CobbLinc to add Sunday bus service, Route 10X
CobbLinc transit service will expand to Sundays in summer 2019. Expected to go into effect July 1, the change will mark the first time buses have operated seven days a week in the agency’s 30-year existence.
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners approved Sunday service for CobbLinc as part of a bundle of changes to CobbLinc at its March 12 meeting. Other modifications include the creation of Route 10X, which will offer direct, limited-stop service between Kennesaw State University’s campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta; the establishment of an on-demand ride-sharing zone in south Cobb; and revisions to the services provided by roughly a dozen bus routes.
For three years, funding for Sunday operations—more than $1.7 million annually—will be provided by a grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission. Approximately $5.2 million in federal grants initially will cover the costs of the new Route 10X, which also will eliminate Routes 10A, 10B, and 10C. The County will seek additional grants to continue the services in subsequent years.
The ride-sharing partnership, which will replace CobbLinc’s Flex service, is expected to create a cost savings of an estimated $40 per trip.
For more information on the changes to the County’s transit service, please review the CobbLinc Forward Service Recommendations.