The $830 million, 29.7-mile Northwest Corridor will not, by itself, keep Cobb moving into the future, according to transportation planners, business leaders and elected officials. As Cobb continues to grow, they said, it will need a mix of large and small projects that tackle the region’s complex transportation problems. Those might be as simple as more express bus routes and as monumental as a commuter-rail system.
“We have a transportation gridlock problem,” said state Sen. Lindsey Tippins, R-West Cobb, who is also a member of the Senate Transportation Committee. “The solution is going to have to be multi-faceted. I don’t think there is a silver bullet that’s going to fix our transportation dilemma.”