Gwinnett County Transit
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|Headquarters||2880 Remington Park Court
Norcross, GA 30071
|Service area||Gwinnett County|
|Service type||Local and Express Bus Routes|
|Routes||12 (GCT & GRTA Xpress combined)|
|Hubs||Sugarloaf Mills Park & Ride,
Indian Trail Park & Ride,
I-985 Park & Ride,
and Hewitt Road Park & Ride
|Stations||Gwinnett Place Mall|
|Fleet||(55+) Orion VIII, (17) NABI 40ft LowFloor, (6) New Flyer D40LF, (14) and MCI D4500|
|Daily ridership||About 8000 rides per day. In May '09 - Express: 3323; Local: 4417; ParaTransit: 52 on average per day|
|Fuel type||70% Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and 30% Clean Diesel buses|
Gwinnett County Transit or GCT is the bus public transit system in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States, one of metro Atlanta's three most populous suburban counties. (The others are Cobb County, which operates Cobb Community Transit, and Clayton County, which formerly operated Clayton County C-TRAN.)
It was formed in 2000, with express buses starting in November 2001 and local buses in November 2002, and has had greater-than-expected ridership since then. Routes connect to the most populated areas of the county, including Norcross and Lawrenceville. With the assistance of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA), express services are available to Atlanta, connecting with MARTA at the Doraville (NE10), Lindbergh Center (N6), Arts Center (N5), Midtown (N4), North Avenue (N3), Civic Center (N2), Peachtree Center (N1), and Five Points stations. Transfers are free between MARTA and GCT. On December 10, 2008, GCT began the official Breeze Card Pilot Launch on routes 10, 102, and 103A. On February 2, 2009, the pilot program began on the GRTA Xpress routes (410, 412, and 418) operated by GCT.
Along with Cobb, Gwinnett voted against MARTA in the 1970s and thus was left out of a system. The lack of sales tax revenue from the two counties stunted the growth of MARTA; however, GRTA, created by former Governor of Georgia Roy Barnes, has been seeking to create other solutions, such as transit for the entire Atlanta and surrounding areas. The Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (GPCID) along with MARTA are seeking alternative, such as light rail to Gwinnett through the Gwinnett Place area.
Gwinnett County Transit has 5 local bus routes. The Gwinnett Place Mall Transit Center Hub houses the transfer point for local routes; 10, 30, and 40. Gwinnett County Transit has 6 express bus routes, 3 of which belong to GRTA Xpress. The express routes are 101, 102, 103, 408, 410, 412, and 418. There are also routes 101A and 103A, which are used by reverse commuters on the AM and PM trips.
Recent news reports have documented a pattern and practice of overcharging some patrons of the GRTA Xpress bus routes when using Breeze cards to pay transit fares. GRTA has acknowledged the issue in a few printed handbills advising patrons to purchase multiple Breeze cards (one for each type of bus or rail fare) to pay transit fares and record transfers between the GRTA, COBB County, and MARTA transit systems.
- 10: Sugarloaf Mills (formerly Discover Mills) Mall to Gwinnett Place Mall to MARTA Doraville station via portions of Buford Highway, Beaver Ruin Road, and Satellite Blvd. Route runs about every 20–25 minutes, with much higher frequency in the early mornings and late afternoons.
- 20: North Norcross-Tucker Road to Tech Drive via McDonough Drive, South Norcross-Tucker Road and Singleton Road, with frequency being hourly. No service to Gwinnett Transit Center
- 30: Connecting Duluth to Lilburn via South Berkely Road to Gwinnett Transit Center via Indian Trail - Lilburn Road. This portion is one-way only and is known as the "Lilburn Loop." It runs Burns to Pleasant Hill to Lawrenceville Highway to Rockbridge to Dickens back to Indian Trail-Lilburn Road. Frequency is between 30 minutes to an hour.
- 35: Technology Parkway and Spalding to Buford Highway and North Norcross-Tucker Rd. No service to Gwinnett Transit Center. Frequency is hourly. It goes from the Forum on Peachtree Parkway to the MARTA Doraville Station.
- 40: Connecting Gwinnett Transit Center to the City of Lawrenceville via Old Norcross Rd. Atkison Road "Gwinnett Tech" through Old Norcross and Historic Downtown Lawrenceville and through portions which are only One-Way Sugarloaf Parkway
- 101A: AM: Georgia State Capitol to Midtown, ending at the Mall of Georgia via I-85.
PM: Mall of Georgia to Midtown by way I-85, ending at the Georgia State Capitol.
- BF: Downtown to Gwinnett County-Briscoe Field Airport via I-85 and Highway 316, ending at Hurricane Shoals ending at Briscoe Field.
PM: Gwinnett County-Briscoe Field Airport to Midtown and Downtown, ending at the Georgia State Capitol by way of Highway 316 and I-85.
- 102: Indian Trail Park & Ride to Downtown
- 103: Sugarloaf Mills-North Brown Park & Ride to Downtown
- 103A: AM: Georgia State Capitol to Midtown, ending at Sugarloaf Mills Park & Ride via Steve Reynolds Boulevard, Breckingridge Road, and North Brown.
PM: Sugarloaf Mills via Steve Reynolds Boulevard, Breckinridge Road, and North Brown to Midtown ending at the Georgia State Capitol
- 408: MARTA Doraville station to Johns Creek*
- 410: Sugarloaf Mills GRTA Xpress SkatePark Park & Ride to MARTA Lindbergh Center station
- 412: Sugarloaf Mills GRTA Xpress SkatePark Park & Ride to Midtown
- 418: First Baptist Church of Snellville and Hewitt Road Park & Ride to Downtown
* Route is operated by, but NOT a part of Gwinnett County Transit (began January 5, 2009)