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Friday, April 18, 2014
Rideshare, Vanpool, GRTA X-Press Bus
Douglas County Vanpool and GRTA X-press Bus Service
Douglas County Vanpool and GRTA X-press Bus Service 

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

To all vanpoolers leaving from Lee Road:

The Lee Road Park and Ride Lot is closed. New parking for the vans and personal vehicles associated with the vanpool program has been secured at Lithia Park. The map below indicates the location of this new park and ride location. It is requested that all vans and cars associated with the vanpool program current leaving from Lee Road now use the Lithia Park location, and that they park in the back of the park by the dumpster. If you have any questions, please call the Rideshare Office at 770.949.7665.

Click here to pay your Rideshare payment online.

This 'Pay online' 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.

Lee Road Park and Ride Closure
Lee Road Park and Ride Closure 
Douglas County Rideshare is a commuter-oriented program that operates work-trip vanpools, provides carpool-matching assistance, builds and maintains commuter facilities and participates in transit and public transportation planning and marketing. Rideshare has been serving Douglas County commuters since 1986.


Rideshare 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 "Schedule" for a complete listing of vanpool routes.
Pricing for vanpool service is based on zones determined from the location that the vanpool originates. Zone maps for each of Douglas County Rideshare's vanpools are as follows: "Transportation Center", "Douglas Boulevard", "Thornton Road", "Post Road", "Liberty Road", "Highway 61", "Brownsville Road", "Food Depot".

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 460 (Transportation Center to downtown Atlanta), 470 (Thornton Road to downtown Atlanta), or 461 (Douglas Boulevard to Transportation Center to midtown Atlanta).


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

Douglas County Transportation Center
Rideshare's 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.
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Rideshare Staff
Gary Watson, Multi-Modal Division Manager
Davidae Walker, Assistant Division Manager
Patricia Lynch, Programs Assistant
Jerie Blackwood, Customer Service Manager
Vickie Safford, Customer Service Assistant
Justin McDermott, Operations/Fleet Manager

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- Commuter Club/Cobb County

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

- GRTA Express Bus Service
The Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) offers express bus service from Douglas County to downtown Atlanta and back. Route 460 serves Douglas County, and information on this route is available on the GRTA web page.

- Marta Web Site

- Midtown Alliance TMA

- RideSmart
Carpool matching assistance and information on transportation options throughout the metro Atlanta region.

- VPSI Vanpool Service in Atlanta

"Blue Commute", the Rideshare Newsletter! - 1296.4KB

1511 Certification for Transit Stimulus Funding - 601.4KB

2014 Vanpool schedule - 124.0KB

Fact Sheet - 57.0KB

FTA Contract Clauses - 136.2KB

Lee Road Park & Ride Closure Oct. 31, 2012 - 715.0KB

Rideshare Drug and Alcohol Policy - 74.2KB

Rideshare Title VI Statement - 41.4KB

Vanpool Contract - 121.0KB

Vanpool Manual/Code of Conduct - 348.4KB

Zone Fare Changes - 6.2KB

Zone Map - Douglas Blvd. Park and Ride - 338.5KB
Zone Map - Lee Road Park and Ride - 344.6KB

Zone Map - Food Depot - 318.2KB

Zone Map - Hwy. 61 - 310.3KB
Zone Map - Brownsville Rd. - 299.9KB

Zone Map - Post Road Park and Ride - 317.2KB
Zone Map - Liberty Road - 313.8KB

Zone Map - Thornton Road Park and Ride - 396.5KB

Zone Map - Transportation Center - 397.9KB

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