To service more people in the outlying areas of Lehigh Acres, LeeTran could employ a practice that it presently uses on the Cape Coral Route 40. Every day, a supplemental route helps the Route 40 main bus carry passengers from 6:30am to 9:27am in the morning, and then again from 1:50pm to 3:44pm in the afternoon. In this way man-hours are kept to a minimum, but basic services are still provided.
In the same way, a supplemental route could also run for a few hours in the morning and evening in Lehigh Acres, which not only could provide public transportation for mostly everyone in Lehigh on a shoestring budget, but the coverage area would be expanded from the shaded square below (the proposed microtransit area) to nearly the length and breadth of Lehigh Acres:
AM MORNING ROUTE -- 5:49am to 7:42am PM EVENING ROUTE -- 5:52pm to 7:42pm
This auxiliary route would run part-time for six hours a day instead of the normal sixteen hours for a full-time fixed route. Although it is designed to run as a part-time fixed route, it could still be "semi-flexible," making slight course deviations to pick people using a pickup app close to where they live (near the blue line,) but the idea is that those pick-up times would be within the designated route times in the morning and evening hours -- not running all day long. Practically and financially, this would offer basic services to people who need to get to work, or spend a day outside of Lehigh, but it wouldn't provide and it isn't designed to be an all-day "taxi" for people to call throughout the entire day.