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LakeXpress to permanently change start time of Mount Dora route to serve students

RELEASE DATE: August 20, 2010

MOUNT DORA — The start time of LakeXpress’ Route 3 in downtown Mount Dora will be changed beginning Monday, Aug. 23, to one hour earlier at 6:38 a.m., Monday-Friday.

“This adjustment is designed to better accommodate the students in the Mount Dora area,” said David Hope, Fixed Route Coordinator for the Lake County Public Transportation Division.

LakeXpress, the County’s public transportation service, includes four routes. Route 1 runs from The Villages to Eustis, primarily on U.S. Highway 441. Route 2 circulates in downtown Leesburg. Route 3 circulates in downtown Mount Dora. Route 4 runs from the Altoona Post Office on State Road 19 to the community of Zellwood on U.S. Highway 441 where passengers can transfer to LYNX route 44.

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.

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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