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Tram and trolley funding approved in Lee County

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Posted at 10:02 AM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 10:02:54-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Riders of Lee County's trolleys and trams will continue to be able enjoy those services, thanks to Lee County commissioners.

The Lee Board of County Commissioners approved two grant agreements Tuesday with the Florida Department of Transportation to provide funds for the downtown Fort Myers Trolley and the seasonal Fort Myers Beach Tram services.

The Florida Public Transportation Grant Agreements require at least a 50% local match.

The grants are:

· Fort Myers Beach Tram Service – $998,573 matched by $308,928 from tourist development taxes on short-term lodgings and $689,645 from LeeTran’s budget.

· The LeeTran Trolley Circulator – $1,212,725 to be matched by $1,212,725 from City of Fort Myers/Fort Myers CRA.