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Public transit in Polk County is provided by the Lakeland Area Mass Transit District, operating as Citrus Connection, which includes all public transportation within the County including Winter Haven Area Transit, rural routes servicing Bartow, Fort Meade and Frostproof, as well as all paratransit service. For years, public transit was made up as three agencies operating independently of each other, creating some challenges for riders who want to utilize the transit system throughout the County. Today, those services, personnel and assets are together working to bring you a top quality transit system under one simplified banner, Citrus Connection.



Board of Directors Public Hearing:
Open to the Public
Approval of Projects
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.
Hollingsworth Conference Room
Citrus Connection
1212 George Jenkins Blvd.
Lakeland. FL  33815

Upcoming Board of Directors Meeting:
October 12 Board Meeting immediately following 8:30 a.m. Public Hearing
Hollingsworth Conference Room
Citrus Connection
1212 George Jenkins Blvd.
Lakeland. FL  33815

LAMTD – Board of Directors Packets – Click to View

PTA Board of Directors Meeting
Thurs., Oct. 13, 2016, at 10:30AM
or immediately following the Polk
TPO Meeting
The Polk County Board of County
Commissioner Chambers
330 W. Church St., Bartow, FL 33830

Upcoming meetings:
• October 13

PTA – Board of Directors Packets – Click to View


There will be no bus service on the following holidays:
Columbus Day – Mon., Oct. 10, 2016
Veterans’ Day – Fri., Nov. 11, 2016
Thanksgiving Day – Thu., Nov. 24, 2016
Christmas Holiday – Sun., – Mon., Dec. 25-26, 2016
New Year’s Holiday – Sun., – Mon., Jan. 1-2, 2017
Martin Luther King Day – Mon., Jan. 16, 2017
Presidents’ Day – Mon., Feb. 20, 2017
Memorial Day – Mon., May 29, 2017
Independence Day – Mon., July 4, 2017
Labor Day – Mon., Sept. 4, 2017


Greyhound Lines, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in the country, serving more than 3,800 destinations across North America, stops at the Citrus Connection Winter Haven Terminal twice daily going to Tampa and Miami.

Tickets ARE NOT purchased at the terminal, but can be purchased at www.greyhound.com. Citrus Connection staff WILL NOT print Greyhound ticket conformations.


Click Here to learn more about our routes and stay up-to-date with the latest changes, including our extended service on RT 35: Legoland, now available 7 days a week .


The Community Score Card provides detailed information about the ridership on each bus route. Ever wonder which routes carry the most riders and what times of the day are slow or busy? If so, we’ve got answers for you!
Click here to see our scorecard

COLTS & Summer of Safety
Citrus Connection, along with other various organizations, have teamed up to offer students a FREE method of public transportation.
Colts Information
Summer of Safety Information

A one-call/one-click transportation resource center, coordinates with a network of community transportation service providers to provide access to transportation services for veterans and military families.
Click here to read more

Paratransit service, operated by Citrus Connection throughout Polk County, is available for persons with disabilities who are unable to ride the fixed route buses.
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