New Park and Ride
to Open in 2017
At their meeting on September 1st, the Board of Lee County Commissioners (BoCC) approved an agreement with David Douglass and Associates for the design of a new parkand ride facility that will be built on the corner of Pine Ridge Rd and Summerlin Square Dr., across from the Kiwanis Thrift Store. The facility, called ‘The Beach Park and Ride and Transfer Center’ is expected to be completed by the spring of 2017 and will replace a much smaller Park and Ride program that has existed in that intersection since 1987. According to LeeTran Marketing Director JoAnn Hailey, once complete, the new facility will consist of four restrooms, a 300 square foot office, 240 parking spaces, benches and other amenities, including six bus berths under canopy. The facility will also be equipped with Wi-Fi, a PA system, surveillance cameras, a detention pond, sidewalk, fully ADA compliant and electric car charging stalls.