Workshops Scheduled for Development of Highlands Transit Plan

February 14, 2017
Workshops Scheduled for Development of Highlands Transit Plan

Open house style public workshops are scheduled in Lake Placid, Sebring, and Sun N’ Lake as part of an effort to gather input from citizens for the Highlands Transit Plan that is currently under development. The plan will help establish a strategic vision to guide planning, development, and implementation of public transportation service options in Highlands County over the next 10 years. The plan, required by the Florida Department of Transportation, is being led by the Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO).

The initial phase of the study will identify the community’s need for public transportation through public workshops, a survey (available here), and interviews with identified key stakeholders in the community.

Highlands Transit Plan Public Workshops:

February 27, 2017
4:30pm – 6:30pm
Mid Florida Credit Union
Community Room
6 N Main Ave, Lake Placid, FL 33852

March 2, 2017
2pm – 3:30pm
Sun N’ Lake Community Center
3500 Edgewater Dr., Sebring FL, 33872

March 2, 2017
5pm – 6:30pm
Sebring Civic Center
345 W Center Ave, Sebring, FL 33870

Future public workshops (planned for late Spring 2017) will gather input used to prioritize and evaluate identified public transportation alternatives for inclusion in the 10-year Highlands Transit Plan.

For more information and to participate in the survey visit To request a speaker on the Highlands Transit Plan for an event or meeting please contact Marybeth Soderstrom, Community Engagement Manager by email, mail to 555 East Church Street, Bartow, FL 33830, or call (863) 534-7130 x 134.