News & Projects

Important updates / current and future projects.

  • TCAT Helps State Celebrate Taughannock Falls State Park Learn to Swim Program

    TCAT Helps State Celebrate Taughannock Falls State Park Learn to Swim Program

    Acting General Manager Alice Eccleston, fourth from left in top photo, holds “learn to swim” poster with NY Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey. In bottom photo, Eccleston, left, chats with Harvey about TCAT’s expanded Route 22. Joined by TCAT Acting General Manager Alice Eccleston and other dignitaries, Commissioner Rose Harvey, New York State Office of Parks, […]

  • Cornell to up payments for CU fares by $500,000 over next three years

    Joint Statement from TCAT and Cornell A Memorandum of Understanding between Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT) and Cornell University was signed in late June formalizing Cornell’s volume discount payments over the next three years, and pledging to begin talks on a new agreement to cover volume discount payments beyond 2018. As previously outlined by […]

  • Award Notice for TCAT’s Integrated CAD/AVL System with Real-Time Customer Information

    After careful consideration, Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. is awarding the contract for the TCAT, Inc.’s Integrated CAD/AVL System with Real-Time Customer Information (RFP 002-2014) to Avail Technologies, Inc. Award of this contract was accepted via resolution at TCAT, Inc.’s Board of Directors Meeting on June 25, 2015. Avail Technologies, Inc. was chosen as the […]

  • TCAT announces “selfie” winners for “Dump the Pump” day

    Ithaca resident Dillon Davis-Tirado, top photo, won first place in TCAT’s “selfie” contest in celebration of the 10th Annual National Dump the Pump Day held Thurs., June 18. The contest called for submittals from TCAT passengers taking photos of themselves “selfies” on a bus or near a TCAT bus. National Dump the Pump Day is […]

  • Request for Proposal: Facility Planning and Needs Assessment Project

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc., is welcoming proposals from experienced transportation-focused consultants/engineering firms for services including, but not limited to, assisting with facility plan reviews needs assessments associated with TCAT, Inc.’s Transit Center facility located at 737 Willow Ave., Ithaca, NY.  The project includes thorough assessment of TCAT, Inc.’s facility to include: bus storage; maintenance […]

  • TCAT will receive nearly $248,000 in restitution; former employee pleads guilty to grand larceny

    Former TCAT Accounting Assistant Pamela Johnson today pleaded guilty to a charge of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a Class C Felony, for embezzling nearly $248,000 from TCAT from 2010 through 2014. Tompkins County Judge John C. Rowley acknowledged in a court proceeding today that Johnson will pay $247,785.05 in restitution, which has already […]

  • Request for Proposal (002-2015): ADA Paratransit Services

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.) a public transit bus system, based in Ithaca, NY, is soliciting proposals from professional service providers to operate paratransit vehicles, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. TCAT, Inc. operates 33 bus routes (all fixed routes with the exception of one demand-and-response route), 22.5 […]

  • Tower Road detours in effect 6/8/15 through 8/22/15

    Due to construction on Tower Road, between East Ave., and Wing Drive, numerous routes will be detoured effective Mon., June 8 through TCAT’s summer service period ending Aug. 22. For Routes: 20, 21, 31, 36, 37, 40, 41, 43, 51, 52, 53, 65, 67: all stops on the closed portion of Tower Road as well […]

  • Summer service kicks off Sun. 5/17/15

    TCAT’s summer service will be in effect from Sun., May 17 through Sat., Aug. 22 and include timing improvements resulting from customer feedback, as well as adjustments in anticipation of summer construction detours. The comprehensive TCAT Schedules & Service Guide/ Summer 2015 will be distributed system wide in the coming days at key shelters, to […]