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Connect Douglas: All Things Transportation

Director Gary Watson helps a guest celebrate the unveiling of the Connect Douglas brand
Director Gary Watson helps a guest celebrate the unveiling of the Connect Douglas brand 


Douglas County Transportation Center - 8800 Dorris Road
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Phone: 770.949.7665 - Fax: 770.920.7515

vanpool@co.douglas.ga.us




Connect Douglas

Vanpool Pay On line Option The "pay on-line" option is for existing Douglas Connect vanpool patrons only. If you have not registered with the Douglas Connect 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.

Connect Douglas Services
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. Connect Douglas has been serving Douglas County commuters since 1986 as Douglas County Rideshare. Connect Douglas offices are in the Douglas County Transportation Center at 8800 Dorris Road in Douglasville. The Transportation Center is open 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 770-949-7665, and the e-mail address is connectdouglas@co.douglas.ga.us.

Vanpools

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.

Xpress Bus Service
The Georgia State Roads and Tollway Authority (SRTA) offers Xpress 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 Connect Douglas vanpools or Xpress bus service. For commuters who travel to these locations, Connect Douglas offers a free matching service to help with forming carpools.

Fixed Route Bus Service (Coming)
Douglas County plans to have fixed route bus service and complimentary ADA paratransit service in operation by the end of March 2019. Four routes are being planned: 1. Downtown Douglasville and North Douglasville. 2. Douglas Boulevard, Stewart Parkway, Chapel Hill Road and Hospital Drive. 3. Thornton Road south of I-20 and Riverside Parkway. 4. A route that will connect the two Douglasville routes with the Thornton Road/Riverside route and will also connect with Cobb LINC Route 30 to offer service to the H.E. Holmes MARTA station. The routes and stops along the routes are still in development. Cutaways, or "mini-buses" that carry a driver and 14 passengers will be used for the service. A series of public meetings will be held later this Fall to provide more information on the days and time of service and cost.

Transportation Voucher Program
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 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 LINC. 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
LATEST NEWS
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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

Committee Meeting Videos
Archives of Committee Meetings by DCTV23

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
"Connect Douglas" Rider Monthly Newsletter - 175.7KB

2018 Transportation Center Overview - 1127.4KB

2018 Vanpool schedule - 61.6KB

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


Connect Douglas 2018 Fact Sheet - 40.4KB

Connect Douglas 2018 Frequently Asked Questions about Vanpooling - 37.9KB

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


Overall History of Rideshare/Connect Douglas - 54.8KB

PUBLIC HEARINGS FEDERAL GRANT APPLICATION - 14.1KB

Quick Look at Services: What's Available and What's Coming - 15.5KB

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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