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Cobb Studying the Transit Issue on Its Own

While some Cobb County officials are among the loudest opponents of public/mass transit aspects of the T-SPLOST project list, the Cobb Department of Transportation is waiting for the results from a study it commissioned that may well recommend that the county build a mass transit project. Cobb got a grant of mostly federal funds to launch the Northwest Transit Corridor Alternatives Analysis back in 2010, and now hopes to be able to relay some of its findings in time to educate Cobb voters before the T-SPLOST referendum in July. The study is a collaboration between the engineering firm project managing it and some 10 groups doing research, including several metro Atlanta universities. It will be most interesting to see how T-SPLOST opponents react if a study they commissioned recommends a light rail line. [Marietta Daily Journal]