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ConnectDouglas - Douglas County Fixed Route Bus Service
Contact: Gary Watson - Director
Welcome to Connect Douglas!
Douglas County Multi-modal Transportation Center - 8800 Dorris Road
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
- Fax: 770.920.7515
Douglas County's new fixed route bus service will begin servicing local patrons on Thursday, June 20. The announcement was made during the May 7 Board of Commissioners meeting. At that meeting, the Board of Commissioners took two key votes: one was to award a contract to Transitions Commute Solutions to be the operator of the bus service. The second vote was to accept a $1.6 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration to fund the first year operating costs of the bus service. The grant, which is renewable for an additional two years, requires an annual local match of $400,000. Patrons will be able to utilize the bus service at no charge from launch day June 20 through Saturday, July 6. The service will begin with four routes. Two routes will serve downtown Douglasville and the Highway 5/Stewart Parkway/Douglas Boulevard/Hospital Drive area. A third route will serve Thornton Road south of I-20 and Riverside Drive west to the American Red Cross and Tributary. The fourth route serves downtown Lithia Springs and will connect the two Douglasville routes to the Thornton Road/Riverside route, and will also connect with Cobb Link Route 30 which will provide access to the H.E. Holmes MARTA station. All four routes will operate from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. The base cost of a one-way fare will be $2.50; the fare for seniors 60 and over, disabled individuals and students will be $1. Individuals will be able to get a photo ID card for fare discounts through a simple verification process at the Douglas County Transportation Center. Paratransit service will be offered along the four routes to individuals who cannot utilize the regular fixed route service. There is an eligibility process for individuals who desire to use the paratransit service. Route maps can be accessed by using one of the tabs in the green area to the right on this page.
Connect Douglas Passes on Sale
Connect Douglas sells passes in three denominations for its fixed route bus service: 1-trip, 10-trips and 31-day unlimited pass. The tickets will be on sale at the Douglas County Transportation Center beginning Monday, May 13.
Applications are being accepted for drivers for Connect Douglas' new fixed route bus service and paratransit service. To apply, visit transit4u.com/apply.