What is the Connect Cobb EA?
Cobb County is continuing to study transit improvements in the Northwest Corridor through the Connect Cobb EA. The EA is the next phase in the process of developing and implementing a solution to the mobility needs on US 41 and I-75 between Cobb County and the City of Atlanta.
The EA will take a close look at benefits, impacts, and potential mitigation measures of the locally preferred alternative (LPA) identified through the Connect Cobb Alternatives Analysis (AA). Initiated in August of 2011, the AA was an intensive 14-month process that evaluated a variety of transit routes and technologies, incorporating both technical analysis and extensive stakeholder and public involvement. Specifically, the EA will evaluate the natural, social and transportation benefits and the impacts of the LPA. Also during the EA phase, transit ridership and travel time forecasts will be refined, the financial strategy will be further defined, and a comparison of the project benefits and costs will developed. The EA is anticipated to continue through the beginning of 2014.
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Locally Preferred Alternative Map
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Since the EA kicked off earlier this year, the Connect Cobb project team has been busy collecting additional data, conducting analyses, and meeting with stakeholders to develop the EA. From these efforts, the team has been refining the Purpose and Need statement, station locations, alignment of the alternates, and cost estimates. The team also has made site visits to peer communities with similar transit systems, such as Cleveland’s HealthLine, to see firsthand the operations and discuss the lessons learned.
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Initiated in January 2013, the Connect Cobb EA study will progress at a fast pace and is anticipated to conclude at the beginning of 2014. Please stay tuned to this project webpage for more information on technical milestones and how you can become involved!
Click here to learn more about the Connect Cobb Alternatives Analysis.