• TCAT examines potential of improving service to Lansing

    TCAT is considering options to redesign service to both Lansing Town and Village residents and will hold two public sessions to gather suggestions from current and potential riders traveling in that part of its service area. The meetings are as scheduled: Noon to 1:30 p.m., Thurs., June 7, in Room G-22 in Cornell’s Plant Science […]

  • TCAT team praised for their quick response to 3/23/18 bus fire

    An electrical issue, though specifics are yet to be determined, is the cause of a March 23rd bus fire on NYS Route 96, near Krums Corner, TCAT General Manager Scot Vanderpool said today. There were no injuries thanks to the quick reaction of TCAT Bus Operator Antoinette Briggs, Vanderpool said. TCAT has been working closely […]

  • TCAT Board of Directors reorganizes at first meeting of the year 1/25/18

    Frank P. Proto  took over as chairman of the TCAT Board of Directors at its first meeting of the year on Thurs., Jan. 25. Proto, a former long-time Tompkins County legislator and TCAT board member, follows David Howe, who served as the board’s chairman in 2017. Proto said this year he will place heavy emphasis […]

  • Michael Smith is TCAT’s new Operations Manager

      TCAT General Manager Scot Vanderpool recently announced that Michael Smith, shown above, will take over as TCAT’s new operations manager. Smith, a former transit supervisor, is filling a position vacated by Vanderpool when he became general manager in August, 2017.  Previously, the position was filled by Nancy Oltz, who retired after nearly four decade […]

  • TCAT thanks Centro for lending buses to help it deal with shortages

      Syracuse-based Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro) has come to TCAT’s rescue by lending two buses to the Ithaca-based transit agency to help it prevent missed trips due to bus shortages. Upon the request of TCAT General Manager Scot Vanderpool, (shown above far right with TCAT staff) Centro CEO Rick Lee last week […]

  • Red Cross lauds TCAT for helping tenants displaced by apartment fire last winter

      TCAT was honored by the American Red Cross Southern Tier Chapter at its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner in Apalachin, NY, on Wed., Sept., 27, with a Good Neighbors Award for helping evacuate tenants at an apartment building fire in Slaterville Springs last winter. It all stemmed from a freezing cold night on Fri., Dec, […]

  • TCAT officially rolls out real-time information to give riders info on trips at their fingertips

    TCAT this week announced the official release of real-time information to its passengers via mobile apps and on its web site as part of a $1.5 million Information Technology/ Intelligent Transportion System (IT/ITS) project. TCAT contracted with Avail Technologies, Inc., based in State College, Pa., for the project, which was launched in February, 2016. The […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • TCAT invites passengers to weigh in on demo seating

    Passengers who board TCAT Bus No. 1118 may notice two rows of seats that look a little out of place. TCAT Interim Maintenance Manager Jim Caco, shown above, and his team this week installed state-of-the-art seats, manufactured by Michigan-based American Seating Co., for riders to test out and give their feedback. The seats will be […]