FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LeeWay- THE COINLESS WAY TO PAY, BEGINS IN LEE COUNTY

FORT MYERS, FL, November 12, 1997-- Electronic Toll Collection went into effect on all 31 toll lanes in Lee County on Saturday November 8th. Stickers are still in operation for those who have not received their transponders. Transponders are being shipped daily to the applicants who have mailed their applications to LeeWay. Those motorists who receive their transponder in the mail should be sure to remove their sticker when they affix their transponder to eliminate any mis-reads. "It is nice to not have to think about dropping coins. I was so excited I even brought my sister along to convince her she needs one because it is so fast going through the toll plaza," said LeeWay customer, Ginny Fichter. The LeeWay ETC system is more advanced than the old sticker system and offers many benefits not available with the sticker system such as statements, coinless transactions, and Variable Pricing discounts which come on line next spring.