On demand public transit coming to Lehigh Acres
A new way to use public transportation is coming to Lehigh Acres. LeeTran's ULTRA On-Demand service will expand to the central part of Lehigh Acres, likely starting sometime this fall.
Lee County commissioners have approved spending $260,000 to match the same amount from the state of Florida.
The program will supplement LeeTran bus route 515. The on-demand program allows people to get a minivan to take them anywhere in the central part of the community.
Once launched, the service will be available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Passengers will be able to use the Uber app or make ride requests or via telephone at 239-533-8726.
The exact launch date will be announced later this year. The anticipated month in which it will start is November.
The cost will start at $1.50 per trip.
LeeTran's ULTRA On-Demand service currently extends through the Bonita Springs region.
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