Gwinnett County to Vote on MARTA Expansion

A southbound MARTA train operates in August 2013. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

Voters in one Atlanta area county head to the polls tomorrow to decide whether to expand MARTA.

If voters in Gwinnett County approve the measure, the county would be the first 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.

If approved, MARTA would assume operations of the bus system in Gwinnett County. The transit agency plans to extend the Gold Line from its current terminus in Doraville, Ga.

The ballot question reads: “Gwinnett County has executed a contract for the provision of transit services, dated as of August 2, 2018. Shall this contract be approved?”

Pundits and polls in the region are predicting the expansion will fail. Early voting on the question ended on Friday.

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