Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Study

The Sugarloaf, Gwinnett Place, and Gateway85 Gwinnett CIDs, in partnership with Gwinnett County, have initiated a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor Study for a route that would link the Infinite Energy Center and Sugarloaf Mills to Norcross and the MARTA rail system. This study will build upon the work of the Comprehensive Transit Development Plan and the Gwinnett County Unified Plan. It will culminate in plans for:

  • Station Area Design Guidelines
  • Funding Options
  • Corridor Preservation
  • Performance Measures
  • Implementation Strategies

These plans will be vetted through a broad community outreach effort. The study is funded by a grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission.

See below for some quick facts and stay tuned for more details and upcoming meetings.

QUICK FACTS

What is BRT?

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is high capacity transit that offers fast, comfortable, and reliable service that functions similarly to a light rail or metro system. It does this because it runs in a dedicated lane. It has iconic stations, off-board fare collection, and fast and frequent operations. There are currently no BRT systems operating in Metro Atlanta.

How is it different?

BRT offers the benefits of rail, but it can be built much more quickly. BRT will get you to your destination faster than regular local bus service and doesn’t get delayed by being stuck in traffic or waiting for customers to pay as they board.

What are the benefits?

BRT offers premium, high-quality service, but because it can be built in existing roadways it can be built for less money and much more quickly than rail.

How will it impact my community?

BRT would connect the Sugarloaf area into the regional transit system – it would parallel the I-85 corridor and run along Satellite Boulevard to the Infinite Energy Center and Sugarloaf Mills. Because it operates in dedicated lanes and has high-quality stations, it also creates the opportunity for development around station areas to support transit ridership.

How can I stay in the loop and give my opinion?

There will be opportunities to give your input during the BRT corridor study. Stay tuned to this page for updates.