The study would cost up to $16.2 million, with MARTA paying most of the tab. Among other things, it will determine the best places to establish transit stations along the Perimeter.
The transit service would cross numerous jurisdictional boundaries. On Wednesday representatives of GDOT, MARTA, the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority and Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties signed an agreement to study the project.
The signers hailed the agreement as a milestone in regional cooperation.
“Cobb County is not an island of itself,” said Cobb Commission Chair Lisa Cupid. “The better we are as a region the better we are as a county.”
Plans for station locations along the route are expected to be finished this year.