Transit Study

Polk County Transit Feasibility Study Project
Welcome to the project page for the Transit Feasibility Study. On this page you will find pertinent information on this exciting project for Polk County. Below is an overview of the project and information on projects that resulted from the plan.

Project Overview 
In recent years, the County has heard that investigating the feasibility of transit options is desirable and needed. The major identified issues are residents getting to and from work, patients getting to and from medical care and to pick up prescriptions, and to get to and from the store for getting necessities, for those who don’t have access to their own means of transportation. Over the course of the next year to help address these issues, Polk County will be partnering with West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to conduct a feasibility study for transit service in the county. This study will gather data on the demand from public and businesses for a transit-style system, estimate user rates, understand where this service is most needed in the County, and identify funding sources for possible implementation if proven feasible. 
Residents will be able to engage with Polk County and WCWRPC to share their voice about public transit options in the county. The primary way residents can engage in this process is through a survey that has been developed. Please see the Survey section of this webpage below for more information and the link to the survey. In addition, other avenues to provide input will be made available. Survey results, comments and participation will aid the Transit Feasibility Study in determining what options are most important for the area, how it will impact citizens, and what the community needs.

Survey - Results

As part of this project and to gain helpful information on needs, demand, location, and feasibility of transit, a survey is being conducted. The survey will be available from Monday, July 25th until Friday August 26th. 

Additional Public Input Activities 
TBD – Coming soon

County Planner
Tim Anderson
(715) 485-9225

Office Hours

M-F, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Division of Environmental Services
Department of Land Information

Polk County Government Center
100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 130
Balsam Lake, WI 54810