I like Ithaca Carshare's newsletters and really like their multi-modal approach to customer services. Ok, I am a carshare member. But, that is not the point. Ithaca Carshare creates new partnerships with agencies and businesses to co-market to customers. The September newsletter announces Ithaca Carshare members will get 15% off car rentals at Diane's Downtown Automotive and National car rental. Ithaca Carshare sells TCAT passes. Ithaca Carshare looks to expand membership to limited income persons with its Easy Access program. Ithaca Carshare promotes bicycling. Ithaca Carshare promotes alternative mobility to increase its value to customers and to promote its community mobility values. This multi-modal approach is to be commended and and encouraged for all mobility operators to adopt.
Dwight Mengel works in the Tompkins County Department of Social Services as its Chief Transportation Planner.