ADA stands for Americans with Disabilities Act. Lee County Transit's ADA paratransit service, called Passport, is offered in strict accordance with the ADA Act of 1990.
Passport is a shared ride, advanced reservation, origin-to-destination service for persons with disabilities who are unable to use the regular fixed route public transit service because of their disability. Passport is designed to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act service criteria established by the federal government.
Service is provided only to individuals found eligible, and is operated by LeeTran under the following ADA guidelines:
- Service is only provided in areas where LeeTran fixed route buses operate. Passport vehicles can only make pick-ups and drop-offs at places that are within three-quarters of a mile of a LeeTran bus route.
- Service is provided only during the hours and days when fixed route service in that area operates.
- Rides must be reserved at least one day (or up to two weeks) in advance.
- Passport fares are twice the cost of a full fare on a fixed route bus.
- Service is provided for all types of trips.
How to Apply
For additional information and to begin the application process, please call the LeeTran Passport Office at 239-533-0300 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC)
LeeTran is the designated Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC),
under Florida Statute F.S. 427, for Lee County. As the CTC, LeeTran administers
transportation through the Florida Commission for the Transportation
Disadvantaged program. The decision for LeeTran to become the designated CTC
came in the wake of Good Wheels closing their doors in late February.
Individuals who are unable to provide for their own transportation due
to age, disability or income may be eligible for Transportation Disadvantaged
service. Please contact LeeTran to determine eligibility, applicable
fees, or to make a reservation at 239-533-0300. For general information,
complaints or problems that are not resolved to your satisfaction, you may
contact the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged at
800-983-2435. LeeTran is not the Medicaid Transportation Provider for Lee
County. Medicaid clients may receive their Medicaid transportation through
a local Florida Managed Medical Assistance Provider (MMA), depending on
Medicaid program criteria. Medicaid clients must call the Medicaid
Enrollment Help Line for information regarding MMA enrollment, benefits, and
Medicaid medical transportation at 800-226-6735.