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West Lake Shuttle

  The West Lake Shuttle is a service provided by Florida Gulf Coast University.  It makes sense to coordinate efforts and establish a partnership between the County and the University to service students traveling near Gulf Coast Town Center.  A scheduled interface between the University and LeeTran would require no change in the West Lake's present service (but service would be better integrated with the shuttle leaving West Lake condos at :40 past the hour, instead of :30 past.)  The following interface and and analysis is based on the travel times analyzed between the stars in the map below: 



  To calculate one's travel time to the University, find one's origin in the chart below, then one's start time under that heading in the column, then go across the row to the arrival time at the University in the aqua column on the right.



  The same thing applies for finding one's travel time from the Univeresity to any destination.  Find one's departure time from the University in the aqua column on the left, then go across the row to find the arrival time in the column under the destination where one desires to go:


  
  Not only is bus service two and a half times more frequent, but travel times would also be twice as fast as they are now!




  The time saved on a round-trip between E 12th St in Lehigh Acres and FGCU, for example, is on average 292 minutes, or just shy of five hours!   One can also save over three hours on a simple round-trip to SWFL Airport and back from FGCU!  Students who wish to go on a round-trip to Lovers Key can also save three hours.  Time saved -- and it's significant -- is why the Timed Transfer Plan cannot afford to be ignored!




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