Public Involvement

Our goal at the Polk TPO is not only to support the development of a safer, more mobile transportation system, but also to ensure that our planning process incorporates the feedback and needs of all people in Polk County.

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Public Participation Plan (PPP)

The TPO's goal is to implement a proactive public participation process that provides complete information, timely public notice, and public access to key decisions with early and continuing public involvement in the development of transportation plans, programs, projects and services. 

View or download PPP

Limited English Proficiency Plan (LEP)

Nearly 1 in 5 Polk County residents speak a language other than English at home and projections indicate the percentage of people who speak English as the primary language will continue to decrease. The LEP is an overview of the strategies and resources the TPO makes available to ensure that there is no language barrier that keeps someone from participating in the transportation planning process.

View or download LEP

Title VI

The TPO assures the FDOT and public that no person shall on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, family or religious status, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 and the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 be excluded from participation, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination or retaliation under any program or activity.

View or download Title VI Policy

View or download Title VI Complaint Form 

Join the Adviser Network

The Adviser Network is the Polk TPO's citizen-involvement model to garner early and consistent feedback on transportation planning and projects.

Adviser Network members are invited to attend quarterly community forums that are geared toward generating discussions and gathering comments on relevant transportation planning projects. Members are also provided with a special edition Adviser USB drive with important TPO documents, maps, graphics and more

Learn more about the Adviser Network and sign up here

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Momentum 2040

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By the year 2040 Polk County is projected to be home to more than 1 million people. Create momentum for Polk's roads, trails and transit of the future by getting involved with our Long Range Transportation Plan update.