Bus rapid transit on Cobb Pkwy could worsen traffic, study shows

A rendering of what Bus Rapid Transit would look like in Cobb County
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A rendering of what Bus Rapid Transit would look like in Cobb County

Cobb County’s controversial plan to build a $500 million bus rapid transit system on U.S. 41 (Cobb Parkway) could make congestion on the heavily traveled corridor even worse, according to a key environmental study.

The document, called an Environmental Assessment, was released in April and includes traffic modeling at five intersections along the route, which is home of Dobbins Air base, Lockheed-Martin, residential enclaves, WellStar Kennestone Hospital and the Braves new stadium with its mixed-use development.

A rendering of what Bus Rapid Transit would look like in Cobb County

A rendering of what Bus Rapid Transit would look like in Cobb County

Some intersections fared better than others in the analysis, which included traffic projections out to the year 2040. The full report by AJC Staff Writer Dan Klepal has all the details: http://myajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/controversial-brt-wont-reduce-traffic-jams-study-s/nm2dc/?icmp=AJC_internallink_071715_AJCtoMyAJC_BRT


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