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What are some facts about the Lynx bus system in Orlando?

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The Lynx bus system in Orlando, Florida, was founded in May of 1972 and covers roughly 2,500 square miles over Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. Parts of Polk and Lake counties also enjoy service. Over 1.8 million people live in the area. As of 2015, Lynx operates 300 air-conditioned buses covering 77 different routes, with the earliest buses starting at 4:15 a.m. and the last bus leaving the downtown area at 12:15 a.m.

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In most urban areas, buses usually run every 30 minutes, though on heavily trafficked routes the average is 15 minutes during peak times. Areas on the outskirts have service once an hour. Passengers may pay using cash, exact change only, or use a pass. All-day, seven-day and 30-day passes are available.

Some of the different types of bus services include the fixed routes that run seven days a week, the LYMMO, a free downtown bus used in the city of Orlando, and the Xpress Bus, which makes limited stops between Lake County and Orlando. FastLink is a commuter service available weekday mornings and afternoons that makes limited stops. Access Lynx is a door-to-door paratransit van service. Vanpool is a commuter service for which Lynx provides the vans.

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