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Austell Town Hall on Flex Bus

A pilot bus service called Flex Route will soon be available to residents of District 4.

South Cobb residents are invited to attend a public meeting in Austell tonight to learn more about a new bus service called Flex Route.

The meeting, held by Cobb County officials, is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. today at the South Cobb Government Center located at 4700 Austell Road, Austell.

The Flex Route pilot bus service provided by Cobb Community Transit is expected to start this fall, and will be available to riders in District 4. The proposed route, funded by federal and local grants, will provide stops between Austell and Cumberland Mall.  

A Flex Route bus picks up and drops off passengers at designated stops, and also flexes off its route up to three-quarters of a mile to serve people who have difficulty getting to a regular bus stop.

This shared ride, public transportation service is designed to help serve the unmet mobility needs of the community by combining the benefits of traditional fixed routes and demand response services.

The route also has the flexibility to stop at places other than the regular bus stops when a passenger has made a reservation in advance. Requests for deviated service may be made on the preceding business day that service is requested. However, additional notice is recommended. Reservations may be made between the designated hours Monday through Friday.

If you are not able to make it to tonight's town hall, you can attend one of the following three upcoming public meetings:

  • 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, June 27: Ron Anderson Recreation Center, 3820 Macedonia Road, Powder Springs.
  • 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 18: South Cobb Public Library, 805 Clay Road, Mableton.
  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, July 20: Mable House Arts Center, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton.

For more information, visit cobbcct.org or call 770-427-4444.

Monica DeLancy June 17, 2013 at 02:38 PM
Please encourage residents to attend CCt flex bus meeting at the South Cobb Library on Tuesday June 18t 6pm-8pm. The first meeting only had 11 residents there and none were bus riders. I have encouraged residents that have teens to attend meeting because this help our teens get to jobs or social activities and not just hang out in the neighborhood. We must also plan for the future and underswtrand that just because you are driving today, it may not be the case all the time. Your situation can change with a blink of an eye.

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