A firm that has been paid about $700,000 to study Cobb’s transit system could be paid about $156,000 more to remain in the driver’s seat as the county potentially heads toward expanded transit options.
In February 2017, the Board of Commissioners unanimously agreed to pay San Francisco-based transportation consultant Nelson\Nygaard $696,539 to review the county’s transit service, CobbLinc.
In April, commissioners approved a no-cost contract extension through Dec. 1, 2019, following the county’s delay to sign the contract with the firm. Their decision came just days before Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 930 — far-reaching transit legislation that allows the creation of a new regional commission to oversee new transit projects in the metro area