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Public Transportation Division schedules public meetings to receive comments about proposed bus route changes

RELEASE DATE: November 8, 2007

LEESBURG — The Lake County Department of Community Services, Public Transportation Division, is scheduling two public meetings for Monday, Nov. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Leesburg Community Building, located at 109 E. Dixie Ave., to receive public comments about proposed route changes for LakeXpress.

The new changes include stops by Lake-Sumter Community College, Lake County Agricultural Center and through the downtowns of Leesburg and Fruitland Park. The public comments received at the public meetings will be forwarded to the Lake County Board of County Commissioners when it considers the proposed route changes. For more information about the public meetings or proposed bus route changes, call the Public Transportation Division at (352) 742-6580.

LakeXpress runs every hour from The Villages to Eustis with a circulator route in downtown Leesburg. A second circulate route is expected to begin in downtown Mount Dora next year. The bus service began on May 21 and is currently averaging about 300 passengers daily. LakeXpress operates Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.

For a LakeXpress bus schedule, call (352) 326-8637 or log on to www.RideLakeXpress.com.

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