New Xpress bus route will connect Cobb to key Perimeter MARTA stations

Folks in West Cobb will have a new link to the Perimeter area MARTA stations, and it’ll be free to use its first two weeks.

Route 482 will stretch from the Big Shanty park-and-ride lot of Kennesaw’s Town Center at Cobb to Medical Center MARTA Station, the State Road and Tollway Authority recently announced.

The routes will make stops at at the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody MARTA stations.

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The new service, SRTA said, is to help give people different commuting options to the Perimeter area, which has many offices.

“The service is also expected to provide additional transportation options for commuters during the reconstruction of the I-285/GA-400 interchange,” the agency said in a news release. That project is expected to bring even more traffic to the northern Perimeter area.

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From when the route starts on Aug. 1 to Aug. 14, it’ll be free to ride, the agency said.

After that, an SRTA spokesman said the fares will go as follows: $4 for one way or $7 for round trip, 10 trip passes will be $35 and 31-day passes will cost $125.

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Xpress customers who use the Breeze card to pay their fare will get free MARTA transfers, SRTA said.

Gwinnett County is also getting a new Xpress route to the Perimeter that’ll be free its first two weeks.  Xpress currently has two routes to the Perimeter area, one from Conyers and the other from Cumming.

Here is route 482’s path and schedule:

Xpress bus route 482

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