News & Projects

Important updates / current and future projects.

  • TCAT’s 2015 Fall Service goes into effect Sun., Aug. 23

    TCAT’s fall service, along with typical academic year changes, will be in effect from Sun. Aug. 23 Sat., Jan. 16. Passengers should refer to the printed or online schedules for specific changes. All new schedules will be posted and the TCAT Fall Schedules & Service Guide is already posted by clicking TCAT Schedule & Service […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • TCAT, Inc. Helps State Celebrate Start of Taughannock Falls State Park Overlook Revitalization

    From left to right: TCAT Board Chair Frank Proto: TCAT Service Development Manager Doug Swarts; TCAT Acting General Alice Eccleston: NY State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey; NY State Finger Lakes Region Director Fred Bonn; TCAT Service Analyst Matt Yarrow. TCAT Board Chairman Frank Proto and TCAT Acting General Manager Alice Eccleston joined numerous dignitaries, including […]

  • TCAT Needs Your Help!

    Contact your State Senators and Assembly members to request that they support increased transit funding for TCAT and transit agencies across New York in the state budget. TCAT and its state transit association, the New York Public Transit Association, need the help of all our transit systems, business partners and stakeholders. The State Senate and […]

  • TCAT bus operators lauded for action in alleged abduction

    TCAT Transit Supervisors Mike Smith and Phil Smith today lauded the actions of two TCAT bus operators who acted on a New York State Amber Alert, which led to the safe custody of two children allegedly abducted by their father in Tompkins County Tuesday afternoon. Upon learning about the alleged abduction via an Amber Alert, […]

  • NYPTA Releases Report On Transit Infrastructure Needs

    Additional Investment Needed to Preserve and Expand Transit in Upstate & Downstate Communities For Immediate Release Contact: Carm Basile, NYPTA President (518) 437-6840 Bill Carpenter, NYPTA Vice President (585) 654-0607 Robert Zerrillo, NYPTA Policy Director (518) 434-9060 Albany, NY — The New York Public Transit Association (NYPTA) released a report today documenting […]