More Impact

Premium, high-speed services like rail, bus rapid transit (BRT) and arterial rapid transit (ART), highlight the 82 major transit and infrastructure projects in the new Gwinnett Transit Plan. BRT operates in dedicated travel lanes not available to other vehicles, and ART operates in a combination of dedicated and shared highway lanes. A planned Multimodal Hub at Jimmy Carter Boulevard will extend rail to MARTA’s Doraville Station, avoiding roadway congestion near that station. Expanded Gwinnett bus service will allow for shorter wait times, additional Sunday service and more direct connections. Enhanced bike and pedestrian networks connecting to transit will create a seamless system. Even planning for SR 316 managed lanes is included to make Gwinnett transit even faster. Gwinnett is growing at a rapid pace and the transit options need to keep up with that growth. The Gwinnett Transit Plan positively impacts Gwinnett residents now, and in the future.

Highlights of the full plan include:

A new Multimodal Hub near Interstate 85 at Jimmy Carter Boulevard, creating a major connection point for local and regional services.
  • Extension of the MARTA Gold Line will connect from the Doraville MARTA Station to the Multimodal Hub.
  • From this hub, residents can connect across the county and throughout the metro Atlanta region, with a one-seat ride to many Gwinnett destinations as well as to Alpharetta/North Fulton, Buckhead, Downtown/Midtown Atlanta, Tucker and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

MARTA trains are considered heavy rail, an electric railway completely separated from all other types of traffic, enabling a high-speed connection to the region.

Four bus rapid transit (BRT) routes, traveling primarily in dedicated lanes not available to other vehicles. BRT will connect the following locations:
  • Doraville and Sugarloaf Mills via the Multimodal Hub and Satellite Boulevard corridor
  • Lawrenceville and Peachtree Corners via Georgia Gwinnett College, Gwinnett Tech and Gwinnett Place
  • Snellville and Indian Creek MARTA Station via US 78
  • Infinite Energy Center and Mall of Georgia via Satellite Boulevard

Bus rapid transit (BRT) bypasses traffic, traveling primarily in bus-only lanes and only stopping at specific stations, making for faster travel across Gwinnett in these premium, high-capacity vehicles.

Seven arterial rapid transit (ART) routes between the following locations:
  • Doraville and Sugarloaf Mills via SR 141
  • Multimodal Hub and Sugarloaf Mills via Steve Reynolds Boulevard
  • Snellville and Peachtree Corners via Ronald Reagan Parkway and Pleasant Hill Road
  • Snellville and Mall of Georgia/I-985 via Scenic Highway and Buford Drive
  • Multimodal Hub and Alpharetta/Mansell Road park-and-ride lot via Jimmy Carter Boulevard/Holcomb Bridge Road and SR 400
  • Lilburn and Tucker via US 29
  • Peachtree Corners and Perimeter Center via SR 141 and I-285

Arterial rapid transit (ART) gets more people where they need to go, traveling in major corridors across the county with high-capacity, premium vehicles. ART moves ahead of traffic in “queue-jumper” lanes that go around major backups on heavily traveled corridors, stopping less frequently than local buses.

13 Commuter routes

Commuter bus routes take workers from park-and-ride lots to major employment centers across the region, connecting to Downtown/Midtown Atlanta, Emory/CDC, Perimeter Center and Buckhead from 9 park-and-ride lots across the county.

23 Local bus routes – including improvements to the existing 7 routes plus 16 new routes – improving coverage and connectivity across the county

More frequent service, starting earlier, ending later and including Sunday service.

8 Microtransit zones, offering app-based, on-demand pick-up and drop-off bus service to transit and community destinations.

Microtransit is offered in 8 defined geographic areas throughout the county, supplementing other transit routes.

Three Direct Connect routes
  • Providing all-day service to Gwinnett park-and-ride lots from three MARTA rail stations.

Direct Connect supplements commuter bus service, offering schedule flexibility for things like doctor’s appointments or childcare.

Major expansion of paratransit service
  • In the Gwinnett Transit Plan, paratransit coverage more than triples, from covering 20% of Gwinnett County’s land area currently to covering 74%.

Paratransit services provides door-to-door service for those with mobility challenges.

Not only does the Gwinnett Transit Plan provide a tremendous increase in transit service for Gwinnett County, it offers many new improvements to transit infrastructure, including:

  • Addition of a new maintenance facility in the Lawrenceville area
  • Upgrades to the Gwinnett Place Transit Center
  • New transit centers at Downtown Lawrenceville, Georgia Gwinnett College and Infinite Energy Center
  • New park-and-ride lots in Dacula, Lawrenceville, Loganville, North I-85 and Peachtree Corners
  • Upgrades to existing park-and-ride lots at Sugarloaf, Snellville, and I-985 in Buford
  • Funds for initial planning for SR 316 managed lanes, making transit even faster
  • Funds for upgrades to local bus stops
  • Funds for bicycle and pedestrian improvements
  • Subsidies for vanpool programs
  • Subsidies for Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) for individuals outside of traditional transit service areas to access the transit system
One of the first microtransit zones in the county is coming to the Buford and Sugar Hill area, offering on-demand service connecting the cities to each other and the I-985 Park-and-Ride.

One of the first microtransit zones in the county is coming to the Buford and Sugar Hill area, offering on-demand service connecting the cities to each other and the I-985 Park-and-Ride.