The TCAT bus system today started a 2-month experiment with off-peak fares of 50 cents, instead of the regular fare of $1.50.
Off-peak times are 10 am - 3 pm, after 6 pm, and all weekend.
The trial period is the months of July and August.
TCAT continues to show a progressive bent in the midst of the gas price crises. Rather than raising fares at a time when people might feel forced to use public transit, TCAT has sought ways to make its service even cheaper. Two years ago, TCAT eliminated zone pricing, reducing fares to destinations such as Trumansburg, Newfield, and Groton from $3.00 to $1.50.
The TCAT system has extensive service throughout the city and county, including campuses, shopping destinations, and parks.
For details, routes, schedules, maps, etc., see www.tcatbus.com.
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