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New bus route to connect Georgia State to Kennesaw

A new county bus route, Route 10X, will run from Kennesaw State University to the south end of Georgia State, has been approved by the Cobb County Commission, according to The Marietta Daily Journal.

The route is an $180,000 study for students in the Cobb Parkway Corridor. The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) would provide 80 percent of their $1.6 million grant towards the project, according the website.

It may have about 10 stops resulting in a possible 50 minute one-way trip. Free Wi-Fi and purchasing tickets on smartphones would be offered in the proposed route, according to Eric Meyer, the Cobb Dot planning manager on the website.

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Andrea Jones, the Georgia State’s Associate Vice President for Public Relations and Marketing Communications, said she has never heard of the program and it appears to be in its pilot phase.

ARC is a planning agency for the 10-county Atlanta area, according to their website

Conner Dougherty, senior history major, said the bus could enable more students to come to Georgia State from the Kennesaw area.

“I think a bus from Kennesaw would just be a really viable solution to a lot of kids problems with sitting in traffic everyday, coming 40 to 50 minute drives out of counties,” he said. “The bus would save environmentally and it would probably be cause for a lot more of high school kids from Kennesaw to want to come to Georgia State.”

He also said he would use the bus to go to Kennesaw.

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“If I knew somebody out there or if it was a reason I had work out there,” he said. “Maybe it would be a good cause for kids to get jobs in Kennesaw and take the bus back.”