2009. (Photo by Oren Hirsch)

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701 is a 2007 Gillig Advantage hybrid, seen on College Avenue at Oak Avenue on May 14, 2009. (Photo by Oren Hirsch)

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702 is another Gillig Advantage hybrid, spotted on Tower Road at East Avenue on May 7, 2009. (Photo by Oren Hirsch)

 

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