Laketran News

More seniors relying on transit to combat isolation, remain independent

By Chad Felton | The News-Herald Laketran has made no secret of its increasingly growing ridership over the last few years. Combining that with Lake County’s growing senior population, the transit agency’s role continues to grow, with a simple concept such as transportation lending itself to address multiple community needs. According to Laketran, to date, over […]

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Auditor of State recognizes Laketran’s financial stewardship

Lake County taxpayers can take pride in Laketran’s continuous commitment to fiscal responsibility. Laketran was presented the “Auditor of State Award with Distinction” at the Monday, September 23 board of trustees meeting by Keith Faber, Auditor of State liaison Jake Altman. Altman shared that only four percent of public agencies statewide achieve this recognition. “It […]

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Laketran seeking 10-year 0.25 percent sales tax

By Chad Felton | The News-Herald Laketran is asking voters in the Nov. 5 General Election to approve a 0.25 percent sales tax for 10 years. According to election officials, there are 152,284 registered voters in Lake County. If passed, the transit agency starting in 2020 would receive 25 cents per every $100 in taxable goods purchased […]

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Laketran hosts public meetings to discuss November sales tax levy

Laketran invites residents to learn more about Issue 2 at a series of public meetings over the next two months. The quarter of one percent sales tax levy will allow Laketran to improve service to job corridors and meet the growing demand for accessible transportation for Lake County seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans. Laketran […]

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Laketran CEO learns realities of relying on transit

Laketran CEO, Ben Capelle relocated to Lake County when he was promoted to lead the Lake County public transit agency in 2017. While Capelle is a veteran transit rider when traveling around the region, it is usually been by choice. This summer a construction accident at his home left him with a severely broken leg […]

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