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County suspends bus fares, utilities disconnections

By Staff | Mar 23, 2020

On March 20, Lee County reported that its response to the COVID-19 situation will involve suspending fares for LeeTran riders and stopping service disconnection of Lee County Utilities customers.

Effective March 21, Lee County Transit (LeeTran) has suspend fares. LeeTran riders will not pay until further notice. The step aims to reduce interactions between drivers and the public.

The majority of LeeTran’s fleet is equipped for rear-entry, which will be used.

Once aboard, riders are encouraged to use guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control on social distancing.

All fixed-route service will continue on regular schedules; Passport services remain available as usual.

It was previously announced that LeeTran trolley and tram services on Fort Myers Beach has been suspended until further notice.

In addition, in order to promote the guidelines presented by Centers for Disease Control and DOH, the Lee County Utilities has suspended water shut offs until further notice.

Information about online billing and utility questions is available at www.leegov.com/utilities.

LCU is one of about a dozen utilities within Lee County. Customers should check their water bill if they are unsure who their water provider is.

For additional county updates and information, visit www.leegov.com/covid-19/ or “Lee County Government” on Facebook.