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Paratransit

NOTICE

Effective Immediately: CobbLinc's policy regarding Caretaker "No-Shows" is no longer in effect. Please refer to the the newly updated Paratransit Rider's Guide.

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Watch CobbLinc's Paratransit Service Video

This video provides information regarding the paratransit services offered by CobbLinc. English and Spanish closed captions are included.

Paratransit Service Overview

CobbLinc’s paratransit service operates Monday through Sunday within a 3/4-mile area surrounding the existing local bus routes
and limited areas of Fulton County as a curb-to-curb, shared-ride service for paratransit eligible Cobb County residents who cannot access the local fixed-route buses.  You must be certified as paratransit eligible through CobbLinc to use this service. To apply for paratransit service, visit the "How to Apply" section of this web page.

Eligible passengers are not required to live inside the service area; however, passengers must board and exit the paratransit vehicle inside of the service area at a safe transfer location.

Once certified, CobbLinc paratransit passengers ride the fixed-route buses free of charge by presenting their CobbLinc Paratransit Photo ID.

Because this is a shared-ride service, paratransit trip times may be as long as a comparable fixed route trip plus an additional one-half (½) hour for travel and/or wait time.

The fare for paratransit service is $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for youth under 18 years of age.  Breeze Cards and CobbLinc fare products may be purchased in person at the Customer Service & Paratransit Center or via phone by calling (770) 428-1218 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  CobbLinc fare products can be purchased online.

Customers can call (770) 427-2222 Monday through Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to make reservations. Transfers between CobbLinc Paratransit and MARTA Mobility are free at the Cumberland Transfer Center and the MARTA Arts Center Rail Station.

For more information on how to make reservations or connect to MARTA Mobility, please visit the "Making Reservations" section of this web page.

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Paratransit Service Area Map

The Paratransit Service Area extends ¾ miles on either side of the existing fixed local routes in Cobb County and limited areas of Fulton County. 

Click the image to download the Paratransit Service Area map.

Holidays

Paratransit service, including subscription services, is not available on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Personal Care Attendants

If a passenger is unable to travel alone because of a functional disability and requires a Personal Care Attendant (PCA), the PCA will ride for free.  If a passenger requires a PCA, this must be approved during the initial application process or when there is a change in the passenger’s functional ability to use the service.

Paratransit Service for Visitors to Cobb County

Visitors to Cobb County who are functionally disabled, will be given “presumptive eligibility” and can ride for up to 21 calendar days each year without being certified by CobbLinc. Visitors can provide proof of disability when boarding the vehicle by supplying a Paratransit Identification Card from another transit system. Visitors with disabilities who do not have proof of disability from another transit system may still use the system. Documentation may be required for those whose disability is not apparent. 

Paratransit Service for Temporary Disabilities

Persons with temporary disabilities may obtain a CobbLinc Paratransit Photo ID that is valid for the expected time of the disability. For more information, visit the "How to Apply" section of this webpage.

Travel Training

CobbLinc provides travel training for seniors, disabled communities, and Cobb County School District's "Transition Academies." Travel training is conducted at the Customer Service & Paratransit Center located at 431 Commerce Park Drive, Marietta, GA 30060.

Groups and individuals can request a travel training session by calling (770) 528-4381.

Paratransit Services Rider's Guide

The CobbLinc Paratransit Services Rider's Guide  contains useful information for paratransit passengers.

This document is available in alternate formats (i.e., electronic, audio CD, or large print).

If you have questions about any of the information contained in this guide and/or need to request the guide in alternate format, contact the Transit Operations Specialist at (770) 528-3690, TDD 711.