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2007 News Releases

Florida Department of Transportation to discuss future roadway improvements at informational workshop on Dec. 12
The public is invited to an informational workshop at Minneola City Hall, located at 800 N. U.S. Highway 27, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 5:30 p.m. to learn about roadway improvements the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is proposing in Lake and Sumter counties for the next five years.
December 6, 2007

Lake-Sumter MPO sets date for stakeholders to discuss transportation in downtown Eustis
The Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is hosting a consensus-building workshop Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Eustis Institute, located at 135 N. Grove Street. Stakeholders in the redevelopment of downtown Eustis are encouraged to attend and discuss changes to the transportation network in downtown Eustis.
November 1, 2007

Lake-Sumter MPO, Lake County Commissioners to host visioning session with local elected officials on Sept. 19
The Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Lake County Board of County Commissioners will hold a community visioning session with local elected officials on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.
September 14, 2007

Lake-Sumter MPO to be featured at state planning conference
The Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will be featured at three different sessions of the 2007 Annual Conference of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (FAPA) on Sept. 5-8 in Orlando.
September 4, 2007

Lake-Sumter MPO encourages public to attend Expressway workshop
The Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is encouraging residents to attend an Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at South Lake Charter Elementary School, located at 15220 Hartwood Marsh Road in Clermont.
August 24, 2007

Leesburg chamber celebrates new downtown bus route
A few raindrops couldn't dampen the spirits of the Leesburg Chamber of Commerce as they collectively cheered the new downtown Leesburg bus service, LakeXpress, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Thursday morning.
August 2, 2007

Officials to cut ribbon for Lake County's new public bus line
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners, and its partners through the Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), will cut the ribbon to the County's newest public-transportation endeavor, the LakeXpress bus line, on Monday, June 11, at 9 a.m. in front of the Lake County Administration Building, located at 315 W. Main St., Tavares.
June 7, 2007

Bicyclists, officials celebrate South Lake Trail grand opening
A crowd of more than 100 bicyclists and trail enthusiasts gathered at a grand-opening ceremony on April 21 for the 4-mile South Lake Trail.
April 26, 2007

Official grand opening of South Lake Trail is April 21
County Commissioners invite local citizens and interested community members to the official grand opening of the 4-mile South Lake Trail on Saturday, April 21, at 10:30 a.m.
April 9, 2007

MPO officials celebrate opening of Clermont Express
Officials from the Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the South Lake Chamber of Commerce and LYNX celebrated the grand opening of the Clermont Express route Monday morning at the Clermont Park & Ride lot, located a half mile south on the U.S. Highway 27 from the State Road 50 intersection.
January 29, 2007

Lake-Sumter MPO Board creates 4 new taskforces to deal with regional transportation issues
The Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Board last week approved the formation of four taskforces to target specific corridors that need additional attention.
January 29, 2007

Lake-Sumter MPO Board elects new officers for 2007
The Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Board elected new officers last month at its regularly scheduled meeting.
January 4, 2007