Cobb County, GA: Commissioners hear details of replacing Flex bus service with ride-sharing partnership

County commissioners got an in-depth look at the impacts of replacing its Flex bus service in south Cobb with a partnership with a ride-sharing service on Monday.

Eric Meyer, planning division manager for the county transportation department, told commissioners that replacing the Flex routes with a partnership with a ride-sharing company could lower costs, grow ridership and fill gaps in the county’s transit service. Ride-sharing services use mobile phone applications to connect drivers with riders, similar to taxi services.