Gateway85 CID Approves Micro-Transit System Slated for Norcross and Gwinnett County

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Thursday, March 21st, 2024

This afternoon at the March 20 Board Meeting, the Gateway85 Gwinnett Community Improvement District Board voted unanimously to allocate funding to jumpstart micro-transit in the Gateway85/Norcross region. 
“This transit innovation is critical for the economic vitality of this region,” said Emory Morsberger, Executive Director of the CID, “We have heard from major employers, as well as community organizations, that micro-transit will help employees get to work, customers reach businesses and will unlock economic opportunity for one of the most transit-dependent communities in the metro area.” 

The Gateway85/Norcross area has been identified in numerous studies as needing significant increases in transit availability to improve economic opportunity. The proposed project will operate as an on-demand minibus ride sharing service that offers a cost-effective solution to transportation needs within specific zones. Rides are requested via an app, or call-in option for users without a smartphone, and will cost around $3.  

This project, initiated by the Gateway85 Gwinnett CID, has received significant support and partnership from the City of Norcross which voted to approve the micro-transit project on Monday, March 18, and from Gwinnett County which will vote for final approval on April 16. The County anticipates being able to have the system up and operational by September of this year. The project is supported by a number of major employers and community organizations including Ole Foods, CIC Flooring, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Viewpoint Health and Corner’s Outreach.  

For more information contact: Brogan Davis, [email protected] or 404.659.0919.