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Can I attend the board and/or committee meetings?

Yes, the public is invited to attend all board and/or committee meetings. For a listing of upcoming meetings, check out our events calendar.

Where can I access a copy of the current roster, agenda, or minutes?

Check out our Boards & Committees. Find the board or committee that you would like to obtain more information from then select the roster/agenda/minutes from that respective board or committee.

How can I become involved?

It's easy to become involved.  Join our Adviser Network and follow us on Facebok or Twitter.

How is the Polk TPO funded?

Our funding partners include: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and Polk County.

Is the Polk TPO involved with other TPO/MPO's across Florida?

Yes, the Polk TPO is part of the West Central Florida MPO Chair's Coordinating Committee (CCC) and the Central Florida MPO Alliance.

What is a TPO/MPO?

The Polk TPO, or Transportation Planning Organization, is a local organization created by federal legislation to increase local governments' input regarding where and how transportation dollars will be spent.

What does the Polk TPO do?

The Polk TPO provides the forum for local elected officials and transportation experts to work together to improve mobility for Polk County residents, businesses and visitors.

Who serves on the Polk TPO board of directors

Local elected officials from Polk County, local jurisdictions in the region and representatives from the region's transportation operating agencies.

Where can I obtain a copy of transportation plans?

More information about transportation plans please visit our Plans section of the website.

What type of information is available on the Roadway Network Database?

The Roadway Network Database provides travel conditions, Annual Average Daily Traffic and Peak Hour traffic on major state, county and city roads to citizens, local governments and private industries

AcronymDefinition
AADT Annual Average Daily Traffic
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADT Average Daily Traffic
ATMS Advanced Traffic Management System
AZBA Airport Zoning Board of Adjustment
BACS Bay Area Commuter Choices
BEBR Bureau of Economic & Business Research
CAA Clean Air Act
CAC Citizen's Advisory Committee
CCC Chairs Coordinating Committee
CFRPC Central Florida Regional Planning Council
CIA Community Impact Assessment
CIP Capital Improvement Program
CMAQ Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality
CMS Congestion Management System
CRA Community Redevelopment Agencies
CRMPOA Central Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Alliance
CTC Community Transportation Coordinator
CTD Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged
CUTR Center for Urban Transportation Research
CUTS Consolidated Urban Transportation Systems
DO Development Order
DRI Development of Regional Impact
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ETDM Efficient Transportation Decision Making
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FDOT Florida Department of Transportation
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
FSUTMS Florida Standard Urban Transportation Model Structure
FTA Federal Transit Administration
FY Fiscal Year
GIS Geographic Information System
GOP Goals, Objectives, & Policies
GPS Global Positioning System
ITE Institute of Transportation Engineers
ITS Intelligent Transportation System
JPA Joint Participation Agreement
JAZB Joint Airport Zoning Board
LAMTD Lakeland Area Mass Transit District
LCB Local Coordinating Board
LOS Level of Service
LRTP Long Range Transportation Plan
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization
MPOAC Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council
NEPA National Enviornmental Policy Act
NHS National Highway System
PCTS Polk County Transportation System
PD&E Project Development & Environmental Study
PE Preliminary Engineering
ROW Right-of-Way
RTO Regional Transportation Organization
NHS National Highway System
SAP Selected Area Plan
SIS Strategic Intermodal System
TAC Technical Advisory Committee
TAZ Traffic Analysis Zone
TD Transportation Disadvantaged
TDP Transit Development Plan
TDSP Transportation Disadvanted Service Plan
TEA-21 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century
NEPA National Enviornmental Policy Act
TPO Transportation Planning Organization
TMA Transportation Management Area
TIP Transportation Improvement Program
UPWP Unified Planning Work Program
WCFAQCC West Central Florida Air Quality Coordinating Committee
WHAT Winter Haven Area Transit
American Planning Association planning.org
American Public Transit Association apta.com
Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations ampo.org
Bureau of Transportation Statistics bts.gov
Center for Urban Transportation Research www.cutr.usf.edu
Central Florida Regional Planning Council cfrpc.org
Central Florida MPO Alliance metroplanorlando.com ...
Central Florida Regional Planning Council cfrpc.org
Central Polk Parkway Project Development & Environmental Study centralpolkparkway.com
Citrus Connection ridecitrus.com
City of Auburndale auburndalefl.com
City of Bartow bartow.govoffice.com
City of Eagle Lake eaglelake-fla.com
City of Fort Meade state.fl.us/ftmeade
City of Haines City ci.haines-city.fl.us
City of Lake Alfred mylakealfred.com
Town of Lake Hamilton townoflakehamilton.com

City of Lake Wales

cityoflakewales.com
City of Lakeland lakelandgove.net
City of Polk City mypolkcity.org
City of Winter Haven mywinterhaven.com
Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged dot.state.fl.us/ctd/
Efficient Transportation Decision Making (ETDM) etdmpub.fla-etat.org ...
Environmental Protection Agency epa.gov
E-PASS expresswayauthority.com
Federal Highway Administration fhwa.dot.gov
Federal Transit Administration fta.dot.gov
Florida 511 - Traffic Conditions fl511.com
Florida Bicycle Association floridabicycle.org
Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (FAPA) floridaplanning.org
Florida Department of Community Affairs dca.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation dot.state.fl.us
Florida High Speed Rail floridahighspeedrail.org
Florida Traffic Online dot.state.fl.us
Florida Transit Association floridatransit.org
Florida's Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council mpoac.org
Florida's Turnpike Enterprise floridasturnpike.com
Floridians for Better Transportation www.bettertransportation.org
Heartland 2060 cfrpc.org
MyRegion.org www.myregion.org
National Transportation Library ntl.bts.gov
Polk County polk-county.net
Polk Transit Authority polktransit.org
Rail Traffic Evaluation Study fdotrailtrafficevaluation.com
Ridge Scenic Highway ridgescenichighway.com
State of Florida myflorida.com
Town of Dundee townofdundee.com
U.S. Department of Transportation dot.gov
Walkable Communities walkable.org
West Central Florida Metropolitan Planning Organizations Chairs' Coordinating Committee ccctransportation.org
Winter Haven Area Transit (WHAT) ridecitrus.com
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