Gwinnett County Voters to Decide Whether to Join MARTA

A MARTA train passes Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta in August 2014. (Photo by Todd DeFeo)

Gwinnett County voters will decide in March whether they want to join MARTA, reported.

“We’ve got a huge pent up demand for transit options,” the Gwinnett Daily Post quoted Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash as saying in August. “I mean if we had any doubt of that, or any question of that, I think we satisfied ourselves with the process that we went through for the public outreach and surveying (for the transit plan).”

Gwinnett would be the first county to join MARTA since voters in Clayton County, south of Atlanta, voted to join the transit agency.

The transit agency originally included just Fulton and DeKalb counties.

The recent Metro Atlanta Speaks survey from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) found more than half (51 percent) of Gwinnett County residents would pay higher taxes to fund an expansion of regional transit, the Gwinnett Daily Post reported.

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