An online survey by the Cobb County Department of Transportation is available to help county officials set transportation priorities through 2050. (Courtesy of Cobb County)

Cobb DOT survey responses requested

The Cobb County Department of Transportation has made an online survey available to help county officials set transportation priorities through 2050.

Known as CobbForward, the Cobb County Comprehensive Transportation Plan is a long-range multimodal transportation plan that will assess existing and future transportation needs, including roadways, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, transit services and freight, according to a county statement.

Cobb County last completed a Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) in 2013. With the population increase since then, transportation needs have shifted within Cobb County and the region.

CTP goals are to identify transportation priorities through 2050, to establish a relationship between local and regional expectations and to identify potential project funding sources.

The CTP will result in project lists for Cobb’s next round of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) projects as well as the region’s transit vision developed by the newly formed Atlanta Transit Link Authority (The ATL).

CobbForward also will consider new technologies and innovative solutions that can enhance Cobb’s future transportation system.

To help set the direction for the plan, Cobb officials want to know responders’ top priorities for transportation in Cobb.

Those priorities include support equitable access, improve health and safety, use innovative tech, be cost effective, integrate land use/design and enhance mobility.

Besides this priority ranking, other topics are funding allocation, map it and stay involved.

Funding allocation topics are maintain roads and bridges, widen roads, new roads, signal timing, transit service, turn lanes at intersections, innovative technologies and sidewalks/trails/bicycle lanes.

“Map It” means identify needs by dragging markers to specific locations and answering a question.

Survey: CobbForward.MetroQuest.com

Information: CobbDOT.org

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