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Today is Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

East Hill

TCAT, Inc (Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc.) is a not-for-profit corporation that provides public transportation for Tompkins County New York.


Request for Proposal: Integrated CAD/AVL System

July 7, 2014

The overall project objective is to deploy a set of integrated technologies to provide better service management, asset performance, operational plans/schedules, and customer information.

TCAT expands Rt. 22 service starting Sat. 6/7/14

June 6, 2014

"This new service means that more county residents and tourists will be able to take advantage of all the hiking, picnicking and swimming that our local State Park system has to offer. "

TCAT chosen to demonstrate hydrogen bus technology

September 9, 2013

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration top official today announced $13.6 million in federal funding to advance the commercialization of American-made fuel cell buses for the transit industry through FTA's National Fuel Cell Bus Program.

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The 72 page book includes all of the latest service changes and is your complete printed source of TCAT schedule information.

COMING SOON: Real‑Time Bus Info, Improved Trip Planning with Google Transit

TCAT is moving forward with a project that will implement vast improvements in trip planning and the ability to offer real time passenger information.

We get many requests from our valued passengers to provide service data to Google Transit for trip planning and also to offer real time information via mobile apps, on the TCAT web site, as well as with electronic signs installed at key shelters. Passengers will be able to access immediate information about traffic or weather delays and to see exactly where their bus is on route, thus taking the mystery out of waiting for a bus that may have been delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. 

We have long realized these improvements would be a tremendous benefit for our passengers and for TCAT's visibility as well. Now that funding has become available, we are able to move forward. Effective, July 14, 2014, TCAT has issued a request for proposal for a vendor to implement this latest technology. In addition to providing real time customer information, the project will deploy integrated technologies to provide overall better service management, and operational planning and scheduling.

TCAT will keep passengers updated with this exciting project as it moves forward!



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Updated Mon, Jul. 14

Rt. 20 Enfield park and ride moved

The Enfield Park and Ride at the corner of NY St. Route 79 and Enfield Main Road has been closed. TCAT had not been warned in advance and apologizes for any inconvenience.

The park and ride has been relocated 1 mile south to Enfield Town Hall, 168 Enfield Main Road, to the north side of the parking lot. Signs are posted to direct Rt. 20 bus passengers where to park.

Tower Rd. detour 5/27/14-8/21/14

 Due to construction on Tower Road, between Wing Drive and Weill Hall, traffic will be reduced to one lane (for westbound only) impacting several TCAT routes effective Tues., May 27, tentatively through Thurs., Aug. 7.

During that time period, the following outbound‑only routes will be affected: 20, 21, 31, 37, 40, 41, 43, 51, 52, 53, 65, 67, 75, 81 and 82.  Route 36 will be affected on its two morning inbound trips. 

The Corson Mudd outbound bus stop will be relocated to Barton Hall, across from the Teagle Hall bus stop.  The Bradfield Hall outbound bus stop will be relocated to Bartels Hall (at the staircase).  The Dairy Bar outbound bus stop will be relocated to the corner of Campus Road at Wing Drive.

For the last two weeks of the project, tentatively Thurs. Aug. 7 through Thurs., Aug. 21, this portion of Tower Road will be closed to all traffic with both inbound and outbound bus stops relocated to stops as listed above.

TCAT apologizes for any inconvenience.