Atlanta Regional Commission Awards $400K for Gwinnett Bus Rapid Transit Study

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) recently awarded a $400,000 Liveable Communities Initiative study grant to Gwinnett County. The County will work with Gateway85, as well as Gwinnett Place and Sugarloaf CIDs to create land use and development implications for bus rapid transit (BRT) service from Jimmy Carter Boulevard to Sugarloaf Parkway. 

The grant awarded to the county and the three CIDs for the BRT route study followed county commissioners approval of agreements with the districts to split the cost of the local match. The study of a BRT route connecting Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Satellite Boulevard is expected to cost $800,000. The ARC funding will cover half of that cost, and the local match will cover the other half.  The CIDs will each contribute $25,000 and the county will cover the remaining $325,000.