Free bus rides offered during Mobility Week


Here’s a chance for a free ride.

“Lake County is encouraging residents to get out of their cars and try a different mode of transportation for everyday tasks like commuting, shopping, and recreation by using LakeXpress,” says Jill Brown, supervisor of the transit division.

During one week, Saturday, Oct. 27 through Saturday, Nov. 3, the public is invited to free events teaching ways to make riding public transportation easier. Participants will learn about the bus locator app, receive a helmet fittling, a swag of goodies, and learn how to ride the bus with your bike. Then, on Thursday, Nov. 1, the public can ride Lake County Transit at no cost. All this to celebrate Mobility Week.

Lake County Transit is partnering with the Florida Department of Transportation to bring awareness to safe and multimodal transportation choices.

Mark your calendar as LakeXpress, the county’s fixed-route public transportation service is hosting the following:

Monday, Oct. 29, 9am to noon–Paratransit sign-up and demonstration of the Route Shout 2.0 transit app at the bus stop at U.S. Highway 441 and Citizens Boulevard in Leesburg, and at the Transit Office, 2440 U.S Highway 441/27, Fruitland Park

Tuesday, Oct . 30, all day–Lake Xpress “Passenger Appreciation Dy” and swag bag giveaways at three sites: Lake Technical College, 2001 Kurt St.., Eustis, Clermont Park and Ride, 2001 S. U.S. Highway 27, Clermont, and Highway 441 and Citizens Boulevard, Leesburg

Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 9 am to noon–Lake Xpress Travel Safety training at U.S.Highway 441 and Citizens Boulevard, Leesburg.

Thursday, Nov. 1, all day– Free rides all day on LakeXpress buses for “Try Transit” day.

Friday, Nov. 2, 9am to noon–Helmet fitting and bike-on-bus training at Citizens Boulevard in Leesburg.

Visit www.ridelakexpress.comfor a user experience using the “Trip Planner” functions across multiple platforms including mobile devices, tablets and desktop computers.

The site was built with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines and can be translated into various languages using Google Translate.

More information is available at LakeXpress, 352-742-1940.