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LakeXpress, Lake County Connection to close Dec. 24 & 31 for holidays

RELEASE DATE: December 21, 2010

TAVARES — LakeXpress, the County’s public transportation service, along with Lake County Connection, the County’s disadvantaged transportation service will close on Friday, Dec. 24 & 31 for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Lake County Connection will only provide transportation for dialysis and prescribed pediatric extended care services.

LakeXpress normally operates Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Buses do not run on Saturdays, Sundays and for observance of the New Year’s, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

The LakeXpress 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.

Fares for LakeXpress are $1 for all trips. Half-fares are available for riders 60 years or older 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 the County’s Public Transportation services, call (352) 326-8637 or log on to www.RideLakeXpress.com.

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Kelly Lafollette
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Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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