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Sarasota News Leader February 1, 2013 Page 56 The two buses would cost about $760,000 al- The Turtle Beach route would take about an hour between stops, she noted; it also would together, Carter pointed out. stop in Gulf Gate. Carter noted that the existing Route 11 from downtown Sarasota to Siesta would be com- The buses would run Monday through Sunday, bined with the new route from Southgate to Blanchard said. Turtle Beach, with operations from 6 a.m. to In a related matter, Carter explained that a about 11 p.m. typical kit to transform a bus into a vehicle When Patterson asked how often the buses would run to Siesta Key, Sarah Blanchard, SCAT's senior planner, explained that Route 11 would stop for passengers from every 30 minutes to every 60 minutes, depending on the time of day. It would pick up riders every 20 to 30 minutes and a bit more frequently during peak times, she added. that looks like a trolley costs about $68,000. However, a "wrap" is only about $7,000, which is why she would recommend that option. "It accomplishes the goal of helping our buses fit into the island atmosphere," she added. "The wrap's pretty cute," Patterson said as she looked at a slide Carter presented to the commission. Photos presented to the Sarasota County Commission show the difference between a kit and a 'wrap' for making buses look like trolleys. Image courtesy Sarasota County

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