FOUR CORNERS — Lake County District 2 Commissioner Sean Parks will be joining the former passengers of LYNX Link 55 beginning at 5:15 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7 as they walk along the former route from the Dunkin Donuts at Cagan Crossings on U.S. Highway 27 to the Racetrack on U.S. Highway 192.
Effective Sept. 15, Link 55, which traveled from Lake County to Osceola County primarily along U.S. Highway 192, with stops on U.S. Highway 27 near Cagan Crossings in the four corners area of the county, ended.
LYNX advised users of Link 55 to consider using Link 427, which travels between Polk and Osceola counties, and picked up the stops along U.S. Highway 192 that were eliminated with the discontinuation of Link 55. Link 427 does not however make stops along U.S. Highway 27.
“After meeting with some of the passengers that used Link 55, I felt it was important to see some of the challenges they have in accessing Link 427,” said Parks. “By walking the route, I hope to bring more awareness of the cancellation of Link 55 by LYNX, and to try and discuss options and funding alternatives available with the patrons of the route.”
Anyone interested in joining the walk is welcome. Parks will be joined by Pastor Jose Gonzalez with Love & Living Hope Church and Ken Harley, manager of Lake County’s Public Transportation division.
For more information, contact the Lake County Board Office at 352-343-9850.