Suggestions for the Transit Review Committee
Have a suggestion for improving transit in Gwinnett County? The Transit Review Committee wants to hear your ideas on what transit in Gwinnett should look like.
The Board of Commissioners passed a resolution on September 3, 2019 creating the Gwinnett County Transit Review Committee, a group of 13 citizens who will help to advise the Board on how to proceed in expanding transit in Gwinnett County to meet future demand. The committee is tasked with conducting a thoughtful and thorough review of Gwinnett's transit needs and the options for addressing those needs. The committee will present a written report with recommendations to the Board of Commissioners by December 31, 2019.
The committee was formed following a transit contract referendum in March 2019 in which voters did not approve a contract with MARTA to operate Gwinnett's transit system and a 38-year, one-percent sales tax to implement the Connect Gwinnett: Transit Plan. The Connect Gwinnett: Transit Plan detailed significant, short- and long-term expansion of transit in Gwinnett, including using various types of transit, adding more routes, and identifying funding sources.
As part of their review, the Transit Review Committee members may take a fresh look at the Connect Gwinnett: Transit Plan. The committee will analyze current and projected transit needs based on projected population and employment and the feasibility of various types of transit. The committee will also consider options suggested by the public during the referendum process.
The final report should include information that presents the scope of the committee's work and the basis of its recommendations, such as infrastructure needs, feasibility of proposed approaches, quality of life, and potential economic benefits and impacts.
Please share your ideas for Gwinnett County transit.