The county awarded a contract to Foursquare Integrated Transportation, Inc., to develop a new transit development plan.
Written by Andrea V. Watson, Patch Staff
The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners recently hired Washington, D.C. contractor Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning to help create a new transit development plan.
Foursquare will help the Department of Transportation create a fresh new plan, focusing first on existing conditions, then identifying the needs and opportunities of Gwinnett’s transit system, according to a news release. The 18-month-contract is for $1,485,105 and the study is funded by County Transit Capital Funds.
“Foursquare demonstrates a strong understanding of the Gwinnett Standard and the team brings a fresh new perspective with national experience and local passion for a new Transit Plan,” said Gwinnett DOT Director Lewis Cooksey in a statement.
This plan will increase the accessibility, connectivity and mobility of multimodal transit throughout Gwinnett and the region, according to the release. The intent of the transit development plan, or TDP, is to provide GCT with information, tools and data that will support short and long-range plans for future development and capital priorities.
“Foursquare’s commitment to the County’s equity standards includes a proposed goal of providing a minimum of 35 percent of their contract work to Disadvantaged Business Enterprise firms,” said Transit Capital Projects Director China Thomas in the release.
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While based in Washington, DC, Foursquare has worked with several local agencies – including MARTA, Atlanta- Regional Transit Link and the Atlanta Regional Commission.