Attention travelers, commuters, people looking to perform their essential errands in some fashion!
Although trips should still be kept to essential functions because of COVID-19, people are likely getting back to work more now. That's why we're letting you know about a new partnership between Way2Go Cortland and 511NY Rideshare: click here.
The partnership came about after the April 29, 2020 disbanding of Zimride as the local Rideshare network. That's when Way2Go Cortland and the Fingerlakes Rideshare Coalition decided to use the 511NY Rideshare portal as a way to develop a local carpool network.
As always, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, travelers should follow federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, which can be found here.
511NY Rideshare is free and the website provides information and resources on carpooling, vanpooling and public transportation. UPDATE: As of July 21, the public transit data has also been inputted so you can check your routes on Cortland Transit with the Trip Planner function on the site!
In order to take advantage of the carpooling aspect of the portal, participants must first register to build the network. Over time, as the network builds, participants can find potential carpool matches.
Perhaps you are a traveler from neighboring Tompkins County and are looking for rides originating in that county. You may want to click on the 511 landing page for the wider network of Fingerlakes Rideshare Coalition, found here. That site can also be accessed through www.fingerlakesrideshare.org .
Visit the portal here to live chat Monday- Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Or contact Joseph Longo at Joseph.Longo@511NYRideshare.org with questions. Safe travels!