Accessible Red Runner Transportation

Cornell will provide FREE door-to-door transportation via Red Runner for staff and faculty with disabilities who are participating in university-related activities or taking advantage of the benefits of employment at Cornell.  Examples of eligible rides include transportation to and from meetings, seminars, trainings and wellness programs. This program is not meant to provide commuter transportation therefore rides to and from home are not eligible.


  • Faculty and staff with Cornell issued AP/PO parking permits
  • Faculty and staff who do not have a Cornell AP/PO parking permit, but do have a disability affecting transportation usage and/or mobility. Please contact Suzanne Carreiro at 607-255-1216 or or Carol Nickerson at 607-255-1260 or in Medical Leaves Administration to become an approved rider.

Areas served

All areas of the Ithaca Campus and nearby off-campus locations. All service is based upon availability and rides are not guaranteed until Red Runner confirms your reservation.


Red Runner will provide rides during their regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Advanced reservations are required. Service is subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your reservation is confirmed.

How to Sign Up

If you currently hold a Cornell issued AP/PO parking permit, you are already enrolled and no further action is required. If you do not have an AP/PO permit, but have a disability, contact Suzanne Carreiro at (607) 255-1216 or Carol Nickerson at (607) 255-1260) in MLA for assistance. If you have an existing case in MLA, your request will be reviewed. If you do not have a case, you will be asked to complete the reasonable accommodations request form.

How to Schedule a Ride

Eligible faculty and staff should call or email Red Runner at 607-254-8293 or to request a ride. Requests should be made no later than noon the day before the ride is needed. All service is based upon availability and rides are not guaranteed until Red Runner confirms your reservation. Validation of eligibility must be made in advance of using the service. Because this is a new program, please provide more than one day of notice when trying the service for the first time. Cancellations may be made via phone or email.

Questions? Contact the Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX, or 607-255-2242.