Fare increase and service cuts could be in the future of Cobb County’s transit system, CCT.

CCT buses now will be known as CobbLinc

A model bus has arrived in Cobb that will be branded as CobbLinc instead of Cobb Community Transit or CCT.

In September the transit system announced its name change as part of a rebranding after its approval by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners.

CobbLinc Director Vida Covington said the new buses will have on-board Wi-Fi capabilities and enhanced real-time passenger information systems that will lead to the development of a mobile app to be introduced later this year.

The Wi-Fi and mobile app abilities will not be activated until CobbLinc’s new AVL system is installed this summer.

Of the existing fleet of 101 buses, 31 will be replaced with the new buses and four will be added to bring the fleet to 105.

Two of the 35 buses will be fueled with compressed natural gas, a clean gasoline alternative that can emit up to 90 percent fewer emissions than gasoline.

All 35 buses are scheduled to arrive in Cobb by late spring or early summer.

Information: 770-528-1614, Vida.Covington@cobbcounty.org.

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