Transportation & Parking
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Campus-to-Campus bus in operation?
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.
Will students in Ithaca have TCAT access using their CU ID card?
Yes. Returning students have the opportunity to purchase a discounted OmniRide bus pass, and incoming students receive automatic, no-fee OmniRide bus pass privileges valid within their first academic year. Student bus access information can be found at Getting Around the Cornell Campus.
Will there be any changes to the TCAT schedule?
The TCAT 2020 fall service is in effect Sunday, Aug. 30 through Saturday, Nov. 28. This includes route changes and added services needed to support local transportation needs for the fall semester. Please visit TCAT's website for the most up-to-date information on routes.
How often are TCAT buses cleaned and disinfected?
TCAT is taking as many precautions as possible to protect its riders and employees during the pandemic, and has provided details about their procedures on their COVID-19 webpage.
My permit expired June 30. How can I receive a new permit?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the phased campus reactivation, Transportation Services did not automatically renew parking permits expiring at the end of June. Commuters are encouraged to re-examine their transportation options, especially if they require only limited, occasional access to campus. Faculty and staff who wish to purchase a 2020-21 parking permit may use the Permit Purchase Agreement Form to make their request. Community members who need only occasional access to campus parking can opt for low-cost Daily Decision parking lots using ParkMobile.
Will parking permit regulations be eased for staff working on campus?
Cornell eased parking restrictions through the end of August. Permits and mobile payments are now required. 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.
I no longer need my parking permit/bus pass. Can I get a refund?
Permit returns and OmniRide bus privilege cancellations are accepted until November 1, 2020 (student fall semester permits) and March 31, 2021 (employee annual and student spring/summer semester permits). Prepaid fees will be refunded based on the current Transportation Services refund policy; payroll installments may take up to a full pay-cycle to end.