"With A Hand on the Pulse of Lee County!"


    The Pulse Plan relies on precision.  Just as precision is needed in the exchange of a baton between runners in a relay race, so too must schedules be precisely aligned.  Take for instance the meeting of the 240 and 600 buses at Coconut Pointe.  

  Since these buses have different headways (the 240 bus has an 85-minute headway and the 600 Bus has a 90-minute headway) the two buses are not able to sustain meets throughout the day.  However, the fix is easy to remedy -- if we give the 240 Route a 90-minute headway, the two buses can meet together all day long at Coconut Pointe (as seen in the following graphic under the right column labeled "Coconut Pointe (Pulse Plan:)"

  Should any passenger have to wait an hour or more to be able to board his or her connecting bus?  The Pulse Plan says, "No!"  Such a planning of schedules facilitating the transfer of passengers between bus routes is one of the most basic and fundamental tenets of the Pulse Plan.

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