News

  • TCAT staff heartened by community generosity

    TCAT got a sweet surprise this morning when Girl Scout Leader Kim Cook of Spencer pulled her mini-van into the transit agency’s parking lot. In the back of her vehicle were several boxes of Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Caramel deLites/Samoas and all other varieties of Girl Scout cookies. They were destined for the many TCAT employees Read More »

  • TCAT Board favors airport area to build new facility

    The TCAT Board of Directors voted Thurs., Dec. 5, at its regularly scheduled meeting to place its focus on the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport area as the location of its new facility. Following a site selection report from Wendel consultants, the final choice among seven locations was down to either the airport area at Warren Read More »

  • Ducson Nguyen to lead TCAT Board of Directors in 2019

      Community leader Ducson Nguyen took over as chairperson of the TCAT Board of Directors at its first meeting of the year Thursday night with a promise of “significant, but exciting challenges” ahead as the transit agency ramps ups to expand, improve and meet the demands of the future. Nguyen, a software engineer and Ithaca Read More »

  • TCAT unveils its “Strategic Plan 2018-2030″

     Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT) today released its comprehensive playbook charting the course for improved, integrated and expanded public transportation in Tompkins County through the next several years. TCAT’s “Strategic Plan 2018-2030” outlines both short-term and long-term goals for the agency to be the key driver in meeting a number of challenges driven by Read More »

  • Number of year-to-date passenger trips hit 4 million mark

    As the year winds down TCAT’s ridership continues to edge upward. And for the first time in five years, TCAT is exceeding previous-year numbers, thanks to Cornell University riders. On Thurs. afternoon, Dec. 6, year-to-date ridership hit the 4 million mark, a numerical threshold TCAT first met in 2012 and was since able to maintain Read More »

  • 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 Read More »

  • 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 Read More »

  • 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 Read More »

  • TCAT invites passengers to weigh in on different set demo seats

    Since August, passengers on the TCAT Bus No. 1118 have noticed two rows of seats that look out of place. Now there are three sets of seats from a different manufacturer that also look different from the rest on the very same bus. TCAT Interim Maintenance Manager Jim Caco’s team recently installed state-of-the-art seats, manufactured Read More »