The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on July 21, 2020, approved placing a 1 percent sales tax to fund a wide range of transit projects on the November 3, 2020, ballot. This is a new sales tax created by action of the state legislature in 2018 to fund transit, and the Gwinnett County referendum will be the first one proposed under this new tax.
If approved by voters, the Transit Special Purpose Local Option Sales and Use Tax would run for 30 years and fund 82 transit projects that include premium high capacity services bus rapid transit (BRT) and arterial rapid transit (ART), enhanced and expanded coverage of the county by both local bus and express commuter bus service, on-demand micro-transit, and paratransit service. The proposed transit plan also features an extension of heavy rail from Doraville to Jimmy Carter Boulevard, subsidies for vanpools and transportation network companies, and funds to improve pedestrian connectivity to transit services.
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