Public Notice: October 29, 2019

Proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal for 2020-22
Tompkins County and Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc.
Public Web Meeting/Conference Call on Friday, November 1, 2019 @ 1 PM

Tompkins County and Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. announce a proposed DBE goal for Fiscal Years 2020, 2021, and 2022 goal of 1.37% for participation on contracts assisted by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

The proposed goal and its rationale are available for public review for the next 30 days:

  • By downloading the file below.
  • During normal business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the offices of Tompkins Consolidates Area Transit, Inc., 737 Willow Ave, in Ithaca, NY 14850.

Written comments will be accepted by Tompkins County/Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. for 30 days following publication of this notice.  This Federal Fiscal Year 2020-2022 goal may be adjusted by any comments received.

Interested parties are encouraged to submit comments to:
Michael Smith, DBE Officer                  or     Dwight Mengel, Chief Transportation Planner
TCAT, Inc.                                                         Tompkins County DSS
737 Willow Avenue                                         320 W. Martin Luther King Jr/State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850                                             Ithaca, NY 14850

​Comments may also be submitted to the Federal Transit Administration, Region 2, Attention: Civil Rights Officer, One Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004-1415.

The County and TCAT will hold a web-meeting/conference call on November 1, 2019 from 1-2 PM to give an overview of upcoming contracts, answer questions and gather input on the triennial goal development.


Download File

As part of its procurement program, TCAT strongly encourages both DBE and small businesses to apply and/or bid to sell their goods and services necessary for TCAT’s operations and administration.

What Do We Buy?

Business Services
Advertising, consulting, legal services, temporary employees, uniforms and uniform rental, mailing, employee assistance program, drug and alcohol testing, auditing services, background checks.

Capital Improvements
Architectural and engineering services, construction, survey, passenger shelters, bus stop signs, other signage, bus lifts and shop equipment.

Office equipment, furnishings, copier, multifunction printers,computers, vending, shelter and bus stop cleaning, pest removal,electricity, natural gas, hardware, carpet cleaning, spring water,repair and maintenance of facilities.

General liability, workers compensation, health insurance, property insurance, risk management.

Vehicle filters, fuels, oils, grease, antifreeze, batteries, tires,electronics, diesel engines, transmissions, radiators, radio maintenance, miscellaneous fasteners, parts, washers, bus detergent,disposal of waste oil and solid waste.

Brochures, system maps, bus schedules, stationary, drawings.

Fixed-route bus service, demand responsive paratransit service.

Transit buses and components, fare collection system, bicycle racks,mobile radios, wheelchair lifts, paratransit buses, autos, trucks,vehicle painting, decals, towing.

Office supplies, transit operations software, financial system software, other software, cellular phones and service, local and long distance telephone service, magnetic stripe plastic fare cards,promotional items, web design, website hosting.


TCAT buses are the perfect billboard to promote your products and services.We provide advertising space both on the inside and outside of our buses. All of the advertising on our buses is now handled by Cayuga Radio Group.
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