Department of Transportation
COBB COUNTY GOVERNMENT
Comprehensive Transportation PlanCobb County conducted a 22-month Comprehensive Transportation Planning (CTP) study. The project kick-off began in early 2006 with the completion of the study in 2008. The CTP is a long-range transportation study that will review and analyze existing transportation needs (mobility, transit, multi-use trails, and sidewalks, etc.) as well as future transportation needs.
In January 2006, Cobb County (unincorporated) and the six incorporated cities: Acworth, Austell, Kennesaw, Marietta , Powder Springs, and Smyrna joined forces to conduct a countywide comprehensive transportation plan. The focus of which is to connect transportation decisions to land use policies to better serve the County and the metro-region of Atlanta (all of the following files are pdf).
Cobb County 2030 Comprehensive Transportation Plan
Programmed Alternative Mode Improvements:
Programmed & Long Range Roadway Improvements:
Potential Alternative Mode Improvements:
Potential & Long Range Roadway Improvements:
August 2006 Public Meeting Minutes
The following is a synopsis of the four public meetings conducted on August 16-24, 2006. This was the August Public Meeting Powerpoint Presentation
April 2006 Public Meeting Minutes
The following is a synopsis of the eight public meetings conducted throughout Cobb County on April 10-20, 2006:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP)?
The Comprehensive Transportation Plan will establish a strategic, long-range comprehensive program to address the transportation challenges facing Cobb County and the municipalities now and into the future. The Plan will address all parts of the transportation system, including roads, bridges, sidewalks, bike facilities, transit and the potential for new systems such as passenger rail service.
Why is the Cobb County Transportation Plan (CTP) Unique?
The Cobb County Transportation Plan is unique because the County and its six cities- Acworth, Austell, Kennesaw, Marietta, Powder Springs and Smyrna are working together to develop a joint transportation plan to meet the needs of both the County as a whole and each City individually. The Plan will thus be able to provide the basis for a unified and integrated transportation network that facilitates the movement of people and goods and optimizes the use of resources.
What is the difference between the Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) and the SPLOST?
The SPLOST, approved by voters in 2005, addresses short range projects that will provide some immediate relief from transportation problems. The Comprehensive Transportation Plan is a long-range program that considers present and future demands on the transportation system. The Plan will evaluate the demands on the City and County’s transportation system into the future all the way to 2030. The recommendations will be phased into short-range (less than 10 years), mid-range (less than 15 years) and long-range (up to 25 years) packages. The results of this study will be used as input to the Atlanta Regional Commission for update of the Regional Transportation Plan and to establish eligibility for federal funding.
How long will the Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) take to complete?
The CTP will take 18 months to complete. The study work program is organized into two phases. Phase 1, to be completed by March 2007, addresses the transportation elements for development of City and County Comprehensive Plans. Phase 2 will follow with a targeted focus on the transportation challenges facing the County and City and will lead to the development of a Comprehensive Transportation Plan by October 2007.
How can I participate in developing the Comprehensive Transportation Plan?
There will be multiple opportunities to participate and provide input to the transportation plan development in the coming months. You can participate in the following ways:
How do I communicate with the Project?
What will the Comprehensive Transportation Plan include?
The Comprehensive Transportation Plan will include a package of improvements that identify projects for all of the modes, their cost and phasing by time period. Proposed projects will include an array of recommendations, such as:
Glossary of Transportation and Land Use Planning Terms