Gwinnett County commissioners approved a promotion for assistant transportation director Lewis Cooksey to take over the county's transportation department on Tuesday.
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Gwinnett County commissioners signed off Tuesday on a $199,862 contract with SOL Construction LLC to do the improvements, which will be located on Jimmy Carter Boulevard, just west of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.
Members of Gwinnett County's transit plan review committee are asking county leaders for a one-month extension to finish its work.
A 13-member panel has been tasked with reviewing Gwinnett County's transit development plan over the next two and a half months and making recommendations for changes, but it first had to go through the groundwork on how to operate Tuesday.
The funding is expected to help with 2020 and 2021 operations and capital projects for the county's bus service.
Gwinnett County officials are pursuing about $4 million in state grants to help pay for road widening projects on Braselton Highway and Sugarloaf Parkway, including one near the $900 million Revel mixed-use development.
County commissioners gave Gwinnett's transportation department permission on Tuesday to apply for a $1.5 million Georgia Department of Transportation Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant to help pay for construction of the $2 million Collins Industrial Way extension.
Gwinnett County is seeking a $352,000 federal grant to improve safety on Gwinnett County Transit buses.
The county's agreements with the Gateway85 Gwinnett, Gwinnett Place and Sugarloaf Community Improvement Districts call for each of the CIDs to contribute funding to cover a local match on an Atlanta Regional Commission grant to pay for the study.
With the defeat of Gwinnett's MARTA referendum earlier this month fresh on their minds, county leaders spent some of the second day of their strategic planning retreat in Athens talking about revisiting some of their plans for expanding transit on Friday.