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Polk Transportation and Planning Organization

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Public Notice

The Polk Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) is seeking comments from the public on the Draft Public Participation Plan. The Plan serves as a guidebook for the public, as to how and when they can engage in the regional transportation planning and decision-making process. The plan:

  • Outlines public involvement policies;
  • Describes TPO public communication tools (outreach strategies); and
  • Measures both the quantity and quality of interaction with the public.

This is an update to the Public Participation Plan adopted by the TPO in June 2015.

View the draft plan here.

The comment period for the Draft Public Participation Plan began on June 25, 2020, and will be accepted through August 9, 2020. After the comment period closes and all input has been considered, the draft plan will be presented for final adoption to the TPO Board at their meeting on August 13, 2020, with at least seven (7) days public notice. The documents may be found at www.polktpo.com.

Printed copies are available upon request. Anyone interested in submitting a comment may do so by contacting Julia Davis, Senior Transportation Planner, by email at juliadavis@polk-county.net, mail to 330 West Church Street, Bartow, FL 33831, or call (863) 534-6529.

Public Notice

The Polk Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) is seeking comments from the public on the Citrus Connection (LAMTD) Draft Transportation Development Plan Annual Update, (TDP). The Transportation Development Plan serves as the application for the Transit system’s Block Grant.

The State of Florida Public Transit Block Grant Program was enacted by the Florida Legislature to provide a stable source of funding for public transit. The Block Grant Program requires public transit service providers to develop, adopt, and annually update a Ten-Year Transit Development Plan (TDP).

The comment period for the Draft Transportation Development Plan Annual Update, began on July 13, 2020, and will be accepted through August 11, 2020. After the comment period closes and all input has been considered, the draft plan will be presented for final adoption to the LAMTD Board at their meeting on August 13, 2020, with at least seven (7) days public notice. Printed copies of the Plan are available upon request. Anyone interested in submitting a comment may do so by contacting Julia Davis, Senior Transportation Planner, by email at juliadavis@polk-county.net, mail to 330 West Church Street, Bartow, FL 33831, or call (863) 534-6529.

Target Zero

The Polk Transportation Planning Organization has adopted a target of zero traffic fatalities on Polk County roads by the year 2040.

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Pedestrian and Bicycle Fatalities

Pedestrian and bicycle safety is an area of focus for the Polk TPO. There were 194 fatalities resulting from pedestrian and bicycle crashes between 2006 – 2016.

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TPO Safety Initiatives

Bicycle Safety Action Plan
Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

 

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No safety, know injury.

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About Us

The Polk Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) is the lead transportation for Polk county. The Polk TPO does not discriminate on the basis of race, color or national origin in the administration of programs, activities or services. Learn more about the TPO's Non Discrimination Policy.

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