Polk Growth Matters is a community forum hosted by the Polk County Growth Management Department. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for citizen education and constructive discussion on growth management issues. It is intended to further a general and common understanding of current issues in Polk County. Consistent with its focus on community education and dialogue, the forum is not used to advocate a position on issues.
Join us on Tuesday, March 2nd, to learn about the Polk Transit Authority and the Future of Transit in Polk County. Speaker Danny Ours, Executive Director of the Polk Transit Authority, will speak to residents about the following topics:
• History of Transit in Polk County
• Value of Transit to the Community
• Countywide Transit Study
• Creation of Polk Transit Authority
• Existing Transit Services & Ridership Trends
• PTA 5-Year Plan and Proposed Transit Service Improvements
• Current vs. Proposed Investment in Transit
• Need for Additional Service to High Speed Rail Station
• Need for Dedicated Funding (What happens with reduced operating funds)
• Proposed Referendum
The workshop will be at the Jim Miles Training Center 5204 US 98 Hwy South across from the Highland City Town Center, and begin at 6:30 p.m. with complimentary coffee and light refreshments. Speaker presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The workshop will also be offered as a webinar for residents that would prefer to stay home and watch from their computer. Residents can also email questions to the workshop leaders to be discussed during the workshop. The webinar is free and requires no pre-registration or enrollment. Anyone interested in participating can log on at any of the following host sites: www.theledger.com/pgtv, www.newschief.com, www.myfoxtampabay.com, www.wpcv.com, and www.max983fm.com.
Reservations are appreciated and may be made by e-mail at JanJohnson@polk-county.net by telephone at (863) 534-6005.