The City of Douglas took over the operation of the bus transit program on Monday, Oct. 1.
From left, Michael Shaya, Martin Moreno, Jessica Urrea, Humberto Rivera, Ana Urquijo, Connie Gastelum, Mayor Danny Ortega Jr., Christina Gomez, Xenia Gonzalez and Carlos De La Torre. Trisha Maldonado/Douglas Dispatch
The service is opened to the general public and will offer four routes with over 50 stops throughout Douglas.
On Friday Sept. 29 the city received the four buses that will be leased from the Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (YCIPTA).
The City of Douglas will be leasing four buses from YCIPTA at $1.00 per year/per vehicle. This will save the city approximately $11,200 this fiscal year.
Routes originate from a central transfer point located at 11th Street between G and H Avenues.
The routes include: Midtown, Pirtleville/Downtown, Dial-A-Ride and Cochise College.
Douglas Rides general public transportation service will be provided Monday – Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
· Dial-A-Ride service will require a 24 hours advance notice.
· Inter-city service to Elfrida, will be provided one day a week every other week. (Elderly and disabled clients are transported to Douglas for grocery shopping, nutrition services and medical appointments.)
Bus fares are: adult (19-59) $1; seniors (60+) 50 cents; disabled 50 cents and students (7-18) 75 cents.
Douglas Rides staffing include four full time drivers, one full time dispatcher, one full time transit coordinator, and the transit manager.
For additional information contact Transit Coordinator, Connie Gastelum at (520) 364-4474