Tuesday, March 26, 2013

LeeTran recognized by BoCC for receiving FL Transit System of the Year Award

BoCC recognized LeeTran at Tuesday's Board meeting for being named the 
Florida 2012 Transit System of the Year by the Florida Public Transportation Association.  Way to go, LeeTran!

 LeeTran staff accepting FPTA award at the annual meeting. From Left to Right:
Peter Gajdjis, Steve Myers (LeeTran Director), Bob Southall, Ron Garrison (FPTA President), Jill Brown, Carman Monroy (LeeTran), Paul Goyette.

At the March 26th BoCC meeting, the Board recognized LeeTran for having earned the Florida Public Transportation Association’s designation as the 2012 Transit System of the Year and extended their gratitude to all LeeTran employees for bringing this honor to Lee County for the benefit of its residents and visitors and for the commitment and dedication each of you bring to the job every day.

The proclamation stated:

                    LeeTran has demonstrated excellence through the development of its 25-Year Vision Plan, and by earning such national awards as $13.9 million for the acquisition of clean, diesel-electric hybrid buses, $1.4 million for improvement to Veteran’s transportation systems, and $5 million for the construction of a new transit facility; and

                   LeeTran has shown sustained increases in ridership, including a 17% increase in fiscal year 2012, and now serves a total of 3.76 million riders.

Kudos to LeeTran!

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