Gwinnett County Transit Tax: What You Need to Know

Gwinnett County Transit Tax: What You Need to Know

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🗳️ The Referendum: Gwinnett County residents will have the opportunity to shape the future of their transportation system on November 5, as the Board of Commissioners has approved a long talked about transit referendum to be placed on the General Election ballot.

💰 Funding the Plan:

  • If approved by voters, the referendum would impose a one percent sales tax for 30 years.
  • The tax would fund up to 75 transit projects throughout Gwinnett County.
  • This Transit SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) aims to distribute the financial responsibility more equitably among all residents, businesses, and visitors, rather than placing the burden solely on property owners.

🚍 Proposed Improvements:

  • The transit plan includes an airport ride to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, making travel more convenient for Gwinnett residents.
  • Local bus service would be enhanced and expanded, providing better coverage throughout the county.
  • Additional transit transfer facilities would be constructed to facilitate smoother connections between routes.
  • Microtransit, a flexible and on-demand transportation option, would be expanded to provide 100 percent countywide coverage.

🚫 What’s Not Included: The new transit referendum does not include heavy rail or MARTA expansion within Gwinnett County.

🗣️ Community-Driven Process:

  • Gwinnett Transportation prioritized feedback from residents when forming the transit plan, ensuring that the proposed improvements align with the community’s needs and preferences.
  • Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson expressed pride in the collective effort to develop a plan that could positively impact the daily lives of all Gwinnett residents.

🌇 Shaping Gwinnett’s Future: The dedicated Transit SPLOST, if approved, would help reduce traffic congestion, improve accessibility, and connect neighborhoods and businesses throughout the county.

🗣️ Your Take: How do you think the proposed transit improvements could impact your daily life and the future of Gwinnett County? Share your thoughts on the importance of accessible, efficient, and sustainable transportation in the comments below.


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