Leesburg residents are encouraged to attend a special meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18, to discuss proposed reductions to LakeXpress public bus service in this area.
The Lake County Public Transportation Department and the Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization will host the hearing from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. The groups will gather public input for proposed changes to a local Transit Development Plan that include shortened routes and fewer stops for LakeXpress buses in and around Leesburg – one of Lake County’s busiest locations for LakeXpress bus riders.
One proposed change could eliminate the southern-most section of bus Route 2 serving the Southside Shopping Center. Another change could eliminate part of the bus service connecting the Wal-Mart supercenter off of U.S. Highway 27/441.
Buses that currently drive west along Main Street in downtown Leesburg could instead drive east. If approved, all of the proposed changes could take effect as early as next year.
For more information, call (352) 315-0170 or visit www.lakesumtermpo.com.
Leesburg is a progressive city of more than 20,000 residents in northwest Lake County. The city government serves twice as many people with its electric, gas, water, wastewater and fiber-optic public utilities. Leesburg also is a central hub for commerce, attracting 50,000 people to work each weekday.