News & Projects

Important updates / current and future projects.

  • Notice of RFP for Farebox System Replacement

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.), an Ithaca, NY-based public transit agency, will be releasing a RFP for the Farebox system replacement the early part of 2019. We will be moving the project quickly to get a system in place no later then the end of 2019. If your company is interested in participating […]

  • 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 […]

  • Invitation for Bid #851-2018 Fluids for Maintenance Operations

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.), an Ithaca, NY-based public transit agency, is welcoming proposals to provide bid for fluids used to support transit maintenance operations. TCAT, Inc. has compiled general information and expected requirements within the attachment below. IFB : 851-2018 Fluids for Transit Bus Maintenance w Federal Clauses Bids must be received […]

  • Request for Proposal #1801-2018 Direct Bus Lift Replacements

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.), an Ithaca, NY-based public transit agency, is welcoming proposals to replace three aging bus lifts. TCAT, Inc. has compiled general information and expected requirements within the attachment below. RFP: TCAT RFP 1801-2018 Direct Bus Lift Replacements w Fed Clauses Pre-bid meeting is December 11, 2018 at the main […]

  • RFP (Request for Proposal) #1601-2018 Web Payment Repair and Support IT Services

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.), an Ithaca, NY-based public transit agency, is welcoming proposals to provide IT services to support web payment services and related IT support. TCAT, Inc. has compiled general information and expected requirements within the attachment below. Summary of the requirement to provide  IT Services to improve and make more […]

  • Notice to Vendors/Contractors – 2018 Projects Pipeline

    Within the next six months TCAT will be bidding requirements for the following: Bus replacement, eight 40’Low Floor Transit Bus Shelters Chemical fire suppression system Employee Break Area Cabinetry Replacement Concrete Flooring Restoration for our Garage Computer Upgrades Facility Security Cameras Upgrade Generator Replacement Legal Services Masonry Repairs IT Internal Infrastructure Upgrades Parking lot asphalt […]

  • 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 […]