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Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board

The purpose of the Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, often referred to as the TD-LCB, is to help identify local service needs and to provide information, advice, and direction to the Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) on the coordination of services to be provided to the transportation disadvantaged.

Transportation disadvantaged persons are considered those who, because of physical or mental disability, income status, or age, are unable to transport themselves or to purchase transportation and are therefore dependent upon others to obtain access to health care, employment, education, shopping, social activities, or other life sustaining activities, or to children who are handicapped, high risk, or at risk.

A variety of local agencies and interest groups related to transportation disadvantaged persons are voting members on the 18-person board.  

The authority and duties of the Polk County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board are set forth in Chapter 427 of the Florida Statutes and Rule 41-2 of Florida Administrative Code.

Mayor Charles Lake Representative for Polk TPO Appointee
Marcia Staszko Representative for Elderly Population
Mayor Charles Lake Representative for Polk TPO Appointee
Charlene Ross Representative for Florida Department of Transportation
Shirley Johnson Representative for Florida Department of Children and Families
Kevin Gilds Representative for Florida Department of Elderly Affairs
Katie Kummer Representative for Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Carlos Gonzalez Representative for Polk County Veteran's Services
Marcia Staszko Representative for Elderly Population
Vacant Representative for Citizen Advocate #1
Sheryl Brown Representative for Citizen Advocate #2 (User of the System)
Juanita Warner Representative for Children at Risk
Commissioner James H. "JP" Powell (Polk Transit Authority) Representative for Mass Transit
Lisa Peterson Representative for Disabled Population
Vacant Representative for Local Private Transportation Operators
Penelope Barnard Representative for Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
Stacy Campbell-Domineck Representative for Regional Workforce Development Board
Joy Johnson Representative for Local Medical Community (Polk Indigent Health Care Director)
Vacant Representative for Public Education / School Board
Vacant Representative for Economically Disadvantaged