News & Projects

Important updates / current and future projects.

  • Notice to Vendors/Contractors – 2018 Projects Pipeline

    Within the next six months TCAT will be bidding requirements for the following: Bus replacement, eight 40’Low Floor Transit Bus Shelters Chemical fire suppression system Employee Break Area Cabinetry Replacement Concrete Flooring Restoration for our Garage Computer Upgrades Facility Security Cameras Upgrade Generator Replacement Legal Services Masonry Repairs IT Internal Infrastructure Upgrades Parking lot asphalt […]

  • TCAT examines potential of improving service to Lansing

    TCAT is considering options to redesign service to both Lansing Town and Village residents and will hold two public sessions to gather suggestions from current and potential riders traveling in that part of its service area. The meetings are as scheduled: Noon to 1:30 p.m., Thurs., June 7, in Room G-22 in Cornell’s Plant Science […]

  • TCAT team praised for their quick response to 3/23/18 bus fire

    An electrical issue, though specifics are yet to be determined, is the cause of a March 23rd bus fire on NYS Route 96, near Krums Corner, TCAT General Manager Scot Vanderpool said today. There were no injuries thanks to the quick reaction of TCAT Bus Operator Antoinette Briggs, Vanderpool said. TCAT has been working closely […]

  • Michael Smith is TCAT’s new Operations Manager

      TCAT General Manager Scot Vanderpool recently announced that Michael Smith, shown above, will take over as TCAT’s new operations manager. Smith, a former transit supervisor, is filling a position vacated by Vanderpool when he became general manager in August, 2017.  Previously, the position was filled by Nancy Oltz, who retired after nearly four decade […]

  • TCAT thanks Centro for lending buses to help it deal with shortages

      Syracuse-based Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro) has come to TCAT’s rescue by lending two buses to the Ithaca-based transit agency to help it prevent missed trips due to bus shortages. Upon the request of TCAT General Manager Scot Vanderpool, (shown above far right with TCAT staff) Centro CEO Rick Lee last week […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]