Mass transit discussion in Gwinnett Tuesday night


Local supporters will host a discussion of mass transit in Gwinnett County at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Old City Hall, 18 S. Clayton St., Lawrenceville.

The event will feature a panel discussion on Gwinnett’s existing transit service and efforts to expand transit in a county that has rejected MARTA more than once.

Panelists include:

•Ben Limmer, assistant general manager at MARTA.

•State Rep. Pedro “Pete” Marin, D-Duluth.

•Lee Biola, president of Citizens for Progressive Transit.

•Tom Weyandt, former director of comprehensive planning at the Atlanta Regional Commission.

•Art Sheldon, former Gwinnett County Transit Board member and chairman.

The event is sponsored by the Georgia Sierra Club, the Amalgamated Transit Union, Citizens for Progressive Transit and the Gwinnett County Young Democrats.

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