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Traffic in Gwinnett County is really bad. Beyond really bad.
Just ask William Mayfield. He’ll tell you.
“I get really disgusted when I get on I-85 sometimes,” the Grayson man says.
Mayfield’s not alone.
Yes to MARTA’s primary pitch will be about what Terry Schoenberg described as “taking 100 tailpipes at a time off the road.” Terry pointed out that transportation has surpassed power plants as the No. 1 source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.
Gwinnett County voters are on the cusp of approving or denying massively consequential legislation that could lead to the introduction (or not) of Atlanta’s MARTA system in the northeastern suburbs.
“When you look at high-performing, growing communities around the country, and around the world frankly, they have transportation alternatives,” said Gwinnett Chamber CEO Dan Kaufman. “And we don’t.”
“I beseech you all as members of the chamber to, one, vote and, two, encourage people you know or who work for you to turn out and vote,” Gwinnett Chamber President and CEO Dan Kaufman said. “If we get this one right, then the future for our community is truly unlimited.”
“I think this is the most important issue in our region for the next 30 years,” said Brian Robinson, a former spokesman for outgoing Gov. Nathan Deal.
“Certainly there’s an economic development aspect to (joining MARTA), but really the most important thing related to the potential expansion of our transit options is what it does for the community as a whole,” Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash said.
Uffe Ostergaard, the president of Hapag-Lloyd's North America region, said Tuesday that the potential for more transit options was “something that really helped” with the decision to expand in Peachtree Corners.
“It’s an endorsement from our side,” he said.