Atlanta, Ga. (CW69 News at 10)
(Lawrenceville, Ga., May 29, 2020) – Beginning June 1, Gwinnett County Transit will restart commuter express service to downtown Atlanta on a reduced schedule and with safeguards to help protect riders.
Commuter service was suspended April 23 after Gov. Brian Kemp issued a Shelter-in-Place order for all but essential businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Along with Route 110, which continued to operate past April 23 and serve Emory University and the CDC, Routes 101, 102, 103 and 103A will run on Monday through Friday during peak times on a reduced schedule.
“Many Gwinnett residents rely on our transit system to commute to their jobs, and with businesses reopening, we want to re-establish a limited level of commuter service to Atlanta,” said Alan Chapman, Gwinnett County Transportation director. “We are also limiting the number of riders on commuter buses to 14 to keep our riders and drivers safe. We encourage all riders to wear face masks as recommended by the CDC.”
As of June 1, Gwinnett County Transit will operate five commuter express routes using the managed lane on I-85, and will continue to operate seven local routes and provide paratransit service for individuals who qualify. The County contracts out the operation of the transit system to Transdev North America, Inc.
For more information on the routes that serve downtown Atlanta, or for additional information about routes and schedules, Gwinnett County Transit’s customized travel plan service, and fares, visit www.GCTransit.com or call Gwinnett County Transit Customer Service at 770.822.5010.