TAVARES — Lake County has named a new Transit Division Manager to oversee its paratransit and fixed-route services. With over 20 years of transportation and transit planning experience, Tomika Monterville joins Lake County this week after having most recently worked for the Prince George's County Maryland Department of Public Works & Transportation, where she was the associate director for transportation.
“Ms. Monterville brings a broad range of experience in transit operations that will benefit the Transit Divisionss efforts in continually expanding and improving services for Lake County residents,” said Dottie Keedy, director of Lake County Community Services, which oversees the Lake County Transit Division.
Monterville has held several transportation/transit planning positions with multiple agencies including the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT), the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) and other private firms. She received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Howard University and a master’s degree in planning from Florida State University, from which she started her transportation career as an airport planner.
The Transit Division provides paratransit and fixed-route services through a contracted service provider. Services offered include LakeXpress, Lake County’s fix-route public transportation system which has five routes, and Lake County Connection, a paratransit service providing low-cost transportation throughout Lake County to individuals who qualify as “transportation disadvantaged” as defined by state statutes.
For more information about the Lake County Transit Division, call 352-326-8637. To obtain LakeXpress schedules and bus maps in both English and Spanish, visit www.ridelakexpress.com.