Published: Nov 12, 2013 12:20 PM EST
Updated: Nov 14, 2013 10:12 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. – LeeTran will implement services changes on today, affecting 12 of its 24 routes.

RIVER DISTRICT TROLLEY

The River District Trolley serving downtown Fort Myers will begin its seasonal service, continuing through April 30, 2014. There is a single route this year, which runs from the Oasis Condominiums at the east end to Virginia Avenue at the west end. The trolleys will also stop at the Rosa Parks Transportation Center and the Butterfly Estates. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday service continues until 10:45 p.m.

ROUTE 140 SPLIT

Route 140, which currently operates on U.S. 41 from Merchants Crossing to Coconut Point Mall, will be split into two routes. Starting Thursday, Route 140 will terminate at Bell Tower Mall. A new Route 240 will run from Bell Tower Mall to Coconut Point Mall. On Sundays, Route 140 will continue to serve the entire route.

EVENING SERVICE REDUCED

The frequency of service after 6 p.m. will be reduced on some routes by eliminating one or more trips. Routes affected in this way are:

  • Route 20, Monday-Friday
  • Route 30, Monday-Saturday
  • Route 50, Monday-Saturday
  • Route 70, Monday-Saturday
  • Route 100, Monday-Saturday
  • Route 110, Monday-Friday
  • Route 130, Monday-Friday
  • Route 140, Monday-Sunday
  • Fort Myers Beach Trolley, Monday-Sunday
  • Seasonal Route 50 and Fort Myers Beach trolley service will also be reduced

SCHEDULE CHANGES

Route, 40, and 60 will undergo changes to improve operations.

Route 40 will begin to serve North Nicholas High School on weekdays, with resulting schedule changes.

The Route 60 schedule will change to improve connections with Route 240.