Cobb transportation officials address BRT, bikes, Braves at town hall meeting

KENNESAW — On the heels of the groundbreaking ceremony for SunTrust Park, the 41,500-seat…

Georgia (Sep 22, 2014) — KENNESAW — On the heels of the groundbreaking ceremony for SunTrust Park, the 41,500-seat stadium for the Atlanta Braves, leaders of transportation agencies in Cobb met Thursday to assure residents they are working to improve the county’s roads.

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About 100 people attended the town hall meeting at Kennesaw State University’s Continuing Education Center.

Residents attended with varied agendas. Some wanted improvements made to the county’s community transit bus system, others advocated for more biking trails and another resident wanted county Chairman Tim Lee’s proposed bus-rapid transit system.

Charley Levinson, who works at BCT Printing in Norcross and ran for Marietta mayor in the last election season, said he uses mass transit every day to get to work, and he wants the county to implement a bus rapid transit system. 

“I hope it’s in the works soon,” Levinson said. “It’s either the BRT or nothing, and nothing is the absolute worst thing for this county.”

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