News & Projects

Important updates / current and future projects.

  • Sealed Bid – 2003 Cargo Trailer 7×14

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.), an Ithaca, NY-based public transit agency, is accepting bids for a 2003 Tandem Cargo Trailer 7×14. Being sold AS-IS. Bid packages are available for pickup at TCAT at 737 Willow Ave, Ithaca, NY, between 9-4 M-F most days. Or you may download the bid package here: 2003 Cargo […]

  • IFB #1401-2019 IT Server and Workstation Upgrades

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.), an Ithaca, NY-based public transit agency, is welcoming bids to provide hardware to support IT upgrades including all servers and workstations.  TCAT, Inc. has compiled general information and expected requirements within the attachment below. IFB: IFB 1401-2019 IT Server and Workstation Upgrades Addendum: IFB 1401-2019 IT Server and […]

  • Ducson Nguyen to lead TCAT Board of Directors in 2019

      Community leader Ducson Nguyen took over as chairperson of the TCAT Board of Directors at its first meeting of the year Thursday night with a promise of “significant, but exciting challenges” ahead as the transit agency ramps ups to expand, improve and meet the demands of the future. Nguyen, a software engineer and Ithaca […]

  • TCAT unveils its “Strategic Plan 2018-2030″

     Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT) today released its comprehensive playbook charting the course for improved, integrated and expanded public transportation in Tompkins County through the next several years. TCAT’s “Strategic Plan 2018-2030” outlines both short-term and long-term goals for the agency to be the key driver in meeting a number of challenges driven by […]

  • Number of year-to-date passenger trips hit 4 million mark

    As the year winds down TCAT’s ridership continues to edge upward. And for the first time in five years, TCAT is exceeding previous-year numbers, thanks to Cornell University riders. On Thurs. afternoon, Dec. 6, year-to-date ridership hit the 4 million mark, a numerical threshold TCAT first met in 2012 and was since able to maintain […]

  • Notice to Vendors/Contractors – 2019 Projects Pipeline (Revised Sept 2019)

    Within the next six months TCAT will be bidding requirements for the following: Chemical fire suppression system Employee Break Area Cabinetry Replacement Concrete Flooring Restoration for our Garage Computer Upgrades Facility Security Cameras Upgrade Generator Replacement Masonry Repairs IT Internal Infrastructure Upgrade Transit Development Plan TSP Feasibility Study This list is subject to change prior […]

  • 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 […]