Gwinnett has a traffic problem that will only get worse. Any serious proposal to solve that problem will require investment, through gas taxes, sales taxes or property taxes.
30% From Visitors
Sales tax funding is best for Gwinnett residents – about thirty percent comes from people who live outside the county. This way, everyone contributes to fund necessary traffic solutions, not just Gwinnett Property Owners.
More Roads Isn't The Answer
Population has tripled since 1990 and is set to rise 300,000 more in the next 20 years. More highways can’t keep pace with that.
Even if you don’t use, you benefit
For every ten people on a bus or train in your community during rush hour means there are nine fewer cars on the roads.
Property Values Rise
Home values performed 42 percent better than when located near popular public transit, and transit hubs drive redevelopment that increase property values.
More Transit, Less Traffic
Gwinnett GRTA riders alone make up 29 percent of I-85 HOT-lane morning commuters while only taking up 2 percent of the vehicles in transit.
Gwinnett Can't Be Left Behind
Since 1995, public transportation ridership increased by 30 percent -- a growth rate higher than the 22 percent increase in the U.S. population
Technology Needs Funding
Whatever technology emerges, Gwinnett will need a funding source to meet the needs of 1.3 million people in 2040. Transit will be a part of any plan because no alternatives can moves tens of thousands people faster or more efficiently.