Snellville and other eastern parts of Gwinnett County have long lacked access to public transportation. The county’s first transit operations in Snellville launched in recent weeks: an on-demand flex transit program, which operates within a specific radius.If voters approve a referendum to bring MARTA into Gwinnett County, Snellville residents’ options will increase.
Gwinnett County’s MARTA plan would bring bus rapid transit, rapid buses, new local bus routes and a new park-and-ride to Snellville. The plan also includes programs to subsidize Uber and Lyft rides to transit stations and paratransit for those with disabilities.
Here’s what Snellville will get if the referendum is passed:
Within 5 years
• New local bus route from Snellville Park-and-Ride to Georgia Gwinnett College
• New local bus route from Snellville Park-and-Ride to Goldsmith Park-and-Ride (DeKalb County)
• Paratransit service
Within 10 to 30 years
• New bus rapid transit route from Snellville Park-and-Ride to Indian Creek MARTA station
• New rapid bus route from downtown Snellville to Peachtree Corners Transit Center
• New rapid bus route from Snellville Park-and-Ride to Mall of Georgia/I-985 Park-and-Ride with a stop at the Lawrenceville Transit Center
Early voting has begun for the referendum. You can cast a ballot from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Gwinnett County elections office at 455 Grayson Highway in Lawrenceville every day through March 15 — that includes Saturdays and Sundays. There are also seven satellite voting locations that open on March 4.
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