In 2022, InfraStrategies supported Ride Gwinnett with the development of a fare policy assessment for a new microtransit service that began operations in August 2023 in Snellville and Lawrenceville, Georgia. The assessment identified the goals and priorities of the service, examined current fare policies by mode, reviewed peer microtransit programs, identified potential fare options, ran fare modeling scenarios, and presented recommendations, including a recommendation for the current $3.00 flat fare.
In 2023, InfraStrategies led the development of Ride Gwinnett’s first financial model, a systemwide fare policy assessment, and tailored financial strategies for the new Gwinnett County Transit Development Plan (TDP). InfraStrategies performed a detailed assessment of funding options, recommended a countywide 1 percent sales tax as the preferred local funding source, developed a 30-year fiscally constrained financial plan with estimated annual costs and revenues, crafted an implementation plan and strategy, assessed potential fare policy changes and fareless alternatives, and quantified potential plan benefits, household impacts, and county job creation. The final plan called for the delivery of countywide microtransit service, a 26 miles of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, 115 miles of BRT-lite service, 20 transit transfer centers, 2 airport ride connectors, and nearly 346 miles of fixed-route service within the first 10 years. The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the $17 billion TDP in September 2023. The Board plans to call for a 30-year 1 percent county sales tax referendum for transit in January 2024 to place a question for Gwinnett County voters on the November 2024 ballot.