LakeXpress

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Areas Served: Eustis, Lady Lake, Leesburg, Mount Dora, Umatilla and Zellwood, Florida
Founded: 2006
Fleet Size: 19
Number of Routes: 7
2014 Ridership: 461,006 (Annual)[1]

LakeXpress is the public transportation system for Lake County, Florida.

History and Operations

LakeXpress started operating fixed-route service on May 21st, 2007 using a fleet of five buses on two different routes. The system has since grown to four fixed routes to serve the communities of Eustis, Lady Lake, Leesburg, Mount Dora, Umatilla and Zellwood.

Routes

LakeXpress operates the following routes from Monday to Friday, excluding weekends, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day:

Route Number Area(s) Served Notes
1 City of Leesburg to Eustis via U.S. Highway 441
1A The Villages to the City of Leesburg via U.S. Highway 441
2 City of Leesburg
3 City of Mount Dora
4 Altoona to Zellwood Provides connections to Link 44, LYNX for service to Clarcona, Zellwood, and Apopka.
50E Clermont to Winter Garden Provides connections to Link 105, LYNX for service West Oaks Mall and Lynx Central Station.
50W Mascotte to Clermont

For current schedule information, click here.

Fares

LakeXpress offers a variety of fare payment options:

Fare Class Cash Fare 10 Ride Pass 1 Day Pass 30 Day Pass
Regular $1.00 $8.00 $3.00 $30.00
Half Fare* $0.50 $4.00 $1.50 $15.00

*For eligible seniors, SSI recipients, Medicare cardholders, veterans, disabled persons and students. A valid ID may be necessary to qualify.

For current fare information, click here for the LakeXpress fare information page.

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 2440 U.S. Hwy 441, Fruitland Park, FL 34731
  • Phone: 352-742-6580 or 352-326-8637

Transit Fleet

LakeXpress operates the following bus models:

Current Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
24793-24795,
24797-24798
Lake Xpress 24793.jpg 2006 Blue Bird Ultra LF 30' Cummins ISB
25411 2008 International/General Coach of America 3200-IM/EZ-Trans International VT365
25734 2008 ElDorado National EZ Rider II MAX 32' Cummins ISB
25956-25957 2009 ElDorado National EZ Rider II MAX 32' Cummins ISB
26118 2010 ElDorado National EZ Rider II BRT 32' Cummins ISL9
26363 2011 ElDorado National EZ Rider II MAX 32' Cummins ISB6.7
26550 2012 ElDorado National EZ Rider II MAX 32' Cummins ISB6.7
27913 2013 ElDorado National EZ Rider II MAX 32' Cummins ISB6.7
28618-28620 2015 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R Operates exclusively on Route 50.
29615-29616 2018 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R

Retired Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
28555 2004 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C29D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E Ex-LYNX 519; acquired in 2014.
28556-28557 2002 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C27D096N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E Ex-LYNX 516 & 513; acquired in 2014.
24831 2007 Chevrolet/Champion C4500/Challenger GM 6.6L Duramax V8
24890 2006 International/General Coach of America 3200-IM/EZ-Trans International VT365
25445 2008 Chevrolet/Champion C4500/Challenger GM 8.1L Vortec V8 2007 model.

References

  1. Lake County Board of County Commissioners (LCBOCC) 2014 Agency Profile, Federal Transit Administration. Retrieved on July 14, 2016.

External Links

LakeXpress Website