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Connect DouglasVanpool Pay Online Option

The "pay online" option is for existing Douglas Connect vanpool patrons only. If you have not registered with the Douglas Connect office. Do not pay to join one of these vans. You will need to sign a release and staff will need to verify that there is, in fact, space available on the van.

Access our pay online option.

Our New Name

Director Watson helps a guest celebrate the unveiling of the Connect Douglas brandDouglas County Rideshare is no longer. All services previously offered under the name Rideshare are now under the name Connect Douglas. Director Gary Watson explained, The name Rideshare served us well for almost thirty years. However, we decided that we need a name that better fits our mission, which is to connect area residents to all the places they need to go, such as the doctor, pharmacy, grocery store, work, and business. 

Watson added that the new Connect Douglas name and graphics is being introduced to the public in a variety of ways. The new branding will not impact the vanpool, senior and disabled voucher, Xpress shuttle, carpooling and other services that were offered by the Rideshare/Multi-Modal Transportation Division.

Connect Douglas Services

Connect Douglas is a commuter-oriented program that operates work-trip vanpools, offers transportation assistance to senior adults and disabled individuals, provides carpool-matching assistance, builds and maintains commuter facilities and participates in transit and public transportation planning and marketing. Connect Douglas has been serving Douglas County commuters since 1986 as Douglas County Rideshare. Connect Douglas offices are in the Douglas County Transportation Center at 8800 Dorris Road in Douglasville. 

Vanpools

Connect Douglas offers dependable, safe and economical vanpool service to many metro Atlanta work locations. Vans leave central locations in Douglas County Monday through Friday from 5 am to 7 am. Return trips to Douglas County are offered from 2:30 pm to 5 pm. Vanpool service is offered at an affordable monthly fee.

View a complete listing of vanpool routes and pricing (PDF).

Xpress Bus Service

The Georgia State Roads and Tollway Authority (SRTA) offers Xpress bus service between Douglas County and downtown Atlanta and midtown Atlanta Monday through Friday. Buses leave from and return to the Douglas County Transportation Center at 8800 Dorris Road in Douglasville (behind the courthouse). For more information on this service, go to Xpress Georgia website and select the information for Route 463.

Carpools

Some metro Atlanta sites are not served by Connect Douglas vanpools or Xpress bus service. For commuters who travel to these locations, Connect Douglas offers a free matching service to help with forming carpools.

Fixed Route Bus Service

Douglas County has fixed route bus service and complimentary ADA paratransit service. Four routes are serviced 

  1. Downtown Douglasville and North Douglasville
  2. Douglas Boulevard, Stewart Parkway, Chapel Hill Road and Hospital Drive
  3. Thornton Road south of I-20 and Riverside Parkway
  4. A route that will connect the two Douglasville routes with the Thornton Road/Riverside route and will also connect with CobbLinc Route 30 to offer service to the H.E. Holmes MARTA station

Cutaways, or "mini-buses" that carry a driver and 14 passengers will be used for the service. Go to Connect Douglas for more information

Transportation Voucher Program

Connect Douglas offers a Transportation Voucher Program for senior adults and disabled individuals. The purpose of the Voucher Program is to assist senior adults, age 60 and over, and disabled individuals, age 19 to 59, in paying for "quality of life" trips for purposes such as shopping, entertainment and visiting with friends and family. The seniors and disabled who are approved to participate in the program contact designated transportation providers directly to arrange trips and pay for them using vouchers they purchase at a highly discounted rate from the Mobility Coordinator who is a member of the Connect Douglas staff. 

The Voucher Program offers assistance to seniors and the disabled with planning trips, particularly trips that offer a connection with a neighboring transportation provider such as MARTA or CobbLinc. Connect Douglas is also recruiting local transportation providers including taxi companies, van services and non-emergency medical transportation services to participate in the Voucher Program. Seniors, disabled individuals and transportation providers who would like more information about the Voucher Program can email Mobility Coordinator Lawanda Young or call 770-920-7437.