For immediate release - June 20, 2008
LakeXpress to unveil new Mount Dora route on July 1
MOUNT DORA — LakeXpress, Lake County’s public transportation service, will introduce a circulator route in the City of Mount Dora on Tuesday, July 1.
The new Mount Dora circulator is the third route for LakeXpress, and it will be free to ride for an introductory period until Friday, Aug. 1. Routes 1 and 2 opened a little more than a year ago on May 21. Route 1 runs from The Villages to Eustis, primarily on U.S. Highway 441 and Route 2 circulates in downtown Leesburg.
“Our community’s transportation needs are changing as residents are finding a need for more economical and efficient alternatives,” said Ken Harley, Director of the Lake County Transportation Division. “This new LakeXpress route is a step in the right direction in providing Lake County residents with a reliable and comprehensive transportation service.”
LakeXpress operates Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Fares for LakeXpress are $1 for all trips. Half-fares are available for riders 60 years or older, students and individuals with disabilities (buses are equipped with lifts). Free fares are available for children under five years of age, who are accompanied by a fare-paying chaperone.
Passengers can “flag” a bus down anywhere along the route by raising their hand and motioning to the driver as the bus approaches. The driver will determine the most safe and convenient spot to allow passengers to board. Passengers may depart the bus in a similar manner by notifying the driver of their desired drop-off location. The driver will again determine the most safe and convenient spot to allow passengers to exit the bus.
For more information about LakeXpress or to view a bus schedule, call (352) 326-8637 or log on to www.RideLakeXpress.com.
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