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Learn the facts about Gwinnett transit plan for November referendum
This November, Gwinnett residents will have the opportunity to invest in 82 major transit and infrastructure projects using a one-percent transit sales tax. Compared to previous plans, the Gwinnett Transit Plan funds more transportation choices and delivers them sooner, while giving Gwinnett County local control of funding, design, construction and operation of the transit system.
More impact. The Gwinnett Transit Plan enables transit service and infrastructure additions that positively impact more Gwinnett residents. As Gwinnett continues to experience rapid growth, this transit plan offers solutions to help address the challenges growth brings, particularly on roadways.
More options, delivered sooner. Critical portions of premium, high-capacity transit services – like bus rapid transit and arterial rapid transit – will be completed in the first 10 years of the Gwinnett Transit Plan. New microtransit and paratransit services, along with expanded bus, bike and pedestrian networks, will enhance transportation options across the county.
More connections to more jobs, now and in the future. Expanded commuter bus, vanpool and paratransit systems, plus added park-and-ride lots serving nearly every Gwinnett city, connect the county to major employment centers in Downtown/Midtown Atlanta, Buckhead, Perimeter, Emory/CDC, and Athens. These routes are further supplemented by new all-day service that provides access to park-and-ride lots from three MARTA rail stations.
Local control, putting Gwinnett County in charge of Gwinnett transit. The Gwinnett Transit Plan puts the county in control of its transit planning, funding, projects and services. The one-percent sales tax benefits Gwinnett to pay for local transit projects, with the assistance of federal and state dollars plus funds collected from fares. Only the rail line connecting Gwinnett’s new Multimodal Hub at Jimmy Carter Boulevard to MARTA’s Doraville Station will be operated by MARTA.
For more information about the transit plan and it would mean for the future of Gwinnett County, visit GwinnettTransitPlan.com.
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COVID-19 Pandemic Response
Local service – Starting Monday, June 1, Gwinnett County Transit will restrict boarding on local buses to 15 passengers in order to promote social distancing while still providing essential trips for people who need transit. Once a local bus reaches its 15-passenger capacity, it will display “Bus Full. Please wait for the next bus” until there is room on the bus. GCT also recommends passengers wear a face mask while riding on the bus.
Gwinnett County Transit customers using local buses will enter and exit buses using the REAR doors only, except for customers who require the accessibility ramp or kneeling function. Some seats on the local buses will not be accessible to promote social distancing. Because fare box equipment is located at the front door, Gwinnett County Transit is temporarily suspending fare collection on local buses.
Commuter service – Beginning Monday, June 1, Gwinnett County Transit will run commuter express bus routes to downtown Atlanta on a reduced schedule and will continue to suspend fare box collections until further notice.
Routes 110 and 103A will run on their regular, full schedule, effective Monday, August 31.
Gwinnett County Transit encourages riders to follow CDC guidelines and wear a face mask while on the bus. To continue practicing social distancing, only 14 passengers will be permitted on a commuter bus at a time.
Local and Commuter service – To limit the spread of COVID-19, when available, hand sanitizer and face masks will be placed on buses for passenger use. We are also deep cleaning all buses and vans daily, an increase from once a month. The cleaning products used for deep cleaning kill germs at a rate of 99.9 percent. Gwinnett County Transit strongly recommends that passengers follow the CDC guidance on wearing a face mask.
Gwinnett County Transit began express bus service in 2001 and local bus service in 2002. GCT operates commuter express bus, local bus and paratransit service as part of the department mission to “enhance quality of life by facilitating the mobility of people and goods safely and efficiently.”
Commuter express bus service operates Monday through Friday and includes five routes using the HOT lane on I-85. Park and ride lots at I-985, Sugarloaf Mills and Indian Trail have been built or upgraded to provide free and convenient parking for bus riders. Local bus service operates seven routes Monday through Saturday connecting neighborhoods and businesses to Gwinnett County's many cultural, shopping and educational opportunities. Paratransit service for qualifying persons with disabilities operates in conjunction with the local bus service.
Customer service is available at 770.822.5010 Monday through Friday from 6:00am to 8:00pm and Saturday from 7:00am to 8:00pm.
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Gwinnett County Transit
- GDOT - Georgia Department of Transportation
- GA 511 / Georgia Navigator (GA DOT traffic site)
- ARC (Atlanta Regional Commission)
- GRTA (Georgia Regional Transportation Authority) Xpress Service
- MARTA (the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority)
- Cobb County Transit (CobbLinc)
- GA Commute Options