Lastly, extended service in Lehigh Acres can be improved by adding runs in the early morning and
evenings to the 715 Route. This is actually preferential to eliminating a fixed-route and replacing it with a microtransit route because it combines fixed-route regularity with extended service plus express service -- three services in one route!
How the 715 can be utilized as three-different-routes-in-one is illustrated in the schedule above. The extended routes are depicted in the colored blocks with titles of different areas of Lehigh (North, NE and SE and SW Lehigh.) Hourly service on Leland Heights and Joel Blvd. is depicted in the green and white areas between :30 and :02 after the hour. Lastly, the express runs to the Airport are depicted on the right-side of the graph. So, instead of having the 115 Route run in confined circles all day long and over-servicing the "Lehigh Loops" area twice an hour, service is spread out over a wider area: the Lehigh Loops area is eased to an average headway of 90 minutes (serviced by the 710 Bus,) extended routes to the outskirts of Lehigh are run in the early morning and evenings, express trips to the Airport are run every three hours and there is still hourly service down Leland Heights and Joel Blvd.!