Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit

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Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) provides public transit service to Cornell University, the City of Ithaca, Tompkins County and parts of Tioga County.

History

TCAT was created in 1996 by coordinating three transit operators - Ithaca Transit, CU Transit and Tomtran - and the agencies were officially merged into one entity in 2004.[1]

Paratransit services are contracted out to Gadabout Transportation Service, which also operates from the TCAT garage at 737 Willow Street.

Routes

Map and schedules

Please see the Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit Bus Routes page

Roster

Active

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
601-608 2006 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
701-703 2007 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
  • Currently being retired
901-902 2009 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
1102-1103 2011 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
1104-1109, 1118 2011 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
1110-1116 2011 OBI - DBNA Orion VII EPA10
(07.501)
Cummins ISL9
1402-1403 2014 Chevrolet Cutaway
  • Were used exclusively on the 41, currently awaiting repairs or disposition
1501-1502 2015 Gillig Low Floor 40'
1601-1605 2016 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9
1801-1811 2018 Gillig Low Floor 40'
1901-1909 2019 New Flyer XD40
1910-1912 2019 Champion Bus Defender
  • Used primarily on rural routes
2506 2005 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R

On Order

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
(3 buses) 2020 Proterra Catalyst BE40

Retired

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
57-61,
63-68
1992-1993 OBI Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
  • Ex-CU Transit 57-61, 63-67, 62. 62 was renumbered to 68.
  • Featured larger "hammerhead" style destination signs.
  • 63-67 were retrofitted with Luminator front and side destination signs after the retirement of buses 961-965.
  • Retired in December 2011.
73 2001 Optima AH-28 CNG
  • Retired in 2013, due to unreliability, and past its useful life.
  • Originally had a Cummins B5.9G.
  • Converted to diesel.
  • Sold to Chemung County Chamber of Commerce to use on their Mark Twain-Elmira Trolley Tour. It retained its original fleet number.[2]
101-108 2001 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISC Allison B400R [3]
201-209 2002 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 40
  • 201 in accident in 2013, and retired due to structural damage.
  • All buses retired sometime in late 2018/early 2019
119 1991 OBI Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
130 1990 OBI Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
211 1977 AMG 9635B-6 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
212 2002 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G18E102R2)
Cummins ISC
  • Ex-Sioux Area Metro #9723
  • Purchased in 2017-2019(?)
  • Entered service in early 2019, last ran in September 2019
230 1983 OBI Orion I
(01.506)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
387 1989 OBI Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-748
565 1985 OBI Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison HT-747
609-612 2006 Ford E-450 TorqShift 5R110W (5-speed)
  • 610-611 retired in 2013, due to frame corrosion.
  • Sometimes referred to as "T-Kittens", due to their smaller size, compared to the conventional bus fleet.
613-615 2006 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G19D102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
  • Built in 2007
  • 615 involved in accident at Ithaca College in August 2015 and was subsequently retired. Damage to front and drivers side of bus. [4]
  • Retired in November 2019
704 2007 IC Bus/ElDorado National 3200/
Aero Elite
  • Bus put up for sale on E-Bay in August, 2016.[5]
  • Used primarily on the 53
906 [6] ? Stewart and Stevenson Gemini Ex-?
911-914 1991 OBI Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
  • Ex-Tomtran 911-914
  • 911-912 were retired in December 2011.
  • 913 retired sometime in 2011.
  • 914 retired in January 2016. Placed for auction on E-Bay in August of 2016.[7]
961-965 1996 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T70-606)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison VR731RH Retired in 2009/2010?
967 [8] International
2501 2005 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E
  • Ex-CENTRO #2501
  • Purchased and retired in 2019
  • Numerous more units purchased for parts

External Links

Official Website

References