Local Travel Assistance

Gadabout (607-273-1878) is a nonprofit, door-to-door service for people aged sixty or older and for disabled residents of Tompkins County. Service runs from 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Ride reservations must be made no later than 11:00am the business day prior to the requested trip.

Friends in Service Helping (FISH) provides transportation within Tompkins County for elderly, handicapped, and low-income individuals. This is offered primarily for medical related trips. Please call several days in advance. There is no charge, but donations are accepted. Dial 211 for assistance.

Ithaca Dispatch has a wheelchair-accessible taxi that can be ordered like any other taxi by calling 277-7777.

Volunteers from the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Program (800-ACS-2345) are sometimes available to take patients to treatment and appointments. This program is especially helpful for people who need to travel into or out of Tompkins County. (Gadabout and FISH only travel within the county).

TCAT (Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit) offers routes 19 and 21, which serve Cayuga Medical Center on a regular basis. Schedules are available on-line at www.tcatbus.com or by calling 607-277-RIDE.

Zimride is an online resource to share rides to and from Tompkins County.

Cayuga Lake Limo (607-279-9027) has offered to take cancer patients to Syracuse, Rochester, etc., for reasonable rates. Please call them for cost information.

Click here for more information about out of town travel assistance.

Parking Permits

Note: The transportation resources contained in this booklet are based in Tompkins County. If you live elsewhere, good sources of information are the local County Office for the Aging and/or organizations that serve people with disabilities.