Like the ARC's study, early surveys from Gwinnett's transit development plan suggested the county may be willing to pay more in taxes to fund new transit options. About 65 percent of the 3,674 residents surveyed by the county said they would "strongly support" or "somewhat support" a new sales tax to fund transit expansion.
Nash has said any expanded transit would likely have to be paid for through a sales tax. Gwinnett voters have regularly approved penny sales taxes for local transportation projects in recent years, but have historically had less of an appetite for increased property taxes.
Gwinnett County Transit currently consists of six local bus routes that run almost exclusively on the western end of the county, as well as five express routes to locations inside I-285. It serves about 5,000 people a day.
Gwinnett’s Department of Transportation and consultants Kimley-Horn hope to present recommendations based on the transit study sometime in the first quarter of 2018.
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Authorities said it would help alleviate traffic in the area.