Lake Worth is a suburban city located in southeast Florida, just north of Miami. Lake Worth was once known as Lake Worth Lagoon, for the large lagoon that rests inside its borders. Lake Worth is a relatively small, affluent community, with a population of about 35,000 residents. However, the city rests in a very large metro area that houses nearly 5.5 million people. The city was named in honor of William J. Worth, a key leader and general in the Second Seminole War
Transportation in Lake Worth is primarily conducted through private vehicles owned by residents. It is not a hub for major highways or interstates, as a relatively small suburban community. Most of the buses that operate within the city are privately owned, and charge premium rates for rides throughout the city. Downtown, most people get around by walking from place to place, and buses are not very visible in the community.