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TCAT announces emergency service cuts to mitigate unplanned disruptions

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Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) is initiating “emergency service cuts” to counter unplanned service disruptions caused by bus shortages and a chronic lack of drivers.

Routes 14S (West Hill shopper) and 83 (Cornell-Cayuga Heights shuttle) will be completely halted, while five other routes—10, 13, 21, 40, and 81—will experience service reductions until further notice.


The agency says these cuts aim to give riders more time to adjust their plans and allocate buses for higher-demand routes.

These last-minute disruptions have heavily impacted morning commuters, forcing many to find alternative means of transportation or walk long distances.

Officials emphasized that high ridership routes are crucial for maintaining the system’s revenue and health. The agency also warned that unforeseen circumstances might still affect services and urged riders to check its Bus Tracker for real-time updates.