Saturday, February 24

Transit SPLOST Remains Uncertain But Local Leaders Say Expansion Is Needed | News

Suwanee Mayor Jimmy Burnette may not be ready to say where he stands on Gwinnett County’s expected transit sales tax referendum, but he doesn’t shy away from talking traffic.

Suwanee is no stranger to congestion, whether it be on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, Buford Highway or Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. It would be one of the first places, along with Sugar Hill and Buford, to get microtransit if voters approve a referendum on a 30-year transit sales tax in November.

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