The Department of Transportation (DOT) develops, manages, and operates the county's transportation systems.
Those systems include a vast network of roadways, sidewalks, and pathways; a transit system that provides public transportation services; and a general aviation airport that serves business and recreational flying needs.
More than 150 employees work in Cobb DOT’s seven divisions: administration, engineering, traffic operations, planning, airport, transit, and road maintenance. Working with partners in the community, DOT uses innovative technology to deliver high-impact results.
Transportation supports the county’s residents, businesses and visitors, and Cobb DOT is committed to keeping Cobb in motion.
Learn more about Cobb County DOT and read what employees have to say about their experience working at Cobb with our 2015 DOT Career Booklet.
Jim Wilgus, Director, 770-528-1645
Erica Parish, Deputy Director, 770-528-1635
Lynn Biggs, GIS Supervisor, 770-528-1638
Jeffrey Burns, Streetlight Program Administrator, 770-528-1691
Patrick Lewis, Right of Way Manager, 770-528-1617
Consists of the Department's Director and administrative staff who oversee all functions of the Department including the management of the Department’s budget and finances as well as personnel matters. This department also administers the county’s street lighting program (Streetlight Repair Form) as well as manages the right of way department, GIS and communications.
Karl Von Hagel, Division Manager, 770-528-1615
Exercises operational control and management of Cobb County Airport-McCollum Field, a general aviation airport. This division also initiates and implements programs to enhance the safety and efficiency of the facility.
Michael Francis, Transportation Division Manager/Chief Engineer, 770-528-1670
Meagean De La Cruz, Administrative Specialist, 770-528-1621
Tshiamala Katala, Environmental Compliance Engineer and PEACH Roads Manager, 770-590-6350
Vacant, Pre-Construction Engineer, 770-528-3692
Vacant, Construction Engineer, 770-528-1622
Jim Martinez, District 1 Engineer, 770-528-4375
Karyn Matthews, Acting District 2 Engineer, 770-528-1635
Vacant, District 3 Engineer, 770-528-1695
Russ Ford, District 4 Engineer, 770-420-6659
The Engineering Department develops designs for transportation improvements including roadway, pedestrian and infrastructure upgrades.
Manages construction of projects and coordinates with regional agencies to implement improvements.
Development Services provides transportation review and analysis of land development activity and maintains the DOT’s Development Standards.
Bill Shelton, Division Manager, 770-528-3686
Operates and maintains the County's roadway systems including bridges, right-of-way drainage, sidewalks and landscaping.
David Montanye, Traffic Operations Division Manager, 770-528-1684
Brook Martin, ITS Manager, 770-528-4065
Kelly Patrick, Traffic Engineer Supervisor, 770-528-1636
Phyllis Stallings, Utility Permitting Manager, 770-528-1643
Housed within the newly constructed Regional Transportation Management Center (RTMC), Traffic Operations oversees the couny's traffic signal systems (Traffic Signal Reporting Form) and operates an Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) (Traffic Cameras). The division also issues permits to utilities desiring to locate in County rights-of-way (Utilities) as well as oversees pavement marking and signage issues.
Vida Covington, Director, 770-427-4444
Cobb Community Transit (CCT) is the county's public transportation system including paratransit services for citizens with disabilities. Multiple Park and Ride Lots have been constructed throughout the County for the convenience of our patrons. This division oversees the contracted daily operations of CCT, and plans for system enhancements and expansion.
Eric Meyer, Planning Division Manager, 770-528-1539
Tracks development and population patterns to project future transportation needs and develop strategies to address those needs. These activities include modeling efforts, sidewalk and pathway system (Trails) development as well as transit planning. The division works closely with the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA), Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), Cobb’s municipalities and adjacent counties in the planning and programming of projects.