More Options

The transit funding plan being voted on November 3rd brings more transit options to nearly everyone in the county, sooner. New service to Downtown/Midtown Atlanta, Buckhead, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; new BRT and ART services; and more buses, bikes, pedestrian, paratransit and vanpool services are in the Gwinnett Transit Plan. Expanding local bus service means shorter wait times and more reliable access to the transit residents need – when it’s needed. And paratransit coverage will triple, serving people with mobility challenges in 74 percent of the county’s land area, up from 20 percent currently.

New and expanded transit options for Gwinnett include:

The addition of premium, high-capacity services like rail, bus rapid transit (BRT) and arterial rapid transit (ART).

  • This decade, four of these premium, high-capacity routes will be available. Implementing new services earlier means greater transportation access for Gwinnett residents; an estimated 288 percent increase in 2017 population that is within half a mile of a BRT or ART stop at year 10 compared to the previous transit plan.

BRT bypasses traffic, traveling primarily in bus-only lanes and only stopping at specific stations, making for faster travel across Gwinnett.

  • Projects include connections between the Multimodal Hub at Jimmy Carter Boulevard and the Sugarloaf Mills park-and-ride lot, Lawrenceville and Peachtree Corners (including connections to Georgia Gwinnett College and Gwinnett Tech), and Snellville and the Indian Creek MARTA Station in eastern DeKalb County as well as between the Infinite Energy Center and the Mall of Georgia.

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 with signal priority, going around major backups on heavily traveled corridors and stopping less frequently than local buses.
  • Projects include connections between Sugarloaf Mills and Doraville, Multimodal Hub and Infinite Energy Center, Multimodal Hub and Alpharetta/North Fulton, Snellville and Peachtree Corners, Snellville and the Mall of Georgia/I-985, Lilburn and Tucker, as well as Peachtree Corners and Perimeter Center.

A planned Multimodal Hub at Jimmy Carter Boulevard connects to MARTA’s Gold Line rail, avoiding roadway congestion near that station.

  • The planned Multimodal Hub is a major connection point for local and regional transportation services in Gwinnett. From the Multimodal Hub, residents can connect across the county and the region, with a one-seat ride to Alpharetta/North Fulton, Buckhead, Downtown/Midtown Atlanta, Tucker and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Expansion of local bus service with shortened wait times and the addition of Sunday service to all routes.

  • 16 new routes with new service to Snellville, Suwanee, Sugar Hill, Buford and other areas.
  • Improvements to the existing 7 routes serving Lilburn, Lawrenceville, Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake and Duluth.
  • More frequent service, starting earlier, ending later and including Sunday service.

8 new microtransit zones, offering 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.

  • 7 of these zones will be up and running within the first 10 years.

Expanded paratransit services provide on-demand access for people with mobility challenges.

  • Compared to the previous transit plan, paratransit service expansion provides a 14% increase in service for the 2017 population with access to paratransit.

Funding for initial planning for SR 316 managed lanes, making transit routes even faster through this corridor. 

Bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout the county allow for safer, greener access to transit and other services.

Two new transit centers, in downtown Lawrenceville and at Georgia Gwinnett College, will be connection points for BRT, ART, local bus and commuter bus.

Two new transit centers, in downtown Lawrenceville and at Georgia Gwinnett College, will be connection points for BRT, ART, local bus and commuter bus.

New bus rapid transit line provides premium service and connections to MARTA’s Indian Creek rail station.

New bus rapid transit line provides premium service and connections to MARTA’s Indian Creek rail station.