CobbLinc bus facility renovations approved

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners approved 5-0 May 8 a federal/county contract for renovations at the CobbLinc Bus Fueling Station and Bus Wash Facility.

Built in 2002, these structures are between Commerce Park Drive and South Marietta Parkway near Fairground Street.

The contract was awarded to Cooper and Company General Contractors, Inc. for $5,374,864.

Of that amount, 80 percent, or $4,299,891, will be paid by Federal Transit Administration grant funding.

The county’s required local match of 20 percent, or $1,074,973, is available in the approved Transit Grant Fund.

Outdated technology has become an ongoing maintenance issue at these facilities, creating environmental, safety and security hazards, according to Cobb Transportation Agency Interim Director Erica Parish.

With upgraded technology, this renovation project will consist of improvements to the existing fuel island and bus wash facility to meet the Transit Division’s growing needs and increased service levels, she said.

In recent years, other expenditures approved were:

  • $232,036 for Phase 1 of CobbLinc Maintenance Facility renovations to Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. in March 2015.
  • $332,582 for Phase 2 of CobbLinc Maintenance Facility renovations, also to Kimley-Horn and Associates, in August 2015.
  • $6,000 for pre-construction services for CobbLinc Bus Fueling Station and Bus Wash Facility to Cooper and Company in January 2017.