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Application open until May 27th

Transportation Equity Needs Assessment

The Transportation Equity Coalition of Tompkins County (the Coalition) invites community members with diverse backgrounds and experiences to form a planning group that will roll out a Transportation Needs Assessment through the remainder of 2022. Started in 2020, the Coalition was formed to better understand and address the systemic inequities that affect access to safe and efficient transportation for residents of Tompkins County. The Coalition is currently made up of representatives from different transportation organizations in Tompkins County.

The results of the transportation needs assessment will provide information for developing and identifying transportation services and solutions that will support and nurture the Tompkins County community. The guiding questions of the needs assessment are:

  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of our transportation system in serving people in underserved communities?
  • What are the barriers to transportation that people in underserved communities face in accessing key services, opportunities, and amenities, and why do these barriers exist?

Join the county-wide Transportation Equity Needs Assessment Planning Group

The planning group will work together with members of the Coalition and the evaluator Claire Stoscheck of Golden Aspen Consulting, LLC (Ithaca, NY) to create and give input on focus group and survey questions, ways to engage the community, and to help make meaning of the findings. Your input is valuable to creating a meaningful way to engage and hear from unheard voices throughout the community and assist in giving context to the information gathered.

There are currently 10 spots available in the planning group open to people of all backgrounds and abilities. A stipend is available to help honor the time of applicants who identify as and have connections with marginalized communities and communities of color.

We encourage you to apply if you:

  • Drive, take a taxi, carpool, ride a bike, bus, walk, use carshare, a wheelchair, or para-transit services.
  • Work or volunteer with marginalized communities, communities of color with limited access to transportation.

APPLY ONLINE to participate in the Transportation Equity Needs Assessment Planning group by May 27th. The paper application is available for download (right sidebar) or you can request assistance to apply over the phone.

For more information about the Transportation Equity Coalition visit or contact Norma Gutierrez by emailing
or leave a voice message at 607-272-2292 (mailbox 248)

Last updated May 16, 2022