Project Description

The Cobb County Department of Transportation is conducting a short-term plan for CobbLinc to meet future transportation needs for residents, workers, and businesses. The County is projected to continue to grow significantly, making meaningful mobility options for Cobb County residents and employers a short- and long-term priority. A detailed evaluation of the structure and delivery of CobbLinc services will be conducted. The process will result in a strategic approach for future services.

Goals of the process include:

· Improving reliability of service and on-time performance

· Increasing ridership

· Improving mobility for transportation disadvantaged populations

· Evaluating transfer opportunities

· Ensuring efficient and effective use of resources

Cobb County is committed to ensuring public outreach is extended to all of its stakeholders. A robust, multi-phased public outreach process will be conducted during this process. The public will be engaged in defining goals and access needs through a variety of techniques. Outreach will include public meetings, onboard and online surveys, social media postings, participation in local events and meetings and the ability to provide feedback at anytime through the dedicated e-mail address linked from this website.

Recommendations to Enhance Mobility in Cobb County

The Transit Service Plan analyzed existing travel patterns, demographics, and socioeconomic data to
understand the underlying transit market. The Plan examined the ridership and on time performance of
every trip and every CobbLinc route. The Plan process also engaged hundreds of Cobb County residents
and employees to define unmet needs and desired improvements.
Based on this feedback, a fiscally constrained set of recommendations was developed. The earliest
implementation date of any recommendations is March 1, 2019. Highlights of the recommendations
include:
• Provide Sunday service
• Provide better service to more customers
• Provide major improvements to system reliability and on time performance
• Better match service levels with transit markets

Summary of Recommended Route Changes

Route 10
Frequency is reduced to 30 minute all day service and designed to overlap with Route 10X, so that there
is a bus every 15 minutes between Marietta Transit Center and Arts Center.
New Route 10X
  • 15 minute peak service
  • Fast, direct service between KSU Kennesaw and KSU Marietta campuses
  • New frequent service on Cobb Parkway and to downtown Atlanta
  • Limited stop, fast service between Marietta, Cumberland, and Atlanta
  • Utilizes managed lanes
Routes 10A, 10B, 10C
Eliminated due to low ridership. Service is partially replaced by 10X service.
Route 15
Alignment is modified to no longer serve Wildwood Parkway and instead connect to SunTrust Park and Cumberland Transfer Center. Hours of service are extended later at night and on weekends. Schedules
are updated to improve on time performance.
Route 20
Route 20 is modified to operate a bi directional alignment during all time periods and no longer serve Spring Hill Parkway. 30 minute service is offered during a larger portion of the midday time period than current schedules.
Route 25
Route 25's alignment is modified to continue south on Austell Road to Thornton Road before continuing on to Six Flags and H.E. Holmes Station.
Route 30
Route 30’s alignment is modified to serve Factory Shoals Road to connect Mableton Pkwy and Riverside Pkwy. In Marietta, the route uses Fairground instead of S Marietta Parkway to improve directness of
service and reliability. Schedules are updated to improve on time performance.
Route 40
Route 40's alignment is modified to provide bi directional service to downtown Marietta, WellStar, Town Center, and KSU.
Route 45
Route 45’s alignment is modified to provide bi directional service from the Marietta Transfer Center to serve Cobb Parkway, Barrett Crossing, Town Center, and KSU.
Route 50
Route 50's alignment is shortened in Marietta to no longer provide service to Allgood Road. The shorter alignment will help improve on time performance. Frequency improves to 30 minute service.
Route 100
This route will no longer circulate through Downtown Atlanta and will serve Civic Center Station only.
Schedules are updated to improve on time performance. An additional trip is added. A fare agreement with MARTA is required to remove inter-agency transfer charges.
Route 101
This route will no longer circulate through Downtown Atlanta and will serve Civic Center Station only.
Schedules are updated to improve on time performance. An additional trip is added. A fare agreement with MARTA is required to remove inter-agency transfer charges.
Route 102
This route will no longer circulate through Atlanta and will serve Arts Center station only. Schedules are updated to improve on time performance. An additional trip is added.  A fare agreement with MARTA is required to remove inter-agency transfer charges.
Flex Zones
Eliminated and replaced by a TNC partnership zone covering Austell and Powder Springs areas in South Cobb.
TNC Partnership Zone
Provides riders with a discounted rate on taxi, Lyft, or Uber rides within the service zone. Service is on demand in Austell, Powder Springs, and other areas in South Cobb County. The TNC partnership provides connections to other CobbLinc routes, as well as destinations within a defined zone. Compared to existing Flex service, response times are faster and trips are more direct.
Cumberland Circulator
No change from existing
Click this PDF link for more details on proposed changes:  CobbLincForward_ServicePackage

Proposed CobbLinc System Map

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