TAVARES — Three routes in the Lake County bus system need to be adjusted. The transfer location, currently in the Eustis Square shopping center on West Ardice Avenue, will move Tuesday, Jan. 22, to Lake Tech. LakeXPress will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
“Lake Tech will provide a more convenient environment for users of LakeXpress,” said Ken Harley, manager of Lake County Public Transportation Division. “Eustis Square does not have a bus shelter, but Lake Tech does. At the new transfer station, people will have a place to sit while waiting for the bus, and the shelter will allow people to not be exposed to inclement weather.
“The change also will allow the county to partner with the Lake County School Board and Lake Tech to better serve the students attending Lake Tech.”
The relocation of the transfer station is expected to be permanent.
LakeXpress operates from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fares for LakeXpress are $1 for all trips. Half-fares are available for riders 60 or older, students and individuals with disabilities (buses are equipped with lifts). Free fares are available for children younger than 5 who are accompanied by a fare-paying chaperone.
LakeXpress’ four routes include Route 1 running from The Villages to Eustis, primarily on U.S. Highway 441; Route 2 circulating in downtown Leesburg; Route 3 circulating in downtown Mount Dora; and Route 4 running 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.
For more information, call the Lake County Public Transportation Division at 352-742-6580 or visit www.RideLakeXpress.com.