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Transportation Planning Division

To view current plans and studies as well as past planning efforts, please visit the Planning web page

Cobb DOT provides a variety of planning services to assist with the evaluation, prioritization, and implementation of transportation projects, including:

  • County-wide planning efforts, such the Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP), Greenways & Trails Master Plan, and the CobbLinc Forward 2019 Transit Service Plan
  • Special studies to identify opportunities for improvements in a defined area for all modes of transportation, including roadways, transit, walking and biking
  • Project implementation strategies, including funding opportunities and grant administration
  • Public outreach efforts

Cobb’s CTP serves as the touchstone for county transportation improvements. The CTP takes into consideration all existing plans and studies, existing and future needs for all modes of transportation (roadways, transit, walking, biking), and public input to create a comprehensive list of possible projects to benefit the county’s transportation network. In addition, the CTP identifies related initiatives which do not result in the construction of physical infrastructure, such as policy recommendations and issues/areas where additional study is needed. This project list is further refined to create short- and long-range transportation opportunities and to identify funding sources for projects.

Some projects form the transportation basis of the County’s next Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) while other projects may be identified for potential future funding sources. Some projects may be elevated for consideration in the Regional Transportation Plan and compete for federal and state funds. 

Based on these recommendations, Cobb DOT completes grant applications to pursue state and federal funding opportunities for new projects, funding to supplement existing SPLOST projects, and funding related to special studies or initiatives. Cobb DOT also handles grant administration through project implementation to ensure adherence to federal and state guidelines.