LeeTran Make Over Could Be Coming
Special to the Lehigh Acres Gazette Source Lee County
With the population growing, but the use of public transportation showing signs of decline, Lee County is rethinking its public transportation system.
County commissioners were briefed recently on a series of options for the evolution of LeeTran over the next 25-30 years into a basic grid integrated with layers of local service.
Options would range from express coaches to and from the far reaches of the county to on-demand service transit vans.
A key element of the plan is connecting community-oriented routes to a grid that would collect local traffic headed to some of the busier destinations in the county.
Concepts modeled after public transportation services in Tampa and Houston were presented to commissioners.
Pilot programs are being proposed for Fort Myers Beach, North Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres. Each would use a wide community footprint that would feed established traditional routes.