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Polk Transportation and Planning Organization

Public Notice

The Polk Transportation Planning Organization announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited, and also announces the opening of a 30-day public comment period which starts on July 14, 2021 on the proposed 2021 Annual Update to the Transit Development Plan, (TDP.) The public comment period concludes on August 18, 2021.

DATE AND TIME: July 14, 2021, 8:30 a.m.

PLACE: 1212 George Jenkins Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33815

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Proposed 2021 Annual Update to the Transit Development Plan, (TDP.) A copy of the proposed 2021 Annual Update may be obtained after July 6, 2021 by contacting Julia Davis, Senior Transportation Planner, Polk Transportation Planning Organization, (863) 534-6529. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 4 days in advance by contacting: Public Communications Office, 330 W. Church Street, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-6090. If you are hearing or speech impaired please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800) 955-8770 (Voice). For more information please contact Julia Davis, Polk TPO (863) 534-6529.


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One is developing an Active Transportation Master Plan (ATP). The Plan will support the development of a robust multimodal transportation framework that will contribute to economic development and improve multimodal transportation access, mobility, and safety. The success of the Plan rests on understanding the walking and biking needs and interests of residents, which is the focus of our user survey.

The Florida Department of Transportation District One needs your help understanding why people walk and bike, what barriers exist for walking and biking, and the improvements needed to make roadways better for walking and biking. Please take this survey to share your thoughts:

FDOT Survey in English

El Distrito Uno del Departamento de Transporte de Florida necesita su ayuda para comprender por qué las personas caminan y andan en Bicicleta en la Florida Central, las barreras existentes para estos modos de transporte y las recomendaciones para mejorar las carreteras para caminar y moverse en bicicleta. ¡Responda esta encuesta para compartir sus opiniones:

FDOT Survey in Spanish

Your input is important & greatly appreciated. FDOT will be reporting survey results in the ATP and in key meetings with local agencies.

Upcoming Events

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 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


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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