TAVARES – All LakeXpress fixed route buses are back up and running after an unfounded threat was made in Mount Dora regarding a bus on the Leesburg route.
“The threat was vague, so all buses were immediately pulled from service,” said Ken Harley, Lake County Public Transportation Manager. “All drivers were notified, pulled over and got the passengers safely off the buses. The passengers reached out to family and friends to pick them up.”
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office inspected and cleared all seven buses that were running along LakeXpress’ four fixed routes during the time of the threat.
Lake County’s paratransit service, Lake County Connection, was not affected.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation.
To find out more about LakeXpress service or routes, call LakeXpress at 352-326-8637, the Lake County Public Transportation Division at 352-323-5733 or log on to www.ridelakexpress.com.