Monday, October 10, 2011

LeeTran launches route to Collier

Thursday's ribbon-cutting event with Lee and Collier county officials, staff, and citizens was a wonderful celebration, launching the first Lee/Collier bus route. Kudos to everyone who worked so hard to make it happen. Tell your friends and neighbors who live in Naples, Bonita Springs, or Estero to ride the new bus route!

LeeTran launches route to Collier
For first time, transit systems connected

News-Press, Oct. 6, 2011
Written by Christina Cepero

For the first time Thursday, many residents from Lee and Collier counties had an easier time visiting friends and family, getting to work or finding some fun things to do.

LeeTran launched a public transportation route called the LinC bus, which links Lee and Collier. The bus runs between Coconut Point in Estero and Creekside Transfer Center in North Naples, running every 90 minutes.

“This is a huge step in recognizing that people need to have an alternate form of reliable public transportation,” Lee Commissioner Ray Judah said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Creekside. “With the high cost of gas, the economy the way it is, we all recognize this is truly a core level of service.”

Allen Rudd, 28, a massage therapist from North Naples — who does not own a car — said he only works one day a week at a Naples spa, so he plans to use LinC to look for more work in Lee County.

“This route is long overdue,” he said.

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