News & Projects

Important updates / current and future projects.

  • Request for Information #601-2018 Transit Farebox System

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.), an Ithaca, NY-based public transit agency, is welcoming information regarding available transit bus fare systems. TCAT, Inc. has compiled general information and expected requirements within the attachment below. TCAT, Inc. has an annual ridership of about 4 million annual trips and travels 1.6 million miles a year. TCAT, Inc.’s service area covers […]

  • Request for Proposal #501-2018 Uniform Management Program

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.), an Ithaca, NY-based public transit agency, is welcoming proposals for the providing uniform management services. TCAT, Inc. has compiled general conditions and requirements details within the attachments below. TCAT, Inc. has an annual ridership of about 4 million annual trips and travels 1.6 million miles a year. TCAT, Inc.’s service area […]

  • 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 […]

  • Request for Proposal #401-2018 – HR Leave Management

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.), an Ithaca, NY-based public transit agency, is welcoming proposals to help manage our employees on leave, as part of a HR Leave Management program. TCAT, Inc. has compiled general conditions and requirements details within the attachments below. TCAT, Inc. has an annual ridership of about 4 million annual trips and travels […]

  • Request for Proposal #201-2018 – Bus Wash System Replacement

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.), an Ithaca, NY-based public transit agency, is welcoming proposals for the replacement of the bus wash system. TCAT, Inc. has compiled general conditions and requirements details within the attachments below. TCAT, Inc. has an annual ridership of about 4 million annual trips and travels 1.6 million miles a year. TCAT, Inc.’s service […]

  • 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 […]