A step closer to MARTA service in Gwinnett County

- For those who live or work in Gwinnett County, MARTA may be coming to town.

The potential expansion to the northeast got closer to being realized as the board for the transit agency voted unanimously to make it happen.

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Gwinnett County would get bus and rail service as well as all that comes with it. Currently, the service is in three counties: Fulton, DeKalb, and Clayton.

MARTA Chairman Robbie Ashe said the political pact between the Gwinnett County Commission and MARTA brings the system closer to becoming a regional agency.

But it is not a done deal yet. Gwinnett County citizens have a say-so. It comes in the form of a referendum slated for next March. If the voters approve, they will be voting to tax themselves by adding a penny tax to help pay for the expansion.

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