A suburban Georgia county could seek tax increase for buses, but won't join Atlanta transit system

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia’s second-largest county could ask voters in 2024 to approve a tax increase for transit, but won’t seek to join the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Gwinnett County officials say they’re likely to ask voters in November 2024 to approve a 1-cent sales tax increase to expand transit. The suburban Atlanta county has almost 1 million residents. It operates a bus system that doesn’t run on Sundays and doesn’t serve some areas. Gwinnett officials envision a bus rapid transit line, as well as expanding on-demand microtransit across the county. A vote this week would send the plan for review by the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority.

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