News & Projects

Important updates / current and future projects.

  • Request for Proposal (RFP) # 901-2018 Legal Services

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.), an Ithaca, NY-based public transit agency, is welcoming proposals to provide legal services to support transit agency requirements. TCAT, Inc. has compiled general information and expected requirements within the attachment below. The duties of legal counsel for TCAT, Inc. are expected to include: Corporate: Attend Board and Executive Committee meetings; draft […]

  • Sealed Bid – Wilton 6S 3810 Drill Press

    Sealed bids are being accepted for a Wilton 6S Model #3810 Drill Press. Bid packets are available here Drill Press Bid Package Public w Pictures Sealed bids must be completed and provided to TCAT’s main office at 737 Willow Ave, Ithaca, NY no later than August 20, 2018 at 3 PM Local time. Be sure […]

  • Invitation for Bid (IFB) #801-2018 Fluids for Maintenance Operations

    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.), an Ithaca, NY-based public transit agency, is welcoming bids for fluids requirement to support maintenance operations. TCAT, Inc. has compiled general information and expected requirements within the attachment below. TCAT, Inc. has an annual ridership of about 4 million annual trips and travels 1.6 million miles a year. TCAT, Inc.’s service […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]