Transit Development Plan

The Transit Development Plan (TDP) is a document that must be developed and adopted the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), or Transit Provider, in order to receive State Public Transportation Block Grant funding. The TDP shall be the planning, development and operational guidance document to be used in developing the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Five-Year Work Program. The Lake~Sumter MPO adopted its current TDP on August 27, 2008.

Lake County Transit Operations Plan (TOP)

The Transit Operations Plan (TOP) is a document developed in response to the direction given in the Transit Development Plan (TDP). Lake County developed the TOP to guide the implementation of fixed-route transit services in the County. This transit operations plan includes specific service policies, financial planning elements, and bus route scheduling and routing for the new Lake County fixed-route transit service. Lake County adopted its current TOP on October 17, 2006.  

View the Transit Operations Plan - October 2006 Final Report (10.35 MB)

Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP)

The Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP) is a document that is developed by the Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) and Designated Official Planning Agency (DOPA), under the guidance and approval of the Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board (TDCB). The TDSP is a tactical plan with Development, Service, Quality Assurance, and Cost/Revenue Allocation and Rate Structure Justification components. The TDSP contains goals that the CTC plans to achieve and the means by which they intend to achieve them. The Lake~Sumter MPO and its Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board, acting as the DOPA, adopted its current TDSP in 2018.

Lake County Connection

A state-funded program, the paratransit service, Lake County Connection, provides low-cost transportation throughout Lake County to individuals who qualify as “transportation disadvantaged” as defined by state statutes.  Visit the Lake County Connection website.

Sumter County Transit

Providing low-cost, safe, clean, and efficient transportation to the residents of Sumter County who qualify as “transportation disadvantaged” as defined by state statutes.  Visit the Sumter County Transit website.


LakeXpress is a fixed route system that provides public transit service throughout Lake County on a regular "fixed" schedule at designated bus stops. You may board a bus at any established stop along a designated LakeXpress route.  Visit the LakeXpress website for schedules and routes.