Cobb County Government

Environmental Assessment

Connect Cobb Northwest Atlanta Corridor Environmental Assessment FTA Issues a Finding of No Significant Impact

On April 1, 2016, the Federal Trasnit Administration (FTA) Region IV Administrator issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on the Connect Cobb environmental Assessment.

Finding of No Significant Impact pdf iconrs


Public Hearing Open House

On June 29, 2015, FTA and Cobb County DOT hosted a public hearing open house for the proposed Connect Cobb project from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cobb County Department of Transportation (DOT), 1890 County Services Parkway, Marietta, GA 30008.

The open house provided the public with an opportunity to review the EA and its findings and ask questions and comment on the project. There was no formal presentation. 

For those unable to attend the Open House, the information handouts and boards that were on display at the Open House are available below. In addition, the EA is available below. Paper copies of the EA are also available at the Cobb County DOT office (1890 County Services Parkway | Marietta, GA 30008).

Written statements will be accepted concerning the project until July 14, 2015. Statements may be emailed to or mailed to: Mr. Marty Sewell, Connect Cobb EA Project Manager, Cobb County DOT, 1890 County Services Pkwy, Marietta, GA, 30008-4014. All comments received will be part of the official record. 


Open House Information Boards and Handouts

What is Connect Cobb?

What is the Proposed Project?

Proposed Project Map

Alignment Map

Station Types

Arts Center Routing and Configuration

Issues Studied and Project Impacts/Benefits

Section 106 - Historic Properties

Conceptual Estimate of Probable Costs Summary

Alternatives Analysis and Environmental Assessment Outreach

Planning Activities and Approvals

How to Comment

Open House Handouts


Environmental Assessment (EA) is approved!

In April 2015, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) approved the EA for the Connect Cobb project for public review. Included in the EA process is a detailed evaluation of the benefits and impacts of the proposed improvements to the natural, built and social environments; preparation of ridership and travel time forecasts; and calculation of probable construction costs. 

Following the close of the comment period on July 14, 2015, FTA and CCDOT will consider all comments submitted. Based on the information in the EA and the comments, FTA will make a determination on the extent of the environmental impacts.



Connect Cobb Corridor Environmental Assessment (April 2015)

Appendix A: Agency Correspondence

Appendix B: Meeting Summaries

Appendix C: Transportation Supporting Information

Appendix D: Land Use Supporting Information

Appendix E: Cultural Resources
Part 1
Part 2

Appendix F: Hazardous Materials Supporting Information

Appendix G: Noise Supporting Information

Appendix H: Air Quality Supporting Information and Correspondence

Appendix I: Ecology
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Appendix J: Environmental Justice Supporting Information

Appendix K: Concept Plan Exhibits

Appendix L: List of References


Frequently Asked Questions

DOT Notification to the FTA (6/15/15)

FTA Response to Questions from The Atlanta Journal Constitution (6/18/15)

DOT Response to Connect Cobb Questions (6/23/15)

More FAQs available on the TIGER grant information page.


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For more information, please contact Kristine Hansen-Dederick  at 404-377-9147 or


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