Alternatives for the Northwest Transit Corridor include light rail and the expansion of bus services from Cobb County to Downtown Atlanta.
- Justin Ove
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Cobb Board of Commissioners were briefed on the progress of a transit alternatives analysis presented by Connect Cobb, a project of the Cobb County Department of Transportation, during their Tuesday morning meeting in Marietta. The $1.8 million study, performed principally by Croy Engineering, looked at the best possible ways to establish a mass transit conduit from Acworth to Midtown. The presentation outlined several different mass-transit scenarios, including light rail, express service in HOV or managed lanes on Interstate 75, and a bus rapid transit (BRT) proposal. All proposals have the goal of extending rapid transit options from Cobb County to the existing mass transit systems inside Atlanta. Cities involved in the new transit…
A number of improvements were made over the summer to address traffic concerns around public school grounds.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Cobb Department of Transportation undertook the following projects over the summer to prepare for the start of the school year: Paper Mill Road at Sope Creek Elementary School This project added a right turn lane and lengthened the left turn lane on Paper Mill Road at the main school entrance. School driveway improvements included a new left turn lane for motorists exiting the school, and traffic signal and pedestrian signal upgrades. Jiles Road at Kennesaw Elementary School School zone improvements, part of the Jiles Road Improvement project, have provided traffic and safety improvements to the main school entrance. Enhancements include a new right turn lane into Kennesaw Elementary and creation of separate right and left turn …