For a number of years, comprehensive transportation plans in the Northwest Corridor of Atlanta have identified the need for a high capacity transit system along I-75/US 41. To continue the planning process toward implementing a system, Cobb County DOT applied for and was awarded a grant from the FTA to perform an Alternatives Analysis (AA) Study to evaluate various modes and develop a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA). As the Program Manager, Croy’s primary role was serving as the liaison to manage, administer, and coordinate the work effort of the consulting firms conducting the diverse components of the study, as well as to develop and implement the Project Management Plan (PMP).
- With the goal of ultimately implementing the LPA high capacity transit system, an AA Study of this magnitude impacts a large number of governmental agencies, institutions, business and property owners, as well as the citizens that live, work, and travel in the Northwest Corridor. Croy had the responsibility of coordinating all communication activities between Cobb County, the AA Study team, and these affected groups.
- Croy facilitated the meetings where each of these diverse interests was presented, and participated in public presentations to the Board of Commissioners.
- Croy managed all of the financial transactions for the study, and made overall project financial status available at regular intervals as well as on an on-demand basis.
- Finally, Croy compiled and edited all of the work product from the consultant team, ultimately drafting and producing the final document that was submitted to the FTA.