Motorists Vote 2020: Gwinnett County, GA to hold transit referendum — with heavy rail included — this fall

Gwinnett County commissioners voted 4-1 to ask voters to once again decide whether a 30-year 1% sales tax should be implemented to fund transit expansion in the county.

The transit expansion vote will take place Nov. 3, less than two years after voters rejected a referendum on Gwinnett joining MARTA. Gwinnett will break some ground with the new vote on expanding its existing transit system, with a major growth of its bus system and the inclusion of heavy rail, according to Gwinnett Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash.

The build up to Tuesday’s decision to call the referendum was done using a new system created by the 2018 state law that established the Atlanta Transit Link Authority, more commonly known as The ATL.