Yesterday (Feb 9, 2010), Tompkins County and Ithaca Dispatch signed the CityVan contract for the subscription van pilot project connecting the Towns of Newfield and Enfield with the Ithaca urban area. CityVan will serve rural residents who do not have access to TCAT bus service. CityVan will consolidate rides for three Department of Social Services programs, replacing individual taxi trips. The start date for service to begin will be announced on Feb 17.
Dwight Mengel works in the Tompkins County Department of Social Services as its Chief Transportation Planner.