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Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit

TCAT GM Turcotte dies

Under Joe Turcotte’s watch, the agency was named the best transit agency of its size in 2011 by APTA.

Cornell U. president struggling to find funds for transit subsidies

President David Skorton is considering a request from the University Assembly to increase its subsidies to Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, to avoid cutting free bus passes for first-year students. However, Cornell’s Transportation Services department is facing a $700,000 annual budget deficit.

Cornell U. may end free rides for 1st-year students

The Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit reportedly sees an annual deficit of more than $700,000, partially caused by an increase in first-year students who use the service, which has driven down the subsidy amount the agency receives per student.

Transit Profile: TCAT manages needs of 3 campuses, community

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit operates 34 routes using a fleet of 55 buses, including eight electric diesel hybrid buses. The system originates from three systems operated by the City of Ithaca, Tompkins County and Cornell University, with each stemming as far back as far as a half of a century.