Way2Go, originally known as RideWise, was created to help meet Tompkins County’s goals of increasing transportation equity and sustainability in 2009. The project was originally funded through Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) grant money administered by Chief Transportation Planner Dwight Mengel of the Tompkins County Department of Social Services.
The organization is now housed within the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. They provide a variety of resources including a consolidated directory of all public transportation and medical transportation options in the area as well as resources for bikers and walkers. In addition to providing resources and education, Way2Go also organizes collaborative workshops and community events.