Thursday May 23rd, 2024 1:40AM

Gwinnett County launches microtransit pilot

By AccessWDUN Staff

Gwinnett County launched its microtransit pilot in Norcross Tuesday with the aim of improving mobility throughout the area.

The Gateway 85 Community Improvement District and the city of Norcross will combine resources to improve mobility in a zone around Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Interstate 85 starting later this year according to officials.

Approximately 36,000 residents in Norcross will have access to the new Southwest Gwinnett Microtransit Pilot. The area to be served has been identified as having socioeconomic disparities, with more than half of household incomes falling below 60% of the area median income, officials said Tuesday.

“By leveraging our resources and expertise to expand microtransit, we’re charting a new course that will serve our diverse community’s transportation needs,” said Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson. “Strong partnerships like this one are instrumental in helping us achieve mobility for all.”

The pilot will operate 14 hours a day Monday through Saturday, excluding holidays, for one year. Gwinnett County will provide four vehicles and manage operations.

The estimated $1.3 million cost of the program will be funded 44% each by Gwinnett County and the Gateway85 CID, with the city of Norcross contributing the remainder, according to officials with the program.

The agreement between the three entities will be in effect from Aug. 1, through July 31, 2025.

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