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2008 News Releases

MPO Approves Central Florida Commuter Rail Project Resolution
Commuter rail continues to catch momentum as officials from Lake County recently supported the Central Florida Commuter Rail Project with the caveat that they want to see commuter rail services into Lake County.
December 5, 2008

Commissioner Debbie Stivender Steps Down as Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board Chairman
Lake County Commissioner Debbie Stivender accepts an award of appreciation from TJ Fish, Executive Director of the Lake~Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Ken Harley, Program Manager for Public Transportation for Lake County government.
November 19, 2008

Bridge is Key to Transporation Network Improvements
More than 100 residents packed the cafetorium of Lake Hills School last night to gain information on the futures of the Little Lake Harris Bridge, State Road 19, County Road 48 and CR 561 in central Lake County. Emphasized by transportation officials was the Little Lake Harris Bridge.
November 13, 2008

Public Asked for Input on Central Lake Road Network
What does the future hold for major roadways in central Lake County? What is the future of the Little Lake Harris Bridge? What transportation improvements are desired by the public?
October 16, 2008

Rate to increase for Lake County Connection on Oct. 1
Beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 1, the cost for a one-way trip on Lake County Connection, the County’s disadvantaged transportation service, will increase from $1 to $2.
September 29, 2008

Lake-Sumter MPO will host forum on sprawl
The Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will be hosting the fifth session of Our Community – Our Future on Monday, September 29 at the Lake-Sumter Community College, Everett A. Kelly Convocation Center from 6 to 8 p.m.
September 25, 2008

Final Phase for Public Involvement regarding the 2020 Transit Development Plan
The Lake~Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) along with the Lake County Public Transportation Department is wrapping up the major update to the 2020 Transit Development Plan (TDP).
August 14, 2008

2020 Transit Development Plan Lake~Sumter MPO Hosts Second Round of Public Workshop Sessions
Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has scheduled the second round of Public Involvement Workshops for the major update to the Lake County 2020 Transit Development Plan.
August 8, 2008

Could new bus route benefit downtown businesses?
LakeXpress, Lake County’s public transportation service, unveiled its newest route Tuesday in Mount Dora and while local residents are seeing the immediate benefit, businesses in the bustling downtown of Mount Dora are warming up to the potential the new bus line brings to the area.
July 2, 2008

LakeXpress to unveil new Mount Dora route on July 1
LakeXpress, Lake County’s public transportation service, will introduce a circulator route in the City of Mount Dora on Tuesday, July 1.
June 20, 2008

Lake~Sumter MPO hosted fourth community visioning session with local officials and stakeholders
The Lake~Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) hosted the fourth session of Our Community – Our Future on June 11 at the Lake County Agricultural Center. The focus was on solutions to what the group had previously designated as the "Big Four," which includes the areas of water resources, education, transportation and economic development.
June 11, 2008

Our Community - Our Future: Session 4
The Lake~Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold the fourth session of Our Community – Our Future on Wednesday, June 11, from 6-8 pm at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.
June 5, 2008

Public Involvement Strategies and Objectives
The Lake~Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has set in motion the major update for the Lake County 2020 Transit Development Plan (TDP). The MPO considers transit as a major factor in everyone’s future mobility options and this Plan will set the stage for future investments in transit.
May 22, 2008

LakeXpress to celebrate one-year anniversary on Wednesday, May 21, by offering free rides
LakeXpress, Lake County’s public transportation service, is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Wednesday, May 21, by offering coupons for a free bus ride available in the Monday edition of local newspapers.
May 16, 2008

LakeXpress route to be affected by road closure in Leesburg area
Route 2 of LakeXpress will be modified on Friday, April 25, along Main Street in downtown Leesburg due to the Leesburg Bikefest.
April 24, 2008

LakeXpress route to be affected by road closures in Leesburg area
The westbound course of LakeXpress' Route 1 will be modified from Wednesday, March 5, to Friday, March 7, due to construction near Newell Hill and Bentley roads in the Leesburg area.
March 4, 2008

Two public hearings scheduled for proposed co-pay increase for transportation-disadvantaged service
The Lake County Department of Community Services, Public Transportation Division, is conducting two public hearings on Thursday, Jan. 24, and Monday, Feb. 11, regarding a proposed co-pay increase for its paratransit service, operating as Lake County Connection, which provides transportation to local residents who are transportation disadvantaged.
January 9, 2008

Lake-Sumter MPO, County Commissioners to host third community visioning session with local elected officials
The Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Lake County Board of County Commissioners will hold the third community visioning session with local elected officials on Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.
January 3, 2008