News & Projects

Important updates / current and future projects.

  • 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 […]

  • Invitation for Bid 101-2018 Bus Stop Signage

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.), an Ithaca, NY-based public transit agency, is welcoming proposals for Transit Advertising. TCAT, Inc. has compiled general conditions and requirements details within the attachments below. TCAT, Inc. has an annual ridership of about4 million annual trips and travels 1.6 million miles a year. TCAT, Inc.’s service area covers Tompkins County, which […]

  • 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 […]

  • Request for Proposal # 601-2017 Transit Advertising

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.), an Ithaca, NY-based public transit agency, is welcoming proposals for Transit Advertising. TCAT, Inc. has compiled general conditions and requirements details within the attachments 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]