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Polk Transportation and Planning Organization

The Polk Transportation Planning Organization has scheduled a public hearing for Thursday, February 9, 2023. This public hearing will take place at the Polk Transportation Planning Organization's board meeting, to be held at the Polk County History Center, 100 E. Main St., Bartow, beginning at 9 a.m.

During this meeting, we will consider amendments to the Fiscal Year 2022/23 – 2026/27 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) for Polk County.  Public comments will be reviewed prior to taking action on these items.  Interested parties may also submit written comments by mail to Ryan Kordek, Polk TPO, P.O. Box 9005, Drawer TS-05, Bartow, FL 33831-9005.

The TPO planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Related Statutes.  Any person or beneficiary who believes they have been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or family status may file a complaint in writing with the TPO’s Title VI Specialist, Julia Davis, at the address listed above. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the Board of County Commissioners, Communications Office located at 330 W. Church Street, Bartow by telephone at (863) 534-6490 no later than four days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired call: (TDD) (863) 534-7777 or 1-800-955-8771 or Voice Impaired call:  1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.


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Target Zero

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

Two women walking on sidewalk.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Fatalities

Pedestrian and bicycle safety is an area of focus for the Polk TPO. There were 262 fatalities resulting from pedestrian and bicycle crashes between 2011 – 2021.

Bar chart demonstrating the annual pedestrian and cyclist crashes on Polk roadways.

TPO Safety Initiatives

Bicycle Safety Action Plan
Pedestrian Safety Action Plan


Know safety, no injury.
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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