Two buses from Syracuse-based Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro) will aid transportation in Tompkins County after Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) reported 90 missed trips in October alone due to bus shortages.
General Manager Scot Vanderpool said TCAT has gone through a rough patch with equipment failures and bus shortages, forcing TCAT dispatchers to pull trips.
“TCAT is in a particularly bad place on weekdays due to our aging fleet,” Vanderpool said in a statement. “We certainly need the help that Centro is providing to assure that we meet our service demands and to provide the reliable service our customers expect and deserve. We are very appreciative of (Centro CEO) Rick Lee’s and Centro’s generosity, support and quick response in helping out a fellow transit agency.”