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Polk Transportation and Planning Organization

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Aerial view looking down onto Panther Point trail.
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Public Notice

The Polk Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) announces the start of a 30-day public comment and review period for the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). The Draft UPWP is available to download online and hard copies will be available upon request. Interested parties may submit written comments on the Draft UPWP during the public review period, as well as comment at the TPO Board Meeting on April 9, 2020.

To submit your comments please call the TPO office at (863) 534-6486 or contact us in writing at P.O. Box 9005, Drawer TS05, Bartow, FL 33831-9005.

Special Procedures for April 9, 2020 Polk TPO Board Meeting

The Polk Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Board meeting will be held at 9 a.m., Thursday, April 9, 2020, in the Board of County Commissioners County Administration Building Boardroom, located at 330 W. Church St., Bartow. The North entrance of the building will be open for 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting and 30 minutes after the end. However, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, those wishing to view this meeting are encouraged to do so by watching PGTV on Spectrum 644, Frontier 20, Comcast 5 or streamed live on

Members of the public may also view the meeting through Zoom (Join Zoom Meeting Those unable to join by computer audio may call (646) 558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 368 442 397.

If a member of the public wishes to speak during the public comment period or public hearing about a topic related to the Polk TPO or an item related to the agenda, they will need to email the following to prior to the meeting:
      1. Zoom User ID
      2. Name
      3. Topic of discussion

Public comments can also be emailed directly to the email address above.

If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please call (863) 534-6486.

Upcoming Events


The New Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards went into effect this year for web pages and all PDF documents and forms. Polk TPO is committed to making its website accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. While Polk TPO is working to meet the new ADA requirements, we removed some of the documents and forms off the website.

If you have questions or are unable to find the resource that you are looking for, please contact us at: (863) 534-6486.

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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.

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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.

Bar chart representing the number of pedestrian and bicycle fatalities between 2006 and 2016.

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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