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For immediate release - July 13, 2011

Lake County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board Vacancies

LEESBURG –The Lake~Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is currently seeking Lake County residents to fill two (2) vacancies on the Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board (TDCB).

Interested Lake County residents are appointed by the MPO Governing Board. The purpose of the TDCB is to identify local transportation needs and to provide information, advice, and direction to Lake County on the coordination of services to be provided to the transportation disadvantaged population in the county. The TDCB consists of individuals representing the local and state governmental agencies as well as a cross section of the local community.

Who are the transportation disadvantaged? People who are unable to transport themselves or purchase needed transportation because of physical or mental disability, income status or age are considered transportation disadvantaged. This leaves them dependent upon others to obtain access to healthcare, employment, education, shopping, social activities or life-sustaining activities.

The TDCB meets quarterly, on Monday afternoons, at the Lake~Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization located on US 27 in Leesburg, FL. Transportation can be provided to and from the meetings for those needing assistance.

If you are interested in local transportation issues and you feel you are a good candidate to fill one of the 2 vacant positions listed below, please contact Michael Woods at (352) 315- 0170 or mwoods@lakesumtermpo.com for an application or to just discuss this volunteer opportunity.

  • Citizen Advocate – A citizen advocate who uses the transportation service(s) of the system as their primary means of transportation in Lake County
     
  • Citizen Advocate – A citizen representative living in Lake County. Applications may also be downloaded from the MPO website: LakeSumterMPO.com.

Applications may also be downloaded from the MPO website: www.LakeSumterMPO.com.

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Media contact:
Communications Department
Public Information Officer
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov