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Public transit in Polk County is provided by Lakeland Area Mass Transit District, operating as Citrus Connection, Winter Haven Area Transit and Polk County Transit Services, operated through Polk County. For years each entity has operated independently of each other, creating some challenges for riders who want to utilize the transit system throughout the County. Today the focus is bringing all public transit providers together under one simplified banner, Polk Transit.


Polk Transit operates in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Related Statutes. Click here for more information

“No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance” (42 U.S.C. Section 2000d). The Environmental Justice component of Title VI guarantees fair treatment for all people and provides for Polk Transit, to identify and address, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse effects of its programs, policies, and activities on minority and low income populations, such as undertaking reasonable steps to ensure that Limited English Proficiency (LEP) persons have meaningful access to the programs, services, and information Polk Transit provides. Polk Transit works to ensure nondiscriminatory transportation in providing public transportation for all Polk County area citizens.

Any person who believes himself or any specific class of persons to be subjected to discrimination prohibited by Title VI may by himself or by a representative file an official Title VI complaint with the Title VI Coordinator or with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). A complaint must be filed within 180 days of the date of the alleged discrimination, unless the time for filing is extended by FTA.

Members of the public may request additional information relating to Nondiscrimination obligation from Polk Transit. Title VI Coordinator at www.PolkTransit.org, or at FTA web site

Contact Information:

Dean Kirkland-McMillan
Director Safety Security & Operations Support / Title VI Coordinator,
Citrus Connection
1212 George Jenkins Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33815 | Phone: (863) 327-1324
Fax: (863) 327-1364 | E-mail: dkirkland@ridecitrus.com

Federal Transit Administration
230 Peachtree St. N.W., Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30303
Attention: Region IV Civil Rights Officer
Phone: (404) 865-5620

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