News & Projects

Important updates / current and future projects.

  • Request for Proposal # 1101-2017 Strategic Planning

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.), an Ithaca, NY-based public transit agency, is welcoming proposals for consultant services for the development of a strategic plan. TCAT, Inc. has compiled general conditions and requirements details below within the attachment. TCAT, Inc. has an annual ridership of nearly 4.2 million annual trips and travels 1.6 million miles a year. TCAT, […]

  • TCAT officially rolls out real-time information to give riders info on trips at their fingertips

    TCAT this week announced the official release of real-time information to its passengers via mobile apps and on its web site as part of a $1.5 million Information Technology/ Intelligent Transportion System (IT/ITS) project. TCAT contracted with Avail Technologies, Inc., based in State College, Pa., for the project, which was launched in February, 2016. The […]

  • Request for Proposal # 1201-2017 Bus Lifts and Bus Wash Replacement

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.), an Ithaca, NY-based public transit agency, is welcoming proposals for Bus Lifts and Bus Wash Replacement. TCAT, Inc. has compiled general conditions and requirements details below. Important note: You are not required to bid on both the bus lifts and bus wash. Bid on the elements in which your company supports, […]

  • Request for Proposal # 802-2017 Pole Barn for Amenities Storage

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.), an Ithaca, NY-based public transit agency, is welcoming proposals for Storage Building. TCAT, Inc. has compiled general conditions and requirements details below. TCAT, Inc. has an annual ridership of nearly 4.2 million annual trips and travels 1.6 million miles a year. TCAT, Inc.’s service area covers Tompkins County, which has […]

  • Scot Vanderpool to take over the helm at TCAT

    After a 15-month and extensive nationwide search, the TCAT Board of Directors in a special board meeting today announced that it has selected Scot Vanderpool, shown above, as TCAT’s general manager, effective Fri. Aug. 11. Vanderpool, who was hired in January as TCAT’s operations manager, came to TCAT with 34 years of transportation experience at […]

  • TCAT-Cornell work in unison to formalize CU’s annual fare payment through 2021

     ITHACA, N.Y. – Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT) and Cornell University signed a second Memorandum of Understanding in late June formalizing Cornell’s annual fare payments to the transit agency through June 30, 2021. The most recent agreement increases Cornell’s approximately $3.1 million annual fare payment by 1.5 percent each fiscal year from 2019 through […]

  • Invitation for Bid # 751-2017 Installation and Improvements of Rural Bus Shelters

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.), an Ithaca, NY-based public transit agency, is welcoming proposals for Storage Building. TCAT, Inc. has compiled general conditions and requirements details below. TCAT, Inc. has an annual ridership of nearly 4.2 million annual trips and travels 1.6 million miles a year. TCAT, Inc.’s service area covers Tompkins County, which has […]

  • Notice of Upcoming Projects

    TCAT will be releasing several bid opportunities over the summer as listed below. If you company has interest in bidding on any of these opportunities please contact the Purchasing Manager, Raymond Lalley via email, rl1@tcatmail.com. Provide your company name, preferred key contact along with phone, email address, and the project(s) of interest. Your company will to be contacted once project is released. […]

  • TCAT 2017 Board Reorganization 1/26/17

    David Howe took over the gavel as chairperson of the TCAT Board of Directors at its first meeting of the year on Thurs., Jan. 26. Howe, assistant dean of finance and administration at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, replaces TCAT Board Member Bill Gray, who served as chair in 2016. Howe has served on […]

  • TCAT invites passengers to weigh in on different set demo seats

    Since August, passengers on the TCAT Bus No. 1118 have noticed two rows of seats that look out of place. Now there are three sets of seats from a different manufacturer that also look different from the rest on the very same bus. TCAT Interim Maintenance Manager Jim Caco’s team recently installed state-of-the-art seats, manufactured […]