Support that helps get you places.
Free Bus Service on campus/Ithaca facilities:
Employees (including temporary employees on the university payroll), can ride TCAT buses free of charge Monday-Friday on the Cornell campus and among Cornell facilities located downtown and near the airport (normally $1.50). Must present Cornell ID card at fare box.
Regular (not temporary) employees can choose to forego or relinquish a parking permit to take advantage of free, unlimited travel on TCAT transit busses within Tompkins County. Occasional-use parking permits are available free of charge (up to 30 per year) for days when you may need to drive to campus. More details.
Take advantage of reduced fees or even a free parking permit by carpooling to campus. Give it a try, risk-free for 30 days. You can even find car mates online using Zimride. Some restrictions apply; click here for complete details.
is a free service provided by Commuter and Parking Services to jump-start your vehicle, inflate a soft tire, provide a gallon of gas, de-ice your locks, or help you free your car if you’re stuck in the snow.
If a personal emergency arises during the workday and you need to get to your car, home, or a sick child, transportation services can get you where you need to go during business hours (7:30am-5:00pm), M-F. Not available when university is closed, or for weather-related emergencies, unscheduled overtime, or appointments. Call (607) 255-0000.
FamilyCare Support Service:
If you participate in the RideShare or OmniRide commuter programs and have documented dependent or childcare responsibilities, you may apply for additional books of occasional-use, one-day parking permits (perimeter and outer parking areas). There are also parking accommodations available to expecting and nursing mothers; more details here.
New York City Campuses
A commuter benefit option managed through PayFlex for those who work off the Ithaca campus. Set funds from your paycheck aside before taxes for transit and/or parking costs. See Commuter Benefit FAQs for more details. Information for Weill Cornell employees is available on the Weill Cornell Medicine Human Resources website.
Campus-to-Campus Executive Coach Service:
links New York City and Ithaca campuses with express bus service, seven days a week, year-round. Visit the website for complete details, including rates, schedule, stops and FAQ, or phone (607) 254-TRIP (8747).
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