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Douglas County Fixed Route Bus
Routes are still under development but will likely serve the Highway 5, Highway 92, Hospital Drive, Chapel Hill Road, Douglas Boulevard and Stewart Parkway corridors of Douglasville and the Thornton Road south of I-20 and Riverside Drive corridors in Lithia Springs. These routes will serve major commercial, retail, educational, dining, medical, government and industrial and warehousing locations in the Douglasville and Lithia Springs areas. These routes are very preliminary. Changes are likely to be made before the service starts and during the first several months of service as Douglas County identifies its highest pockets of ridership and most requested stops.
The new bus service will operate under the name Connect Douglas. Connect Douglas will also become the branding and promotional name for Douglas County's vanpool service, Voucher program for senior adults and disabled individuals and other mobility programs.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved the bus service following a comprehensive year-long study on how to expand mobility options for its approximately 140,000 residents. The study offered 17 recommendations, with fixed route bus service being the number one recommendation.
Going forward, Douglas County will consider implementing other recommendations in the study. Some of these recommendations include 'dial-a-ride' service, bike-sharing and sidewalk and pedestrian improvements.
Douglas County wants to point out that the bus service will be available to ALL residents, as well as out-of-towners who visit the county to shop, attend special events or conduct business.
The bus service will become a program of the Multi-Modal Transportation Services Division of the Douglas County Department of Transportation. Douglas County will have oversight of the bus service, but will likely contract with a third party transit provider to operate the buses on a day-to-day basis. Payment to the contractor will be based on performance in such categories as on-time schedules and customer satisfaction.
Why Does Douglas County Need Bus Service?
Why does Douglas County need bus service? The short answer is that many people have limited transportation options or no transportation options and need help with getting to jobs, doctor appointments and errands like going to the grocery store that most of us take for granted.
Here are some more specific reasons Douglas County needs bus service:
What Are The Advantages/Benefits of Bus Service?
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