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Erickson’s message to Republicans is a very specific one: “The demographics are shifting whether you believe it or not. If Republicans are going to have any say about mass transit in Gwinnett, this is the time to approve it."
Longtime Gwinnett County Public Schools superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks has joined a recent chorus of high-profile local leaders endorsing the county’s upcoming MARTA referendum.
Voters have the power to choose to invest in mobility options or to kick the congestion issue down the road. We can approve a contract that is very advantageous to Gwinnett or we can gamble on what might be negotiated in the future.
Life is too short to spend 66 minutes a day in a car, alone and in traffic. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, that is how long the average commuter in Gwinnett County spends getting to and from work each day.
GO Gwinnett Advocacy Committee members Greg Cantrell and Paige Havens join host Rick Strawn for a discussion on how the March 19, 2019 transit referendum gives Gwinnett a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in their future.
“I would encourage you to vote ‘Yes’ because I think it’s a great investment,” said Beach, who said a seamless way to move across metro Atlanta’s five core counties is needed.
Two of Gwinnett’s longest-serving Republican elected officials — and two of its most powerful law enforcement leaders — are putting their support behind the county’s MARTA referendum.
Deal said adding more transit options — including heavy rail connected to MARTA’s Gold Line — is “what’s right for Gwinnett County.”
Officially the referendum special election is set for March 19, but Gwinnett is now in a three-week early voting period where voters who cannot make it to the polls on election day can come out and cast a ballot in advance.
As early voting begins Monday in Gwinnett County, a decision to begin a new tax to pay for transit could also bring new life to the working- and middle-class part of the county in Norcross near Jimmy Carter Boulevard.