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Connect Douglas is proposing changes to three of its four bus routes.
Information about the proposed changes will be available at a series of public meetings in late February and early March. Connect Douglas is considering the changes after evaluating the first six months of service and what needs to be done to make the system more efficient and more accessible to the public.
Dates, times and locations for the meetings include:
Changes are proposed for Route 10, 30 and 40.
Route 10 currently originates at Avalon Township In north Douglasville. The proposed change has Route 10 starting at the Douglas County Transportation Center and then traveling along Hospital Drive, Fairburn Road north and Highway 92 north to Avalon Township. This change is being made to eliminate a transfer that riders on Route 10 have to make to connect with Route 40 at the Transportation Center.
Route 30 currently originates at the Walmart on Thornton Road. The proposed change has the new starting point at the Hilton Garden Inn on the south side of Interstate Parkway. The route would travel half a loop back to Walmart, and from there the route will remain as it currently is. This change is being proposed because of requests of management of hotels along the Interstate Parkway loop who are seeking more connectivity for their guests who want to go into Douglasville or Atlanta.
The most significant change is proposed for Route 40. Currently Route 40 travels on the stretch of Interstate 20 between Fairburn Road and Lee Road. Under the proposed change, Route 40 will no longer utilize I-20 but instead will travel Fairburn Road south of the I-20 bridge to Lee Road. Buses will turn left on to Lee Road and continue to South Sweetwater Road where it will resume its route as configured currently. On its return trip, Route 40 will travel west on Lee Road back to Fairburn Road and then north to DuraLee Lane and into the Transportation Center.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners have been briefed on the proposed changes. After feedback is gathered from the public, the route changes will be finalized and presented first to the Board of Commissioners’ Transportation Committee and then the full Board of Commissioners for final approval.
Then a media campaign will be launched to inform the public about the changes, with the changes likely going into effect in mid-April or early May.
For more information about the proposed changes, contact Gary Watson or Jemal Sheppard at Connect Douglas at 770-949-7665, Option 5.