St. Lucie County Launches New Mobile App
Post Date: 2/22//2017
The St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners has made it easier for residents to connect with county departments by creating the My St. Lucie mobile app – now available for free download through the Google Play and Apple stores.
The My St. Lucie app allows residents to easily submit requests for services; ask questions or request public records. Directly through the app, residents can take a photograph of a problem area such as a pothole or flooded street and send that image and location to St. Lucie County to be properly routed to the correct department for processing. After submitting requests, residents can use the mobile app to track the status of their request.
The My St. Lucie app also provides access to St. Lucie County’s social media posts and provides useful information about county events and programs.
For those that may not have a smart phone or don’t feel comfortable downloading the app, a web-based version of the mobile app is available to allow residents to submit requests through the county’s website.
St. Lucie County Adds Free Wi-Fi to Treasure Coast Connector Route One Buses
Riders traveling on The Treasure Coast Connector’s Route One now have free Wi-Fi access, thanks to a pilot program launched by St. Lucie County’s Transit Division.
By contracting with the education broadband company, Kajett, St. Lucie County is able to provide free internet access to its busiest community transit route, Route One, which runs along U.S. 1 from Fort Pierce to Port St. Lucie.
“We hope by offering this service we will enhance the ridership experience on our Route One buses, attract new bus transit patrons and to provide a bus environment that accentuates the advantage of increased personal productivity when travelers do not have to operate their own vehicles,” explained St. Lucie County Transportation Planner David Engel, MCRP.
This one-year pilot program allows the county to monitor the Wi-Fi usage to see if the demand is there to expand it to additional bus routes in the future. St. Lucie County is also currently investigating the possibility of providing free internet access to the Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie Intermodals, as well as the busier bus stops where shelters are located.
Filters has been installed on the buses to control the types of permissible downloads based upon data usage and content. The bus Wi-Fi filters are defaulted to what would be age appropriate for K-12 school students.
St. Lucie County’s Community Services Department works in close partnership with the St. Lucie County Council on Aging to operate the Treasure Coast Connector – St. Lucie County’s public transportation system. For more information about bus routes and schedules visit - http://treasurecoastconnector.com or download the Route Shout app from the Apple or Google Play store.