Cobb County DOT staff and consultants, through analysis and collaboration with the public and key stakeholders, recently revealed it’s recommended Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for transit in the US 41/I-75 Northwest Corridor. Fully realized, the project would provide a multi-stop, bidirectional bus rapid transit service along the US-41 corridor in Cobb County as well as a limited stop express service within I-75, utilizing existing HOV and planned HOT lane facilities. The service would link the cities of Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta, Smyrna and Atlanta as well as the Cumberland, Town Center, Atlantic Station and Dobbins AFB areas. Direct access to Kennesaw State University, Southern Polytechnic State University along with indirect access to the Georgia Institute of Technology will also be offered. The two-line, 20-station transit system would tie into the existing MARTA Arts Center rail station. At a price tag of $1.1 billion, the project is projected to attract 24,000 to 25,000 new daily riders and eventually support the development of 12 million square feet of office and retail space.
To learn more about the Connect Cobb project and LPA, plan on attending a detailed presentation on the subject currently planned for the the upcoming Board of Commissioners meeting on September 25th at 1:30PM at the Cobb County Board Meeting Room (2nd floor, 100 Cherokee Street, Marietta) or visit the Connect Cobb homepage.