Transportation & Parking
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Campus-to-Campus bus in operation?
Effective March 25, the Campus-to-Campus bus service is suspended until further notice. There is no higher priority to Cornell University Transportation and Delivery Services than the safety and well-being of our customers and employees. We value your patronage and appreciate your patience while we adjust to the realities of this public health issue. If this suspension causes hardship for Cornell University mission-critical travel, please contact us at 607-254-8747. Visit c2cbus.com for further service updates and notifications.
I am a student remaining in Ithaca. Will I still have TCAT access using my CU ID card?
Yes, as long as you remain a registered student, you will have TCAT access through August 31, 2020. Student bus access information can be found at gettingaround.cornell.edu.
Will there be any changes to the TCAT schedule?
TCAT has announced adjustments to service in response to COVID-19 and a decrease in ridership. Please visit TCAT's website for the most up-to-date information on routes.
I am a student remaining in Ithaca. Can I keep my parking permit?
You can keep your parking permit until it expires on August 31, 2020. However, please note that campus access is limited to only faculty, staff and students who have received the required approvals under the university’s reactivation plans.
Will faculty members and staff working remotely receive a refund for parking permits?
After careful consideration and financial evaluation, Cornell determined that it was not possible to suspend payroll installment payments for all permit holders. Campus parking permits provide the university with indispensable revenue needed for salaries, TCAT payments and debt payments. The last permit installment for this fiscal year will take place on June 30.
Information regarding permit renewal season will be available once we have determined the dates for reintroducing parking restrictions and resuming permit sales. Payroll installments for the new permit year will begin no earlier than August 2020.
My permit expires June 30. Will I automatically receive a new permit?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the phased campus reactivation, Transportation Services will not automatically renew parking permits expiring at the end of June. Parking restrictions are currently eased, and permits with a June expiration date will continue to be honored as valid until at least July 31, 2020. A permit purchase and renewal opportunity will be announced by the end of June.
Commuters are encouraged to use this time to re-examine their transportation options, especially if they require only limited, occasional access to campus. Visit parking.cornell.edu or contact email@example.com for assistance.
Will parking permit regulations be lifted for staff working on campus?
Cornell Transportation will not enforce regular parking permit restrictions, with the exception of a few areas, through July 31. Most permit-restricted or Parkmobile spaces are available during this period, with no permit or payment required. Cornell Transportation will continue to enforce fire lanes, loading zones, no parking areas, accessible spaces, MT spaces and reserved spaces, including client spaces at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Please note that campus access is limited to only faculty, staff and students who have received the required approvals under the university’s reactivation plans.