FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- It's your money and Lee County could vote to spend $786,000 to help you get to the beach! The county wants to buy a piece of land on Summerlin Square Road to build a new trolley terminal, just down the street from the current station.
"I can read my book, I can talk to people, I'm less distracted," said trolley rider, Jesse Fernandez.
Jesse Fernandez is one of thousands who find the trolley a faster, easier way to get onto Fort Myers Beach.
"There's a lot of people with their foldable chairs and it's so much easier, it is, by driving your car, you have to deal with traffic."
And now, Lee County is looking to build a new trolley terminal, making the time you have to stand and wait, a whole lot better. Fernandez says the one at the Edison mall would be an ideal set up to have at the beach location.
"It's a nice little waiting area, more seats, more shade."
But he's isn't sold on the place Lee County has their eye on for the new stop on Fort Myers Beach.
"This is better right here, it's right on San Carlos Boulevard, it's a commercial area, it's good where it is, they just need to make it interesting here," Fernandez told WINK News.
Just up the road sits this empty lot on Summerlin Square Road. It's the land county commissioners are considering putting the new terminal, but Fernandez says no-- keep it where it is.
"I think this ideal, it's more ideal here."
But just over $786,000 would allow for Lee Tran to rebuild.
"Restrooms would be nice, definitely be nice, if you are waiting here for the bus, and you got to go, people got to go."
Lee County Commissioners will vote on spending the money at next Tuesday's meeting. The county says that once construction begins for the new Walmart at Summerlin Square, Lee Tran must vacate the area.