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Transit System Advisory Board

Authorization

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Feb 2023 group photo

Resolution of Board of Commissioners approved August 11, 1987. Amendment of January 23, 2001 to increase the number of members from ten (10) to fifteen (15); April 14, 2009 clarification of January 23, 2001 action by correcting the attachment to the 2001 minutes to accurately reflect the appointment method and terms of members.

Description

Composed of fifteen (15) members appointed by the BOC (three (3) appointments per BOC member). Members must be Cobb County residents. Members serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for actual, reasonable and necessary expenses incurred on Board business and approved by the BOC.

Terms for the initial ten (10) appointees (Posts 1-10) are to run concurrent with those terms of the appointing commissioner. Terms of appointment for the five (5) additional members approved by resolution of January 23, 2001, are to be for two (2) years. The BOC may remove any member, with or without cause, at any time. No member shall have any relationship with any firm involved in the transit program.

The Transit Board members elect their own officers as they deem necessary. The Board shall recommend for adoption by the BOC such Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, or Amendments thereto, as it deems necessary for the enhancement of public transportation for Cobb County.

The Board shall:

  1. Recommend plans and actions to acquire, develop, construct, complete, own, operate and maintain a public transit system;
  2. Recommend routes, hours, and frequency of operation, and fares, rates, fees, tolls or charges of the transit system;
  3. Recommend entering into contracts or agreements with any public or private corporation or other person or with the U.S., State of Georgia, any cities or any other government unit, authorities, or political subdivisions in order to exercise or carry out its powers and purposes;
  4. To submit an annual budget for approval, an annual report and other reports to the BOC;
  5. Recommend financial arrangement to accomplish the purposes of the resolution creating the Transit Board;
  6. Recommend acquisitions, holding, use, selling, lease or disposition of real and personal property.

The Board has no power to incur bonded indebtedness or to levy taxes, or to incur indebtedness or contractually bind Cobb County unless specifically authorized by resolution of the BOC.

Meetings

To comply with social distancing guidelines, some meetings are being held virtually until further notice. Regular meeting schedules have also been adjusted. The current meeting schedule and registration links for these virtual meetings are provided below.

Meetings for the TAB occur every 4th Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Regular meetings for the AAC occur quarterly on the 3rd Monday from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

In addition, the TAB and the AAC have two joint meetings during the year in lieu of their regular meetings. Joint meetings are held from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

2024 Meeting Information

Date Time In-person Location Agenda Presentation Virtual Link Minutes
January 22 (Joint TAB/AAC) 6:00 p.m. 431 Commerce Park Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
   
February 26 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. 431 Commerce Park Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
     
April 15 (AAC) 5:00 p.m. 431 Commerce Park Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
       
April 22 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. 431 Commerce Park Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
       

June 24 (TAB)

6:30 p.m. 431 Commerce Park Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
       
July 15 (AAC) 5:00 p.m. 431 Commerce Park Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
       
August 26 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. 431 Commerce Park Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
       
September 23 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. 431 Commerce Park Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
       
October 21 (AAC) 5:00 p.m. 431 Commerce Park Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
       
October 28 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. 431 Commerce Park Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
       
November 25 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. 431 Commerce Park Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
       

About Transit Advisory Board (TAB) Meetings

The TAB regularly reviews CobbLinc operations and performance data and makes recommendations related to the following:

  • plans and actions to acquire, develop, construct, complete, own, operate and maintain a public transit system
  • routes, hours, and frequency of operation, and fares, rates, fees, tolls or charges of the transit system
  • acquisitions, holding, use, selling, lease or disposition of real and personal property
  • contracts or agreements with any public or private corporation or other person or with the U.S., State of Georgia, any cities or any other government unit, authorities, or political subdivisions

In addition, the TAB is tasked with submitting an annual to the Cobb County Board of Commissioners.

 

About Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) Meetings

The AAC regularly reviews CobbLinc's services and programs offered to elderly and disabled populations, making recommendations for improvements and/or additional programs or services and providing guidance in these matters to members of the Transit Advisory Board and CobbLinc staff.

In addition, the AAC is tasked with submitting an annual report to the TAB on the transportation services provided by CobbLinc to elderly and disabled populations.

Archived Meetings & Agendas

2022

Date Time Agenda Minutes
January 24 (Joint TAB/AAC) 6:00 p.m.   January Minutes
February 28 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. February Agenda February Minutes
March 21 (AAC) 5:00 p.m. March Agenda March Minutes
March 28 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. March Agenda March Minutes
April 25 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. April Agenda April Minutes
May 16 (AAC) 5:00 p.m. May Agenda May Minutes
May 23 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. May Agenda May Minutes
June 27 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. June 27 Agenda canceled
July 18 (AAC) 5:00 p.m. July 18 Agenda July 2022 Minutes
July 25 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. July 25 Agenda July Minutes
August 22 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. August 22 Agenda August Minutes
September 19 (AAC) 5:00 p.m. September Agenda September 2022 Minutes
September 26 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. September 26 Agenda September Minutes
October 24 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. October 24 Agenda October 2022 Minutes
November 21 (AAC) 5:00 p.m. November 21 Agenda November 21 Minutes
November 28 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. November 2022 Agenda November 28 Minutes

2023

 Date Time Agenda Minutes
January 23 (Joint TAB/AAC) 6:00 p.m. January Agenda

January Minutes
Public Comments

February 27 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. February Agenda February Minutes
March 27 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. March Agenda March Minutes
April 17 (AAC) 5:00 p.m.   April AAC Minutes
April 24 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. April Agenda April TAB Minutes
May 22 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. May Agenda

May Minutes

June 26 (TAB)

6:30 p.m. June Agenda June Minutes
July 17 (AAC) 5:00 p.m. July Agenda July AAC Minutes
July 24 (TAB) 6:30 p.m.   July TAB Minutes
August 28 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. August Agenda August Minutes
September 25 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. September Agenda September Minutes
October 16 (AAC) 5:00 p.m. October AAC Agenda October AAC Minutes
October 23 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. October TAB Agenda October TAB Minutes
November 27 (TAB) 6:30 p.m. November Agenda November Minutes

Board Members

Member Name Appointed By Term
Walter Kolis Commissioner Richardson 12/31/2024
Connor Manthey Commissioner Richardson 12/31/2024
John Noe Commissioner Richardson 12/31/2024
Forrest Shealy Commissioner Gambrill 02/13/2025
Mark Riggans Commissioner Gambrill 12/31/2026
Kenneth W. Marlin, Chair Commissioner Gambrill 12/31/2026
James Darden Commissioner Sheffield 12/31/2024
Allison Bickers Commissioner Sheffield 02/13/2025
  Commissioner Sheffield 12/31/2024
Jeff Souther Commissioner Birrell 12/31/2026
Thomas Shibley Commissioner Birrell 12/31/2026
Cheri Newton Commissioner Birrell 02/13/2025
Matthew Stigall Chairwoman Cupid 12/31/2024
Lasandra Boykin Chairwoman Cupid 12/31/2024
Dr. Jaha Howard Chairwoman Cupid 02/13/2025