855-POLKBUS (855-765-5287)

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.



Lakeland Area Mass Transit District
Board of Directors Meeting –
Open to the Public
Thursday, November 12th, 2015
at 8:30 a.m.

Citrus Connection
Hollingsworth Conference Room
1212 George Jenkins Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33815

LATMD – Board of Directors Packets – Click to View

Next PTA Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015,
at 9:00am

The Polk County Board of County
Commissioner Chambers
330 W. Church St.
Bartow, FL 33830

PTA – Board of Directors Packets – Click to View


There will be no bus service on the following holidays:

Christmas Day – Fri., Dec. 25, 2015
New Year’s Day – Fri., Jan. 1, 2016
Martin Luther King Day – Mon., Jan. 18, 2016
President’s Day – Mon., Feb. 15, 2016
Memorial Day – Mon., May 30, 2016
Independence Day – Mon., July 4th, 2016
Labor Day – Mon., Sep. 5, 2016
Columbus Day – Mon., Oct. 10, 2016
Veteran’s Day – Fri., Nov. 11, 2016
Thanksgiving Day – Thu., Nov. 24, 2016
Christmas Holiday – Mon., Dec. 26, 2016
New Year’s Holiday – Mon., Jan. 2, 2017


Click Here to learn more about the proposed service reductions that go into effect July 6, 2015. A system overview including detailed descriptions and individual route maps depicting the reductions are available.


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

PT Connect paratransit service operated by Citrus Connection in the Lakeland Area Mass Transit District service area and Polk County Transit service for County coverage and beyond, is available for persons with disabilities who are unable to ride the fixed route buses.
Click here to read more


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