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

TCAT News

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.



About Google Transit and Mobile Apps: A Work in Progress at TCAT


 

TCAT, Inc. gets many requests from its valued passengers to provide service data to Google Transit and to offer mobile app capability and real time information.

We have long realized this would be a tremendous benefit for our passengers and for TCAT's visibility as well. At present, we are working behind the scenes to assess our information technology and data management needs in several areas. When our study is complete, we hope to implement a system that can export service data in GTFS format for Google Transit. This would enable smartphone apps and other third party technologies to easily convey our transit data, including real time service information to alert passengers about such things as weather related or sudden traffic delays.

The reason that TCAT does not have this technology is not because of a lack of interest or lack of willing developers, but rather from the lack of the necessary scheduling data and available bus tracking data upon which such applications depend. TCAT currently maintains service related data manually, and a robust, automated data management and generation system would need to be in place before we could embark on projects that rely on large amounts of accurate, real-time information.

To that end, the current IT and data management needs study will specifically identify these needs and implement appropriate solutions. Once these steps have been taken, we will be in a position to develop these popular and useful tools for our passengers, and we very much look forward to doing so!

 

 

 

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Alerts

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.