The commuter-oriented service Connect Douglas announces plans for expansion of its Transportation Center at 8800 Doris Road, Douglasville, Georgia. The program has served Douglas County under its former name, Douglas County Rideshare, since 1986.
Transit Services Director Gary Watson tells us, “This addition is crucial to the growth of our program. We are currently at capacity and we need additional space for staff and training and to fulfill 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.”
The addition will include administrative offices, a suite for drug and alcohol testing, plus a multi-purpose area that will be used as a 40-seat conference room, lecture hall and training area..
In addition, a driving simulator classroom and a training garage are included in the expansion. Training will feature vehicle maintenance such as checking tire pressure, oil levels and inspecting belts and hoses..
Approximately 6,000 square feet will be added to the facility’s current 6,500 square feet of space. Once a contract is awarded, construction is expected to take about eight months.
In other news, Connect Douglas’ fixed route bus service is set to launch June 20, 2019. Click here to learn more.
To learn more about Connect Douglas, please visit their website by clicking here.