Tuesday May 28th, 2024 3:55AM

Gwinnett County Launches ‘It’s Your Ride Gwinnett’ Educational Hub

By Logan Landers Anchor/Reporter

Gwinnett County has recently launched the ‘It’s Your Ride Gwinnett’ educational hub to help residents learn more about the Gwinnett Transit Plan and get answers to their questions.

The hub showcases proposed transit modes, benefits for the community, information about a potential transit referendum and features a monthly video series that highlights different components of the plan.  

“As our county grows, it’s important that we continue to enhance and expand our current transit system so our residents and community can move throughout Gwinnett and across the region with ease,” said Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson. “Our ‘It’s Your Ride Gwinnett’ educational hub serves to provide our residents with information about the plan so they understand the power that mobility can have in their lives now and in the future.” 

The plan aims to provide 100 percent transit coverage through the expansion of Gwinnett County's existing microtransit service.

The proposed services include an airport ride to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and additional transit transfer facilities. 

Back in January, the Board of Commissioners approved a notice of intent to call for a transit referendum.

This action is required by Georgia law before the Board can officially call for a transit referendum that, if approved by voters, could fund the proposed transit projects through a one-percent sales tax not to exceed 30 years.  

The one percent sales tax would be paid by all consumers who purchase goods within the county, shifting funding for transit away from Gwinnett’s property owners to all residents, businesses and visitors. 

Visit the educational hub to explore information about the Transit Plan visit here.

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