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Douglasville, GA - The Douglas County Communications & Community Relations Department through the Board of Commissioners announce Google has installed free Wi-Fi service on 12 of the 15-passenger cutaways that are being used for the new fixed route and paratransit service being operated by Connect Douglas.
The news was announced at a formal ceremony held today at the Douglas County Transportation Center for the kick-off of the Connect Douglas Fixed Route Bus Service. The bus service launches at 6:00 a.m., Thursday, June 20th, 2019.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 at their Tuesday, June 18th meeting to approve a contract to allow Google to install the Wi-Fi equipment at no cost to Douglas County. "Google is also providing payment to Douglas County for any other associated expenses that might occur after the installation," said Director of Communications and Community Relations Rick Martin.
Connect Douglas Director Gary Watson thanked Google for the contribution. "The Wi-Fi will be a great service for our riders," Watson said. "It will allow them to connect their mobile devices to websites where they can keep up with the latest news or do work during their ride."
"Just like Douglas County leadership, Google believes in the power of connectivity. And while Connect Douglas will literally connect the community to the places they live, work and play, we're proud to help connect them to online resources as they travel," said Lilyn Hester, Google's Head of External Affairs for the Southeast. "We are excited about the potential of Connect Douglas and what it means to many of our own team members who work at our global data center in Douglas County. We applaud our community leaders for their efforts on this initiative."
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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.