Hearing Held on Transportation Study
The county commissioners meet at 9 a.m. on the second floor of the government complex at 100 Cherokee Street.
Residents will get to weigh in Tuesday on plans for a mass transportation study that could improve traffic along the I-75 and U.S. 41 corridors.
A public hearing will be held prior to Cobb County hiring a consultant to provide an environmental impact statement for the Northwest Atlanta Corridor Alternatives Analysis Study.
Development of an environmental impact statement will provide a detailed description of the proposal, purpose and need, reasonable alternatives and the affected environment.
The massive region-wide project, estimated to take 18 to 24 months to complete, will involve dozens of private companies and beneficiaries as well as millions of tax dollars.
Potential benefits of a regional mass transit system include congestion relief on major interstates, particularly I-75, as well as a potential for job growth in accordance with the labor needs.
The alternatives analysis is being funded by a $1.36 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration. Cobb County was one of 21 applicant counties selected from a list of 70 to receive a grant for research.
An additional public hearing Tuesday will take place on hiring consultants for engineering services related to transportation projects funded by the 2011 SPLOST.