Xpress West Douglas Park and Ride Has New Look

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For Immediate Release: July 21, 2021

Xpress West Douglas Park and Ride Has New Look

Upgrades and repairs made to parking lot, landscape and signage to enhance customer service

ATLANTA – On June 30th, renovations to the Xpress Commuter Services West Douglas Park and Ride, located at 7500 Douglas Blvd, Douglasville, GA 30135, were officially completed. In March of 2020, the project was initiated to provide a safe and attractive location for commuters who utilize Xpress transportation services in Douglas County. Improvements made at the site include updated landscape, replacement of hardscape (granite installation and concrete repair), and replacement of the entrance sign to make the location more appealing to the public while adhering to ADA compliance standards. The total cost of the facility upgrades was $386,000. The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) contracted with Summit Construction (for the hardscape work) and Burch Industrial (for the landscaping work) to make the renovations and upgrades.

According to ATL Engineer Sam Samu, “The renovations were made to ensure that Xpress customers would receive the level of care, accessibility, and maintenance being put into their transit amenities that they have come to expect from Xpress.”  Currently, the Park and Ride lot is open for use. Route 463 operates Monday-Friday and connects the West Douglas Park and Ride and the Douglas County Multi-Modal Transportation Center to Downtown and Midtown Atlanta. To view images of the updated location, click here to access.

Xpress has 27 Park and Ride lots throughout the metro Atlanta area with its newest Hickory Grove Park and Ride facility which recently opened in April.  Xpress’s 27 routes historically have carried more than 1.8 million passenger trips annually to and from major employment centers in Downtown, Midtown, and Perimeter Center, providing a valuable transportation option for commuters and improving the capacity of Georgia’s most congested roads and highways.

Customer service representatives are available Monday – Friday from 5:30 A.M.– 7:00 P.M. at 844-XPRSSGA (977-7742). Riders may also sign up for alerts by texting XPRESS to 888777. Additional information about Xpress and its services is available at www.xpressga.com.

Address: 7500 Douglas Blvd., Douglasville, GA 30135 (Douglas County)
Routes: Xpress Route 463
Shelters: 3 bus shelters
Benches: 4 seating benches
General Parking Spaces: 545
Handicapped Accessible Parking Spaces: 13
Other amenities: 5 emergency call boxes, 4 trash receptacles, 1 fare pavilion building that houses electrical and winter supplies.

About the Xpress Transit System

The Xpress regional commuter transit system is operated by the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL). The ATL was created by the Georgia General Assembly during the 2018 legislative session to provide coordinated transit planning and funding for the metro Atlanta region. The ATL is responsible for developing the ATL Regional Transit Plan, as well as identifying and prioritizing the projects and initiatives required to develop region-wide transit.  The ATL is also charged with creating a unified regional transit system brand. Effective July 1, 2020, the ATL was legislatively authorized to oversee the state’s Xpress regional commuter transit system and the Atlanta region’s vanpool system. The population of metro Atlanta is growing rapidly and projected to add an additional 2.5 million residents by 2040. The ATL is a critical step towards more efficient and effective transit and mobility in the region. For more information on Xpress and the ATL, visit https://atltransit.ga.gov/ and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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