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Polk County Transit to Adjust Contracted Service

Links 416 and 427 Hours Decreasing

Polk County Transit Services has asked the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) to adjust service levels on the routes they fund effective Oct. 1.

Link 416 and 427 Saturday service will be eliminated. Additionally, Link 427 will operate every two hours on weekdays from 6:25 a.m. to 7:13 p.m.

Since December 2012 both of these contracted routes have provided connecting service from the Haines City area.

LYNX will host a public hearing and workshop to discuss the changes.

Public Workshop/Hearing

DATE/TIME: Friday, Sept. 11

5-6 p.m. (Workshop), 6-7 p.m. (Hearing)

LOCATION: Haines City American Legion

107 N. 11th St.

Haines City, FL 33844

*Passengers should use Links 416, 427 or Winter Haven Area Transit Route 15.

Public comments also will be accepted through 5p.m. Sept. 30 at on the “contact us” page, by mail or delivered to:

LYNX Central Station

455 N. Garland Ave.

Orlando, FL 32801

Attention: Service Planning Department

Interested parties also may view the proposed service change information at the LYNX Central Station 1st Floor Security Guard Post 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Oct. 1 Service Changes


  • Link 416 – Poinciana/Haines City (Polk County/Osceola County) – Saturday service will be eliminated.
  • Link 427U.S. 27/Haines City (Polk County/Lake County) – Weekday service will operate every two hours. The bus will depart from U.S. 17-92 and Hinson Avenue at 6:25, 8:25, 10:25 am; 12:25, 2:25, 4:25 and 6:25 pm. The bus will depart Legacy Boulevard at 7:25, 9:25, 11:25 a.m.; 1:25, 3:25 and 5:25 p.m. Saturday service will be eliminated.



For more information please contact Matt Friedman, Director of Marketing Communications, at 407-254-6206 or

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