Gwinnett voters rejected transit expansion in March 2019, but since then, county commissioners and others have been tweaking the plan to make it more appealing to voters. Now, commissioners must decide whether to put the $12 billion transit plan before voters in November. That decision must be made by the end of the month.
If they intend to, commissioners also must decide the funding source for the penny sales tax that will pay for the $12 billion plan. The choices are MARTA, in which case the regional transit agency would manage the entire Gwinnett system; or the new ATL tax, in which case MARTA would run the heavy rail, but the county could operate the rest of the system.