Cobb transportation plan public meetings

CobbLinc bus stop sign in article about Statewide Transportation PlanCobbLinc bus stop sign (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

Cobb County and the cities within Cobb are holding a series of public meetings about the upcoming Cobb transportation plan.

According to a newsletter from Cobb County Board of Commissioners chairman Mike Boyce, “Cobb County last completed a Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) in 2015—and much has changed in that time! Population has increased, and transportation needs and opinions have shifted within the County and region. At the same time, new technologies and transportation solutions are now available that can enhance and transform Cobb’s future transportation system. To update the CTP and leverage these new tools and strategies, the County and the Cities are embarking on CobbForward—the County’s CTP for 2050.”

CobbForward is expected to lead to project lists for the county and the city governments.  Some of those projects will be on  the list for the county’s next Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), while others will be future projects to be started when the county or cities within the county find funding sources.

The announcement from the county also said some of the projects might be considered in the Regional Transportation Plan, which would make them eligible for federal and state funds.

“Additionally, the CobbForward will include County transit recommendations that can be incorporated into the region’s transit vision, which will be developed and managed by the newly formed Atlanta Transit Link Authority (The ATL),” the newsletter continues.

Here are the details on the upcoming nine meetings:

Wednesday, April 10 | 7-9 p.m.
District 1
West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Hwy, Powder Springs, GA 30127

Wednesday, April 17 | 7-9 p.m.
City of Smyrna
Community Center, 200 Village Green Cir SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

Thursday, April 18 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
District 2
East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Rd, Suite 510-B, Marietta, GA 30068

Monday, April 29 | 7-9 p.m.
City of Marietta
Cobb Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs St, Marietta, GA 30064

Tuesday, April 30 | 7-9 p.m.
City of Austell
Threadmill Complex
5000 Austell Powder Springs Rd SW, Suite 101, Austell, GA 30106

Thursday, May 2 | 7-9 p.m.
City of Acworth
Acworth Community Center, 4361 Cherokee St, Acworth, GA 30101

Tuesday, May 7 | 7-9 p.m.
District 3
East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta, GA 30066

Wednesday, May 8 | 7-9 p.m.
City of Kennesaw
Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30144

Thursday, May 9 | 7-9 p.m.
District 4
South Cobb Community Center, 620 Lions Club Dr., Mableton, GA 30126

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