• Collegetown detour starting 5/27/20

    Demolition and construction work at 411-415 College Ave. will prompt the detours of routes 30, 41, 51 and 70 starting Wed., May 27. They will not be able to serve Collegetown likely for about a month or until further notice. Routes 30, 51 and 70 will be rerouted onto Stewart Ave. on all trips. Riders Read More »

  • TCAT summer service to go into effect 5/24/20 until further notice

    Many routes will be modified for the summer, but TCAT will still be operating reduced service to mirror lower demand when summer service starts Sun., May 24. Ridership is down to only about 5 percent of what it was before the coronavirus pandemic escalated state-at-home-directives and closings in mid-March. Restrictions are being lifted gradually, but Read More »

  • Coronavirus update: TCAT will extend no-fare policy to June 30

    TCAT’s no-fare policy that went into effect in March to reduce any potential for the spread of the coronavirus between drivers and riders will extend to Tues., June 30. The TCAT Board of Directors called a special remote meeting today and voted unanimously to extend the policy for a second time since it first went Read More »

  • Coronavirus update: Riders must wear face coverings until further notice

    Public transportation riders must wear masks or face coverings to board and ride the bus starting 8 p.m., Fri., April 17, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. TCAT bus operators may be able to provide masks, but supplies are limited and there are no guarantees they will Read More »

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News & Projects

  • RFP 401-2020 Midlife Overhaul for Orion Buses

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.), an Ithaca, NY-based public transit agency, is welcoming proposals to complete a midlife overhaul for six Orion 40 ft transit buses.  TCAT, Inc. has compiled general information and expected requirements within the attachment below. RFP: TCAT RFP 401 2020 Midlife Overhaul for Orion Buses Bid due no later Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Notice to Vendors/Contractors – 2020 Procurement Opportunities Pipeline

    Within the next year TCAT will be releasing request for the following: Categorical Exclusion Experienced Consultant NEPA/SERQ Consulting Firm Appraisers A&E to begin process to complete 30% design Maintenance and Support Vehicle (through NYS Mini-bid Process) Worker’s Compensation Insurance Janitorial Supplies Driver’s Barriers for fleet Mid-life overhaul for 40 ft transit buses (released) This list Read More »

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