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Way2Go Training on Jan. 28, 2011
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The Mobility Management website is now useful. Check-out  Go Maine Nation videos.

NTI Managing Community Mobility  Class in April 2011

On April 14-15, 2011 the National Transit Institute will hold its "Managing Community Mobility" class here in Ithaca, at the County Library Borg Warner Room.


This is the same class as we had in April 2010.


You can go to NTI's link to register or you can contact Dwight Mengel. We have slots for five more local participants.


I know April is the far side of winter, but these seats will go fast, so don't delay!!!


For graduates of the April 2010 class, we will schedule a follow-up Masters meeting to discuss the practice of mobility management later in the year.


If you attended last year: I recommend attending again, as services are always changing, and you will have a chance to get an interactive look at the new Zimride local ridesharing website, among other things.


Offering the tools to help people get where they need to go:


Register for a JAN 28th morning or afternoon Way2Go professional training session

Gain a wide range of information and tools to help people get where they need to go and take charge of their transportation.


WHY ATTEND? There's a great diversity of transportation choices and support services in Tompkins County. The training covers:

  • CityVan service between select rural and downtown locations.
  • TCAT,  Gadabout and VPSI Vanpooling services.
  • The area's new local ridematching program, Zimride Tompkins!
  • How to buy, use and care for a car for less money.
  • Working Families Transportation Assistance and other support services.
  • Tips for enjoying safe, affordable bicycling.
  • Options for medical trips, trips to school meetings, and more.
  • Other transportation tips, options and services.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Anyone in contact with people who may face transportation challenges or choices, including:

  • Human resource providers and other helping professionals.
  • Community workers, organizers, and 'go to' people.
  • Front desk staff, intake workers and receptionists.
  • Educators, program leaders and event organizers.
  • Human resources specialists and transportation service providers.
  • Others who help people with life skills, getting around, and managing finances.


TRAININGS AND BINDERS ARE FREE, but we do ask for feedback on how they are used.


Register to attend a session  JANUARY 28, 2011 and receive an updated Transportfolio information binder.

Choose one session: Morning: 9:30 am to12:00 pm; or afternoon: 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

Register with Maria Christian at or 607-272-2292.


When registering, please indicate whether you will be bringing a previous version of the Transportfolio binder with you, and if you know that you want to order extra binders for colleagues.

Please register as soon as you can.


Chrisophia Somerfeldt
Way2Go Transportation Community Educator
Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tompkins County
615 Willow Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850
607-272-2292 ext. 184

Jan 21 Meeting: Transportation to Medical Services

Next Meeting is Friday, Jan 21, 2011, 10-11:30 am.  Please contact Teri Reinemann, FLIC Systems Advocate, at for more information.
Finger Lakes Independence Center
215 Fifth Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Jan 21 Meeting: Way2Go Faster & farther

Well, let's see if we can stir up some excitement at our meeting tomorrow from 1:30-3:00 at Cooperative Extension, where we'll touch on the following topics:

> Transportation-related news and updates

> Follow up steps to our meeting with Gary Ferguson, including:
- who can do what to help make the Downtown Ithaca Alliance's vision related to transportation a reality
- what to include in Way2Go's transportation workshop for downtown businesses
- how to connect development with sustainable transportation

> Setting Faster & Farther goals for this year and beyond

> What else?

See the meeting schedule for the rest of the year below. This year, we are going to set a few concrete goals toward improving, integrating and marketing transportation alternatives, to accomplish by the end of the year. let's get going faster and farther!


Coordinated transportation planning requires active participation to make progress. Please contact us with questions and comments. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Dwight Mengel                     Fernando deAragon
Tompkins County DSS         Director, ITCTC 
Fernando deAragon, Executive Director, Ithaca-Tompklins Transportation Council, Ithaca, NY (607) 274-5572
Dwight Mengel, Chief Transportation Planner, Tompkins County Dept of Social Services, Ithaca, NY (607) 274-5605

Vol 1, #6  Nov 22, 2010