Business With TCAT

Public Notice

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit

July 25, 2016: Notice is hereby given that Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal of .05% for FTA funded transportation projects spanning federal fiscal years 2017, 2018 and 2019. This goal is in accordance with regulations of USDOT 49 CFR Part 26.
The rationale for this goal and supporting information regarding TCAT’s DBE Program will be available for public inspection at TCAT, 737 Willow Avenue, Ithaca, New York 14850 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday – Friday for 30 days following the publication of this notice. TCAT will accept comments regarding the FY 2017-2019 goal for 45 days after the publication of this notice. Comments can be sent to the attention of Nancy Oltz at the above address.

DBE Goal TCAT 2017 2018 and 2019


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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