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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
On Aug. 8, 2018, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted to move forward with implementing fixed route bus/shuttle service. Four routes are under development. 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 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.
Update as of March 22
Douglas County's new fixed route bus service will be called Connect Douglas. The anticipated launch date of the new service is late Spring 2019. Connect Douglas is in the final negotiations for a contract with a Third Party Provider to operate the bus service on a daily basis. Connect Douglas has applied to the Federal Transit Administration to help pay operating costs for the bus service. The award of that grant is expected any day. Connect Douglas will conduct a massive media blitz to let the public know about the bus service. There will be public meetings, displays at the mall and other locations, direct mail pieces and brochures and promotional items. Follow Connect Douglas on Facebook, Instagram and at www.connectdouglas.com. Have questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org