CobbLinc Sunday bus service starts July 1

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

CobbLinc Sunday bus service will begin on July 1.  This will be the first time Cobb County’s buses will run seven days per week in the 30-year history of the county’s bus system.

The news release announcing the changes states, “The Cobb County Board of Commissioners approved Sunday service for CobbLinc as part of a bundle of changes to CobbLinc at its March 12 meeting. Other modifications include the creation of Route 10X, which will offer direct, limited-stop service between Kennesaw State University’s campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta; the establishment of an on-demand ride-sharing zone in south Cobb; and revisions to the services provided by roughly a dozen bus routes.”

A grant of more than $1.7 million from the Atlanta Regional Commission will fund the increase in service for the first three years.

About $5.2 million in federal grants will cover the initial costs of Route 10X, which will replace Routes 10A, 10B, and 10C. The County will apply for additional grants to continue the services in the future.