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Transportation Disadvantaged progam extended

By Staff | May 19, 2020

The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to extend an agreement with the State of Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged to allow Lee County to serve as the Community Transportation Coordinator for an additional 12 months.

The Board’s action ensures coordinated services continue to be provided to individuals who are transportation disadvantaged through June 2021.

The Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization conducts a competitive procurement process for a CTC every five years. The contract was awarded to Good Wheels Inc. for July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2023. In February, Good Wheels Inc. informed the MPO that they were terminating their contract as the CTC. As a result, LeeTran was designated as the emergency CTC for Lee County.

Total expenditures to continue services are estimated to be $112,611.60 per month for a total of $1,351,339.20 from July 2020 through June 30, 2021, which will be fully funded through the State of Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged Trip & Equipment grant, officials said.

LeeTran is the public transit provider for Lee County, providing more than 3 million rides per year. LeeTran operates 27 bus routes, ADA paratransit service called Passport and an employer vanpool program

To learn more about services offered by LeeTran, or for schedule and fare information, call 239-LEE-TRAN or visit www.RideLeeTran.com.

Source: Lee County Government