LABELLE – Starting Jan. 9, students attending Immokalee Technical College (iTech) will now be able to ride a Good Wheels bus to their classes for as low as two dollars each way.
Good Wheels Inc. announced the allocation of funds from the Commission for Transportation Disadvantage (CTD) State of Florida grant. The CTD mission is to insure the availability of efficient, cost-effective, and quality transportation services for transportation disadvantaged persons.
“Good Wheels is pleased to continue working with Hendry and Glades Counties to offer more transportation opportunities to help advance education and economic opportunities,” said Alan M. Mandel, CEO Good Wheels.
The new route will run Monday thru Friday from the LaBelle Save A Lot to iTech in Immokalee. The route runs in sync with the school day beginning with pick up at 6:30 a.m. in LaBelle and will leave from iTech at 3 p.m. daily after the conclusion of classes. The cost each way for students is two dollars.
Students who are interested are required to fill out an application with Good Wheels prior to riding. Applications can be found online at www.goodwheels.org or by calling 239-768-2900 ext. 223.
“One of the roadblocks surrounding workforce development and secondary, vocational and technical education achievement for Hendry County residents is affordable transportation options for students. This opportunity provided by Good Wheels is a start on solving at least one aspect of this multi-layered problem,” stated Charles Chapman, County Administrator.