Business With TCAT

Public Notice

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit

Notice is hereby given that Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal of .7% for FTA funded transportation projects spanning federal fiscal years 2014, 2015 and 2016. This goal is in accordance with regulations of USDOT 49 CFR Part 26.
The rationale for this goal and supporting information regarding TCAT’s DBE Program will be available for public inspection at TCAT, 737 Willow Avenue, Ithaca, New York 14850 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday – Friday for 30 days following the publication of this notice. TCAT will accept comments regarding the FY 2014-2016 goal for 45 days after the publication of this notice. Comments can be sent to the attention of Nancy Oltz at the above address. This information is also posted on TCAT’s website

DBE Plan   /   Current DBE Goal   /   Draft DBE Goal for 2014, 2015, & 2016


As part of its procurement program, TCAT strongly encourages both DBE and small businesses to apply and/or bid to sell their goods and services necessary for TCAT’s operations and administration.

What Do We Buy?

Business Services
Advertising, consulting, legal services, temporary employees, uniforms and uniform rental, mailing, employee assistance program, drug andalcohol testing, auditing services, background checks.

Capital Improvements
Architectural and engineering services, construction, survey, passengershelters, bus stop signs, other signage, bus lifts and shop equipment.

Office equipment, furnishings, copier, multifunction printers,computers, vending, shelter and bus stop cleaning, pest removal,electricity, natural gas, hardware, carpet cleaning, spring water,repair and maintenance of facilities.

General liability, workers compensation, health insurance, property insurance, risk management.

Vehicle filters, fuels, oils, grease, antifreeze, batteries, tires,electronics, diesel engines, transmissions, radiators, radiomaintenance, miscellaneous fasteners, parts, washers, bus detergent,disposal of waste oil and solid waste.

Brochures, system maps, bus schedules, stationary, drawings.

Fixed-route bus service, demand responsive paratransit service.

Transit buses and components, fare collection system, bicycle racks,mobile radios, wheelchair lifts, paratransit buses, autos, trucks,vehicle painting, decals, towing.

Office supplies, transit operations software, financial systemsoftware, other software, cellular phones and service, local and longdistance telephone service, magnetic stripe plastic fare cards,promotional items, web design, website hosting.



TCATbuses are the perfect billboard to promote your products and services.We provide advertising space both on the inside and outside of ourbuses. For more information about how TCAT bus advertising can helpyour business please contact:

RS Advertising
88 Main Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
Phone: 607-772-6868
Fax:  607-771-0644