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Douglasville, GA - Connect Douglas has sold more than $3,700 dollars' worth of tickets already after Douglas County Felony Accountability Court Coordinator Tim Prewett made the first official purchase of fare passes for the new fixed route and paratransit bus service on Friday, June 7, 2019. Connect Douglas Director Gary Watson and Administrative Assistant Jerie Ann Blackwood made the sale to Mr. Prewett, who is planning to distribute the passes to court participants who need transportation to important hearings, conferences, and other appointments.
Douglas County's new fixed route bus service, Connect Douglas is set to begin on Thursday, June 20, 2019 but passes are on sale now at the Douglas County Transportation Center, 8800 Doris Road, Douglasville, Georgia 30134. A standard one-way pass is $2.50. Ten-trip passes are available for $25, and a 31-day unlimited pass is $75. Senior adults, individuals with disabilities and students can purchase discounted passes. Discount prices are $1 for a one-way pass, $10 for a ten-trip pass, and $31 for a 31-day unlimited pass.
On the launch date, the service will begin with four routes. 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 downtown 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. on Saturday.
Photo, left to right: Felony Accountability Court Coordinator Tim Prewett, Administrative Assistant Jerie Ann Blackwood, and Connect Douglas Director Gary Watson at the Transportation Center located at 8800 Dorris Rd. Douglasville, Ga.
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Joint Planning and Zoning Board/ Board of Commissioners Hearing
June 2, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Due to the current closure of the Douglas County Courthouse, the meeting will be held online via Microsoft Teams. Public comment will be accepted on any of the applications. For more information or to make comments for the public hearing, contact Johannah Womack, Clerk of the Planning and Zoning Board.
Douglas County Planning and Zoning
8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville GA 30134
Email Johannah Womack
The meeting will be livestreamed through Douglas County DCTV23, and can be accessed via the Douglas County website, Douglas County Facebook Happenings, or your local cable channel.
LIBERTY ROAD BRIDGE CLOSURE
GDOT will be closing the Liberty Road bridge over I-20 beginning June 1st to do improvements to the bridge. The bridge work will be similar to the work GDOT performed at Post Road and several other locations along I-20. GDOT anticipates the bridge will be closed for 45 days.
The detour route will be as follows:
Vehicles on Liberty Road headed north to points north of I-20, will be directed to take I-20 east to Post Road, turn left on Post Road, cross over the bridge there and take I-20 west back to the Liberty Road/Mirror Lake Blvd interchange. They can then exit at the westbound ramp at that interchange and turn right to continue northbound on Mirror Lake Blvd.
Similarly, vehicles traveling southbound on Liberty Road to areas south of I-20 will be directed to take I-20 west to SR 61, take the westbound exit ramp, turn left on SR 61 and cross over the bridge at that location, then take I-20 east back to Liberty Road and exit at the Liberty Road interchange then turn right to proceed southbound on Liberty Road.