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Connect Douglas/Rideshare, Vanpool, GRTA X-Press Bus

Rideshare/Connect Douglas staff welcomes you to the Douglas County Transportation Center
Rideshare/Connect Douglas staff welcomes you to the Douglas County Transportation Center 

Douglas County Transportation Center - 8800 Dorris Road
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Phone: 770.949.7665 - Fax: 770.920.7515
vanpool@co.douglas.ga.us

The "pay on-line" option is for existing Douglas County Rideshare patrons only. If you have not registered with the Douglas County Rideshare office, located at 8800 Dorris Road, Douglasville Ga 30134, do NOT pay to join one of these vans. You will need to sign a release and staff will need to verify that there is, in fact, space available on the van.

Click HERE to access our pay on-line option.

Rideshare/Connect Douglas Manager Gary Watson
Rideshare/Connect Douglas Manager Gary Watson 
We're Getting a New Name!
Douglas County Rideshare is in the midst of a rebranding campaign. All services currently offered by Rideshare will come under the name "Connect Douglas." Director Gary Watson explained, "The name Rideshare has served us well for almost thirty years. However, we decided that we need a name that better fits our mission, which is to connect area residents to all the places they need to go, such as the doctor, pharmacy, grocery store, work and business." Watson added that in the upcoming weeks and months, the new Connect Douglas name and graphics will be introduced to the public in a variety of ways. The new branding will not impact the vanpool, senior voucher, Xpress shuttle, carpooling and other services that are offered by the Rideshare/Multi-Modal Transportation Division.

Rideshare/Connect Douglas Services
Douglas County Rideshare/Connect Douglas is a commuter-oriented program that operates work-trip vanpools, offers transportation assistance to senior adults and disabled individuals, provides carpool-matching assistance, builds and maintains commuter facilities and participates in transit and public transportation planning and marketing. Rideshare/Connect Douglas has been serving Douglas County commuters since 1986.

Vanpools

Rideshare/Connect Douglas offers dependable, safe and economical vanpool service to many metro Atlanta work locations. Vans leave central locations in Douglas County Monday through Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Return trips to Douglas County are offered from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Vanpool service is offered at an affordable monthly fee.

Click "HERE" for a complete listing of vanpool routes and pricing.

X-press Bus Service
The Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) offers express bus service between Douglas County and downtown Atlanta and midtown Atlanta Monday through Friday. Buses leave from and return to the Douglas County Transportation Center at 8800 Dorris Road in Douglasville (behind the courthouse). For more information on this service, go to www.XpressGA.com and click on the information for Route 463.

Carpools

Some metro Atlanta sites are not served by Rideshare/Connect Douglas vanpools. For commuters who travel to these locations, Rideshare/Connect Douglas offers a free matching service to help with forming carpools.

Douglas County Transportation Center
The Rideshare/Connect Douglas offices are in the Douglas County Transportation Center behind the Douglas County Courthouse in Douglasville. The transportation center has a customer service/administration building and 650 parking spaces, and serves as the hub for vanpools, carpools and express bus service. The address for the Transportation Center, which is open Monday - Friday from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., is 8800 Dorris Road. The phone number is 770-949-7665.

Transportation Voucher Program
Douglas County Rideshare/Connect Douglas offers a Transportation Voucher Program for senior adults and disabled individuals. The purpose of the Voucher Program is to assist senior adults, age 60 and over, and disabled individuals, age 19 to 59, in paying for "quality of life" trips for purposes such as shopping, entertainment and visiting with friends and family. The seniors and disabled who are approved to participate in the program contact designated transportation providers directly to arrange trips and pay for them using vouchers they purchase at a highly discounted rate from the Mobility Coordinator who is a member of the Rideshare/Connect Douglas staff. The Voucher Program offers assistance to seniors and the disabled with planning trips, particularly trips that offer a connection with a neighboring transportation provider such as MARTA or Cobb Community Transit. Rideshare/Connect Douglas is also recruiting local transportation providers including taxi companies, van services and non-emergency medical transportation services to participate in the Voucher Program. Seniors, disabled individuals and transportation providers who would like more information about the Voucher Program can contact Mobility Coordinator Lawanda Jones at 770-920-7437 or ljones@co.douglas.ga.us.

SUB DEPARTMENTS/MORE INFO
ConnectDouglas - Douglas County Fixed Route Bus Service
IMPORTANT LINKS

Atlantic Station Access & Mobility Program
Information for commuters to access Atlantic Stations transportation options.

Central Atlanta Progress TMA

Clifton Corridor TMA
Information about commuter services and access to Emory University & Clinic, Veterans Administration Regional Office and Veterans Medical Center.

Cobb Community Transit

Georgia Commute Options
Carpool matching assistance and information on transportation options throughout the metro Atlanta region.

Georgia Commute Options on facebook
Georgia Commute Options is a one-stop shop for metro Atlanta's commute resources.

Liveable Buckhead
This website gives information about the transportation demand services offered in the Buckhead Area of Uptown Atlanta.

Marta Web Site

Midtown Transportation Solutions

Perimeter Connects
Transit, Shuttle, and Rideshare options around the Perimeter mall area near I-285 and Georgia 400.

SRTA Express Bus Service
The Georgia State Roads and Tollway Authority (SRTA) offers express bus service from Douglas County to downtown Atlanta and back. Route 463 serves Douglas County, and information on this route is available on the SRTA web page.

DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS
"Blue Commute", the Rideshare Newsletter! - 183.3KB

2018 Douglas County Rideshare Fact Sheet - 40.4KB

2018 Frequently Asked Questions - 36.9KB

2018 History of Douglas County Rideshare - 53.2KB

2018 Vanpool schedule - 138.6KB

Connect Douglas - Re-branding and Education Campaign Final Summary - 2700.6KB
Connect Douglas - Re-branding and Education Campaign Final Summary - Appendix - 1976.5KB


Douglas County Rideshare/Multi-Modal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Policy 2017 - 1119.7KB
Douglas County Rideshare/Multi-Modal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal-Setting Methodology - 2617.9KB


Douglas County Transportation Center Overview, Updated 2017 - 1126.9KB

RideShare Program Handbook and Policy Guide (.pdf format) - 3883.3KB

Rideshare Title VI Non-Discrimination Statement - 49.6KB
Rideshare Limited English Proficiency Policy - 285.0KB


Vanpool Contract

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