About Way2Go

Way2Go operates as Tompkins County’s transportation information and learning hub that connects riders with transportation options and facilitates new community solutions. Our vision is for all people and communities to have the transportation they need to thrive.

Through its broad range of programming, Way2Go educates individuals, decision makers, and organizations about mobility challenges and solutions in Tompkins County and beyond, to bring about the changes necessary for a transportation system that works for all.

Guiding Principles

  • We promote new and existing shared transportation options.
  • We support public transit as the core of a robust transportation system.
  • We connect leaders in the areas of health, housing and employment to develop and promote joint solutions that reduce transportation barriers.
  • We serve all of Tompkins County with an emphasis on outreach to people with limited English proficiency, disabilities, and limited income, as well as seniors, rural populations, and newcomers.
  • We support transportation options that reduce negative impacts on the environment.

The Way2Go Team

  • Norma Gutierrez, Way2Go Communications Coordinator 
  • RJ Isley, Way2Go Transportation Educator 
  • Jennifer Kusznir, Move Together NY Program Manager
  • Meloney McMurry, Way2Go Program Leader
  • Holly Payne, Way2Go Transportation Educator and CCE Energy Educator 

New Staff Highlights

December 2023

The Way2Go Team at Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County is excited to welcome Jennifer Kusznir as our new Move Together New York Program Manager. Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in urban planning, grant writing, economic development, and GIS systems, including experience as an Economic Development Planner with the City of Ithaca. In that role, Jennifer worked on a number of high-profile projects, and played a pivotal role as the principal author of the federal grant that funded the Ithaca Commons Repair and Upgrade Project. Jennifer continued as the manager of the Commons redevelopment project, seeing the effort through to completion in 2015. Jennifer has also worked on a number of transportation projects, including coordination of the initial schedule for intercity bus service from Downtown Ithaca. In recognition of Jennifer’s efforts as a City Planner, she received the 2013 Downtown Ithaca Alliance Employee of the Year Award.

June 2023

Way2Go is excited to be welcoming RJ Isley as a Transportation Educator joining the Way2Go Team. RJ has extensive experience in community outreach through their work with Greenstar Community Projects, Planned Parenthood, Ithaca Underground and as a member of the Greenstar Board. RJ is a graduate of Ithaca College and Cornell Cooperative Extension's Natural Leaders Initiative. RJ brings proven leadership, operational excellence, and organizational development skills, as well as a thorough understanding of the local need for sustainable and diverse models of community improvement.

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Last updated December 5, 2023