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LeeTran offers free bus rides for Try Transit Day, April 22

By Staff | Apr 3, 2023

LeeTran will offer free rides all day on all fixed-route buses for Try Transit Day, which will be celebrated on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.

Try Transit Day is intended to increase transit ridership by raising awareness of the environmental and economic benefits of using public transportation. Residents, visitors and commuters are encouraged to give public transit a try to experience a greener and more economical transportation option. More people using public transportation results in a reduction of air pollution and traffic congestion. According to the American Public Transportation Association, the average annual savings for a person who switches a daily commute from driving to taking public transportation is $10,160.

The free day of rides is available on fixed-route buses in Lee County. To view a full system map and route schedules, visit www.RideLeeTran.com or plan your route using the transit option in Google Maps. The LeeFare app is available on Apple and Android devices to plan a trip and track buses in real-time.

LeeTran is the public transit provider that operates in Lee County with 26 bus routes, and an ADA paratransit service called Passport. LeeTran employs approximately 280 people and has a fleet of 44 full-size buses, 11 trolleys, 5 seasonal trams, 52 paratransit vans, and six microtransit vehicles for on-demand service.