Input sought on transit options

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Commuters can give their thoughts on transit or other options at two public information meetings this week.

The meetings -- to be held Monday and Thursday -- are part of the Interstate 85 Corridor Alternatives Analysis Study, an 18-month look into how people will get around in the future in the crowded central corridor of Gwinnett.

"With 467,000 commuters passing through the I-85 corridor daily, it is important that we study ways to help movement in the corridor," Chairwoman Charlotte Nash said. "Of course, we want to hear the thoughts and opinions of residents and businesses."

The study will include analyses of traffic congestion, economic development and demographic information within the Gwinnett County portion of the I-85 corridor. A task force will also consider a variety of routes and transit options, such as bus rapid transit, light rail and commuter rail, to improve regional and local mobility and accessibility.

"Mobility is important to Gwinnett's businesses and residents and the economic development of our community," said Chuck Warbington, Gwinnett Village CID executive director. "We are excited to partner in a study that will provide solutions for our future."

The CID, along with the nearby Gwinnett Place CID and the Federal Transit Administration, are co-sponsoring the study with Gwinnett County's government.

Gwinnett Place CID Executive Director Joe Allen said in a press release the study is an important part of the future success of the greater Gwinnett Place area.

"We encourage every resident with a stake in the study corridor to join in one of these meetings and make their opinions known," Allen said.

Monday's meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gwinnett Village CID office located at 5855 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Suite 122, in Norcross.

On Thursday, a second session will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gwinnett Place Marriott, 1775 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.


jack 3 years, 6 months ago

"Of course, we want to hear the thoughts and opinions of residents and businesses."

That's why we are holding these meetings during rush hour at locations on the two most congested roads in the county.


Mack711 3 years, 6 months ago

One way of improing the traffic flow in Gwinnett is to get rid of the HOT lanes and toll roads on I-85. Since the toll lanes have gone into affect the traffic has been congested even more. Some are using other methods to move around the county that I-85. This causes more congestion of surfaces streets. Why does it take a 'study' to see what is common sense and reality? One only has to take a look at traffic from an overhead bridge along 85 toll lanes.


nag6970 3 years, 6 months ago

After the fiasco called HOT lanes what does our Government (hic) have in store for us...... As stated the locations of these meetings are for the those employed by the CID. No one will show up and they will propose 1) More high speed rail 2) Additional HOT lanes......... Doesn't it get sickening to have the government stuff things down your throat or reach into your nearly empty wallet ?


Suwaneesince1991 3 years, 6 months ago

Dear the powers that be:

Remove the HOT lanes and I will CONSIDER voting for T-SPLOST, otherwise.... NO WAY.

You started this class warfare by cash grabbing in Gwinnett's pockets to fund projects around the state, figure out something FAIR next time to ALL state citizens.


LilburnLady 3 years, 6 months ago

Let's see. They want input from commuters, but they schedule the meetings during rush hour? This is a dog and pony show to give the appearance that they care about the public's opinion. Every one of these that I have been to, the decisions have already been made. If the citizens oppose it (as they did the Hot Lanes), they simply do what they want to anyway and edit the meeting minutes to make it appear that "citizens' concerns were addressed". Until the opinions of the citizens are TRULY taken into account and until we TRULY have a say in transportation options for our area, these meetings are a complete and total waste of time, energy and money.


JohnGalt 3 years, 6 months ago

If you've ever attended any of these meetings held by the Gwinnett BOC, and especially his excellence, Mike Beaudreau, you'd know first-hand they aren't the least bit interested in our input. And furthermore, why should they when an inordinate number of nut cases show up to vent their silly little grievances tripping all over their own stupidity? There are so many of them, reasonable and rational people don't get much of an opportunity to be heard. And it wouldn’t matter anyway. Now back to the meetings. The first of two patronizing meetings will be held on Monday – during rush hour. If you aren’t sufficiently patronized by Monday, be sure to attend the second patronizing meeting on Thursday – during rush hour. If neither of these is satisfactory, I’m quite certain you can contact your BOC representative, and they will be more than happy to patronize you over the telephone. I do find it ironic that both of these meetings occur in CID. Fitting, don’t you think? Far be it for them to hold such a meeting where the community doesn’t require special treatment and recognition to be a productive one. As usual, you’re asking once again to have all of us subsidize your desire to live in one place and commute to another. If you need to be there, and traffic is a problem for you, then MOVE there.


citized 3 years, 6 months ago

I'd come to meeting but am always help up in traffic in the HOT lane.


wagmorebarkless 3 years, 6 months ago

What a bunch of whiners. Here you are griping about the problem but what are you doing to help find a solution? You bemoan local government because you aren't allowed to give your input...well here's a chance to give some input and did you even show up? I highly doubt it. You know the best way to let your opinion be known? VOTE. Get off your rear and go to a public form. Talk to your neighbors. Do something other than gripe. The rest of us trying to make a difference are sick to death of it!


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