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Citrus Connection Resumes Service

Posted: 9/2/2019 3:10 pm

LAKELAND (Sept. 2,
2019) –
Now that
Hurricane Dorian’s path has changed, Citrus Connection will resume regular
fixed route weekday and full paratransit service Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Working
closely with the Polk County Emergency Operations Center since Dorian appeared
to be bearing down on Florida, Citrus Connection has been prepared to transport
evacuees to emergency shelters and special needs shelters if needed.

Citrus Connection to Suspend Service

Posted: 8/30/2019 3:51pm

LAKELAND
(Aug. 30, 2019) –
Due to potential effects of Hurricane Dorian and the need accommodate the medical needs of the community, the Citrus Connection will suspend fixed route transit service at the close of business Friday, August 30 until further notice.

Citrus Connection operators will be dedicated to addressing medical needs of Citrus Connection clients for dialysis appointments and other critical medical treatments.

For more information, please contact our Regional Mobility Call Center at (863) 534-5500.


Citrus Connection to Provide Evacuation Service

Posted: 8/30/2019 3:51pm

LAKELAND (Aug. 30, 2019) – As the sole public transportation provider in Polk County, Citrus Connection will provide evacuation transit service to the general population emergency shelters during Hurricane Dorian

Routes have been established in Lakeland and Winter Haven, two each, to pick up residents starting Sunday, Sept. 1. Passengers are taken to the Lakeland and Winter Haven Transit Terminals where they will transfer to other buses waiting to take them to emergency shelters.

Service will be provided from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 1 and Monday, August 2. Return service will be provided when it is safe
to return home.

Residents taking advantage of this service are urged to refer to Polk County BoCC’s Emergency Management information as to what is
permissible to bring to the emergency evacuation shelters.

Potential effects of Hurricane Dorian and the need accommodate the medical needs of the community, the Citrus Connection will suspend fixed route transit service at the close of business Friday, August 30 until further notice.

For more information, please contact our Regional Mobility Call Center at (863) 534-5500.


Lakeland Evacuation Route

Lakeland Evacuation Route
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SE Lakeland Evac Route
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Winter Haven Evacuation Route

Winter Haven Evac Route
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Winter Haven/Lake Wales
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Winter Haven/Auburndale/Eagle Lake Evacuation Route – Click to View