What is GO ITHACA?
GO ITHACA is a transportation demand management program in Downtown Ithaca. GO ITHACA is dedicated to working hand-in-hand with downtown stakeholders to improve the regions’ economic vitality by connecting commuters with mobility options that save time and money. GO ITHACAs members are employers, employees and residents from all sectors.
Our team works closely with members to create mobility plans that in turn let them connect with a wide range of mobility options. Our business members leverage mobility programs to reach their business and personal goals, including attracting and retaining top talent, reducing facilities costs, and leading in corporate stewardship. To learn more about this transportation benefits program, visit goithaca.org.
Did you know: A typical single passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year...It would take 5.4 acres of forest growing for one year to offset your vehicle’s carbon emission.
* According to Tompkins County’s 2010 Community Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report. This number varied based on a vehicle’s fuel, fuel economy, and the number of miles driven per year.
3 Reasons for Employees & Residents Should Join GO ITHACA
1. SAVE MONEY
GO ITHACA can help you find a more affordable way for you to commute to and from work.
2.IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT
When you switch to an alternative mode of transportation, you're helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
3. EARN INCENTIVES AND REWARDS
GO ITHACA members receive some fantastic incentives and rewards, such as automatic enrollment in Backup Ride Home and discounts on Ithaca Carshare, TCAT, and downtown garage parking, tickets to Cinemapolis and free perks, and MORE!
3 Reasons Businesses Should Join GO ITHACA
1. Attract & Retain Employees
Single person commutes during peak rush hours is consistently linked with higher stress and worse health outcomes. At the same time, many up-and-coming employees, particularly millennials, are looking for employment that offer the kinds of options that let them have healthier and more balanced lives.
2. Measure Your Environmental Impact
GO ITHACA’s team will help your employees find alternative modes of transportation that are eco-friendly, meanwhile providing accurate reports demonstrating how your employees are reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
3. Make Space for Clients & Customers
Reducing the number of parking spaces occupied all day by employees opens up space for clients and customers to park short term. We’ll show your employees how to make the switch from their single occupancy vehicles to alternative modes of transportation.