LYNX, the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, will officially launch its newest bus route or "link" in Seminole County on Thursday, January 29.
Recently approved by the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners and sponsored in part by Workforce Central Florida, Link 45 began service on December 29.
The route begins at the Seminole Center on US Highway 17/92. It then travels west along Lake Mary Boulevard to Lake Emma Road, and makes a loop on Greenwood Boulevard to Sand Pond Road to head back east on Lake Mary Boulevard.
LYNX worked in partnership with the Seminole County business community to develop a service plan that would meet the transportation needs of employers and employees in the Lake Mary corridor.
Link 45 takes riders to jobs, shopping, restaurants and recreational venues throughout Seminole County. The new route connects with links 34, 39 and 46 near the Wal-Mart Super Center at Seminole Center Shopping Plaza, making it convenient for riders to travel throughout Seminole County and to Downtown Orlando.
The ribbon cutting ceremony officially introducing Link 45 will begin at 10 a.m. on January 29 at the Alberstons shopping plaza on Lake Emma Boulevard.
Osceola County Commissioner Atlee Mercer LYNX Vice-Chairman and Chairman of Workforce Central Florida, State Representative David Mealor, Seminole County Commissioner Carlton Henley and Lake Mary Mayor Thomas C. Green, along with other Seminole County business leaders will be in attendance. The media and public are encouraged to attend.