Monday, August 11, 2014

Action Alert: Commissioners hold public hearing Aug. 19th on proposed LeeTran fare increases

If you're a LeeTran bus rider or interested citizen, here's your chance to weigh in the county commissioners about their proposed fare increase at the Aug. 19th public hearing. 
LeeTran Proposed Fare Increase:
LeeTran's fares cover less than 20% of the cost of its service. As part of its effort to balance the budget, the county is considering raising the base cash fare as well as the prices of tickets and passes. Below is a chart that shows current and proposed fares.

LeeTran is gathering public input before a decision is made. You may email your comments to; complete a survey on the topic at LeeTran held  five outreach meetings around the county during June and July.
The public hearing before the Board of County Commissioners will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at a 5:00 p.m. in the County Commission Chambers at the Old County Courthouse, 2120 Main Street, Fort Myers.

Adult Fares Current Proposed
Cash Fare $1.25 $1.50
All-Day Pass $3.50 $4.00
12-Trip Pass $12.50 $13.50
7-Day Pass $12.50 $15.00
31-Day Pass $35.00 $40.00
Cash Fare, Trolley $0.50 $0.75
All-Day Trolley Pass $1.50 $2.00
3-Day Trolley Pass $3.00 $4.00
Discount Fares Current Proposed
Student Cash Fare $0.60 $0.75
Senior/Disabled Cash Fare $0.60 $0.75
Student 12-Trip Pass $6.00 $6.75
Senior/Disabled 12-Trip Pass $6.00 $6.75
Student 7-Day Pass $10.00 $12.00
Senior/Disabled 7-Day Pass $10.00 $12.00
Student 31-Day Pass $20.00 $25.00
Senior/Disabled 31-Day Pass $20.00 $25.00
Student Cash Fare, Trolley $0.25 $0.35
Senior/Disabled Cash Fare, Trolley $0.25 $0.35

ADA Fare Current Proposed
Single Trip $2.50 $3.00

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