• August 6, 2019
    TCAT bus with 277-ride

    In conjunction with TCAT’s elimination of the Zone Two fare (, Cornell University is expanding the faculty and staff CU ID card transit benefit to provide any time, unlimited access to all TCAT buses in Tompkins County (normally $1.50 per ride). This privilege will be available beginning Aug. 21, 2019.

    Cornell University employees (including affiliates, retirees, and temporary employees with a CU ID card) will now be able to board TCAT buses anywhere in Tompkins County, seven days a week, with their CU ID card. Previously, this benefit was limited to Monday-Friday travel within TCAT Zone 1. This change will allow employees more flexibility in planning their commute, and can help reduce the number of vehicles on campus...

  • June 5, 2019
    ev image on pavement

    F&CS has upgraded the electric vehicle chargers in both the Forest Home and Hoy Road parking garages.

    The Forest Home Parking Garage now features three (3) Level Two ChargePoint chargers with dual ports (a total of six charge ports). The Hoy Road Parking Garage has one (1) Level Two ChargePoint charger with dual ports (two charge ports).

    Users can create a ChargePoint account and download the ChargePoint App to find available stations, start charging, and get updates when their vehicle is fully charged. Please be sure to adhere to the University’s parking permit requirements and time limits when using the EV chargers.

    This project supports Cornell’s vision for the future of sustainable transportation on campus.

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  • May 17, 2019
    underground steam pipe lines

    The annual campus-wide steam shutdown allows essential maintenance work to be performed on the steam distribution system and at the Central Heating Plant.

    This year the steam will be turned off beginning at 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 28.

    Steam will begin to be restored to buildings on Thursday, May 30, but no earlier than at 3 p.m.

    Some buildings may not have full steam pressure, heat and domestic hot water until after midnight on May 30.

    Anyone who anticipates any problems, has questions or needs an official shutdown notice, should call the Facilities Customer Service Center at (607) 255-5322.

  • May 17, 2019
    construction signs on fence

    Cornell’s 2019 construction season promises to be a busy one and a long one as well. A number of small projects slated to begin this spring and summer, along with the anticipated start of the North Campus Residential Expansion, could have significant impacts on traffic circulation, pedestrian access, and parking.

    Visit Construction Impacts for an interactive project map and list of resources to help you stay informed. For web and email alerts, visit CUINFO and subscribe to the Special Conditions listserv.

  • April 3, 2019
    Keith Barton AVP, F&CS

    Rick Burgess, Vice President for Facilities and Campus Services, recently announced that Keith Barton will serve as the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management and Contract College Facilities.

    A Cornell alumnus, Keith returned to Cornell last summer as the Senior Director for Contract College Facilities after completing a 24 year career in the Navy. Since his arrival, he rapidly established himself as a talented leader who works with campus partners to find creative solutions.

    In conjunction with this leadership transition, Paul Heliseva has been appointed as Operations Director, and Jessie Wells as Zone Facilities Director for the Contract College Zone. 

    Congratulations, Jessie, Paul and Keith!