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MARIETTA: CCT fares go up on Oct. 1

MARIETTA: CCT fares go up on Oct. 1

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Cobb County commissioners have decided to raise fares for Cobb Community Transit.

The Marietta Daily Journal reports that commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to raise the fares, a decision that comes less than a year after fares were last increased.

Authorities say local one-way trips for adult riders will increase from $2 to $2.50. One-way trips on the heavily-used Express buses will go from $4 to $5.

The new fares will take effect Oct. 1.

New transportation project opening to reduce traffic in Cobb

New transportation project opening to reduce traffic in Cobb

Cobb County --  Cobb dignitaries will celebrate the Windy Hill Road ribbon cutting 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road. .

The ceremony will officially open two miles of newly-constructed roadway which connects Windy Hill Road to Macland Road. This project will provide long-term congestion relief for the county and aligns with Cobb's commitment to reduce traffic congestion and improve transportation needs.

Find transportation options after bus routes discontinued today

Find transportation options after bus routes discontinued today

Cobb County --  At midnight on Aug. 1, Cobb Community Transit bus service on routes 35, 65 and 70 will be discontinued.

To make the transition as smooth as possible for all affected residents, Cobb Department of Transportation staff is offering guidance and information on other transportation options. These options include: carpooling and vanpooling; shuttle services; bicycling; telecommuting; walking and private transportation vendors.

For travel training, trip planning or more information about your personalized mobility, contact DOT's planning division at 770-528-1679 or planning@cobbcounty.org.

The Cobb County Transportation Resource Directory provides information about various options available.

Expect delays around Perimeter, town this weekend

Expect delays around Perimeter, town this weekend

ATLANTA -- Weekend road work could create gridlock on the top end of Interstate 285 this weekend. Here's how to get around it and other construction projects across the region.

Clayton/Fulton

I-75 NB from I-285 (Exit 238) to Cleveland Ave. (Exit 244) 
Fri. 9 p.m. - Mon. 5 a.m. 
3 right lanes

I-75 NB from I-85 (Exit 242) to University Ave. (Exit 244)
Fri. 9 p.m.  - Mon 5 a.m. 
3 right lanes

Toll lanes coming to I-75, 575

Toll lanes coming to I-75, 575

ATLANTA -- Georgia is now one step closer to relieving traffic for thousands of commuters from Cobb and Cherokee County.

Tuesday, Governor Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced the state has been awarded a federal loan of $270 million, money to help build reversible toll lanes along stretches of I-75 and 575.

Mayor Reed said the project will make transportation to and from Atlanta "easier, more convenient. It's going to generate jobs and it's going to get families to and from the city and work."

Federal approval of the loan follows a presentation Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed gave in Washington last month to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

The Republican governor and Democratic mayor extolled the project's potential to ease traffic congestion and create jobs.

Gas prices ticking back up

Gas prices ticking back up

ATLANTA -- Gas prices rose in Georgia for the second week in a row as oil prices continued to climb, according to AAA Auto Club South.

The price per gallon of gasoline in Georgia now averages $3.66, compared with $3.57 a week ago, $3.58 a month ago and $2.57 a year ago.

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The national average price of unleaded regular gasoline is $3.67 a gallon -- 5 cents more than last week.

AAA Auto Club South said oil prices continued to increase last week as investor optimism about the economic recovery drove prices higher coupled with momentum from a weakened U.S. dollar. Oil prices closed Friday at $97.49 a barrel on the New York Stock Exchange -- $1.29 more than the week prior.

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Road work ahead: How to avoid it

Road work ahead: How to avoid it

ATLANTA -- All the road construction around Metro Atlanta this weekend may give you flashbacks to weekday rush hour traffic, particularly on the Perimeter near Spaghetti Junction.

Cherokee

I-575 NB at 1 mile South of Sixes Road (MP10)
7 a.m. Sat. - 5 p.m. Sun.
1 right lane - Traffic will be paced

Alternate: Exit onto Towne Lake Pkwy. (Exit 8) and turn right. Follow Towne Lake Pkwy. to S. Main St. and turn left. Follow S. Main St. across the Little River where it becomes Old Hwy. 5. Follow Old Hwy. 5 to to sixes Road and turn left. Follow Sixes Road back to I-575 Northbound.

Clayton

I-75 SB from Tara Blvd. (Exit 235) to Mt. Zion Blvd. (Exit 231)
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Sat.
2 right lanes -- Traffic will be paced