Implementing the Regional Transportation Study: MoveTogetherNY
In 2011, the Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council (ITCTC) organized a seven-county Regional Transportation Study (RTS) to improve regional travel options to work and healthcare. The region includes the following counties: Chemung, Tompkins, Cortland, Tioga, Schuyler, Cayuga & Seneca.
Any implementation of the RTS was stopped after the roll-out of the NEMT Medicaid Transportation Broker – Medical Answering Service (MAS) across Central NY threatened the viability of many public transit and community mobility services in the area.
In 2016, Tompkins County contracted with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County to develop a mobility management program to implement the RTS. Since May 2016, a regional coalition of mobility managers and local partners has been organized. A website and an online, interactive map, showing public transit routes, population, employment and healthcare sites, was published in www.MoveTogetherNY.org .
Regional Transportation Study