MARIETTA — U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said he believes Cobb County can obtain federal funding to help pay for a proposed $494 million bus rapid transit line connecting Kennesaw State University with Midtown Atlanta.
“I arranged a meeting at the Department of Transportation with (Secretary of Transportation) Anthony Foxx and Tim Lee and the Cobb DOT director,” Isakson said Saturday. “It’s gonna take a lot of work, but I think it’s going to be done.”
Isakson said he believes the Cobb government has convinced Foxx that the project would alleviate traffic on Interstate 75, which was enough to procure federal funds.
The plan is for the bus route to run on the reversible, tolled lanes expected to open on I-75 in 2018, as well as along a new, dedicated lane on Cobb Parkway.