What is a Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP?)
A CTP is a county-wide, long-range multimodal transportation plan that will assess Cobb County’s existing and future transportation needs including roadways, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, transit services, and freight considerations. The goals of a CTP are to assist with identifying short- and long-term transportation priorities, to establish a relationship between local and regional expectations, and to reinforce and support other local and regional planning and funding initiatives. Cobb County’s CTP, CobbForward, is anticipated to be completed and adopted by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners by 2021.
Why do we need to update the CTP?
Cobb County last completed a Comprehensive Transportation Plan in 2015—and much has changed in that time! Population has increased, and transportation needs and opinions have shifted within the County and region. At the same time, new technologies and transportation solutions are now available that can enhance and transform Cobb’s future transportation system.
CobbForward will result in a series of project lists that will position the County for future implementation. Some projects will 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. Additionally, CobbForward will include County transit recommendations that can be incorporated into the region’s transit vision, which will be developed and managed by the newly formed Atlanta Transit Link Authority (The ATL).