Transportation Equity Coalition

Who is the Transportation Coalition?

The Transportation Equity Coalition is currently made up of representatives from TCAT, Gadabout, the Center for Community Transportation (including Carshare and Bike Walk Tompkins), Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County’s Way2Go program, GO ITHACA, Tompkins County Department of Social Services, and the Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council (ITCTC). Current members are listed in the sidebar.

Vision

We envision an equitable transportation sector that advances the quality of life for historically excluded people in Tompkins County and surrounding areas.

Mission

Through inclusive cross-sector partnerships, the Transportation Equity Coalition will identify, advocate, and promote equitable policies and practices while addressing the systemic inequities that affect access to safe and efficient transportation. 

Get Involved

Are you passionate about advancing transportation equity in Tompkins County? Contact Way2Go at info@way2go.org to learn how you can get involved with the Transportation Equity Coaltion.

Seeking Evaluator

The Transportation Equity Coalition of Tompkins County is looking for a consultant to conduct a Transportation Equity Needs Assessment over the next six months. The goal is to understand the strengths and weaknesses of our transportation system more deeply and thoroughly. The consultant will engage community-based participatory research approaches to provide underserved residents the opportunity to contribute to transportation research and decision making and produce an assessment more reflective of their community.

The consultant will conduct surveys, stakeholder meetings and data analysis, and support focus group discussions. Proposals are due January 24, 2022 and will be opened and read at 10 am on January 25, 2022.

Click here for the full RFP. For questions contact, Dawn Montanye at dm773@cornell.edu.

Participate in the Upcoming Needs Assessment

Updates about the upcoming Transportation Needs Assessment will be shared as it develops.  Contact Dawn Montanye at dm773@cornell.edu if you are interested in supporting the needs assessment.  How you can help:

  • Reach, inform, and engage diverse members of the community
  • Participate in one of various focus groups 
  • Take and share out any surveys or in other forms of information gathering 
  • Share data and stories that are important to consider


Last updated January 11, 2022