MARTA board approves historic Gwinnett contract MARTA’s Board of Directors unanimously approved a contract to expand transit service in Gwinnett Gwinnett County’s Board of Commissioners already approved the contract with MARTA The next hurdle will be a public referendum on the matter, which is scheduled for March The plan recommends a rail line from the existing Doraville MARTA station to a new hub in the Norcross area It also recommends bus rapid transit and greatly expanded local bus service

Gwinnett’s transit plan: A quick guide

Here are key recommendations froom a multibillion-dollar transit development plan recently adoped by Gwinnett

GWINNETT’S TRANSIT PLAN

The multibillion-dollar transit development plan recently adoped by Gwinnett is intended to guide the future of mass transit in the county. Recommendations include undertaking the following projects over the next 30 years:

A 4.5-mile heavy rail extension from the Doraville MARTA station to a new “multimodal hub” near the Norcross-area intersection of Jimmy Carter Boulevard and I-85.

A bus-rapid transit (BRT) line between the Norcross hub and the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.

More BRT lines extending east near Ga. 316 and into downtown Lawrenceville, and north down Pleasant Hill Road before stretching west through Berkeley Lake and Peachtree Corners.

New local bus routes down U.S. 78 into DeKalb County.Several new park-and-rides for express bus service to the Atlanta area.

An extensive corridor for rapid bus service, which is different from BRT in that it doesn’t operate in dedicated lanes, throughout the entire county.

> READ MORE: A voter guide to the Gwinnett MARTA referendum on March 19, 2019

Gwinnett County’s transit plan includes a 4.5-mile heavy rail extension from the Doraville MARTA station to a new “multimodal hub” near the Norcross-area intersection of Jimmy Carter Boulevard and I-85. BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM
Photo: Bob Andres/bandres@ajc.com

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