New programs are launching in Tompkins County to provide residents with alternative transportation options amid rising gas prices.
GoIthaca, a membership-based program that “provides sustainable and affordable transportation solutions” to people in the Downtown Ithaca area, is another option for residents. The benefits program is hosted by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance and membership is free.
Tompkins County Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) provides public transit across the county. Bus fare is $1.50 per single ride and half-fare is available to seniors, youth, and people with disabilities. Residents can purchase an annual bus pass to save money on fare.
Additionally, Ithaca Carshare, a local non-profit, provides rideshare programs for residents. This is a good option for those who prefer car transport but may not own their own vehicle. Membership is required to participate.
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