Transportation Benefits

Support that helps get you places.

Ithaca Campus

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.

OmniRide Program: 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.

RideShare Program: 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.

M*A*P (Motorist Assist Program) 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.

Emergency Ride: 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.

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New York City Campuses

Commuter Benefits: 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).