Douglas County is currently developing its first Transit Master Plan (TMP) since the launch of Connect Douglas transit service, in the summer of 2019, which is the public transportation and mobility services provider offering fixed route bus service, complementary ADA Paratransit for eligible passengers, and transportation voucher assistance for elderly and disabled citizens.
The TMP is a year-long study that will inform County decision-makers of the most effective way to address public transportation needs while leveraging available funding to increase ridership and improve performance. It will identify short-, mid-, and long-term transit priorities, providing direction and guidance for how Douglas County should enhance its public transportation program to best support continued growth and economic development. Douglas County TMP will also serve as a tool to inform County and City officials as well as residents about future public transportation needs, projects that address those needs, and the cost and benefit implications of those projects based on an evaluation of potential funding sources.
This study will build off previous relevant Douglas County studies, including the Comprehensive Plan (2018) and Comprehensive Transportation Plan (2021). There will be a review of transit and transportation efforts by adjoining counties and regional planning partners to provide a holistic, region-wide assessment of planned projects and services.