Public Transit is a "people-moving" business! The goal and "essential function" of transit planning is to move people from one point to another in the most timely and cost-effective manner. This Website proposes a better plan for Lee County -- which will get people to where they need to go while conserving both time and money!
The proposed plan is based on the Pulse System, a system promoted and endorsed by Jarrett Walker, internationally renowned transit planner, owner of Walker and Associates, and author of the book, Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives.
The following pages will explain the principles of the Pulse System, give specific recommendations which will achieve optimal efficiency for LeeTran, provide a detailed analysis of those recommendations and, lastly, provide a detailed overview of a complete system, with detailed routes and meetsheets, which can be implemented at minimal cost here in Lee County, Florida.
There exists a way for LeeTran to improve their service in dramatic fashion without spending millions of dollars, simply by manipulating routes and getting the most efficiency from them by applying basic transit principles.
But first, let's begin by discussing:
"What is the Pulse System and how does it compare to other transit models?" --->