Link Forsyth

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About

What is Link Forsyth?

Link Forsyth is Forsyth County’s first ever public transportation master plan. The plan is led by the County’s Public Transportation Department and builds upon the two existing services:  

  • Dial-a-Ride services that provide ride-share services by appointment to Forsyth County residents
  • Senior Services that provide transportation services to Forsyth County seniors and active adults

Link Forsyth will ultimately guide the vision for and implementation of future public transportation investments in Forsyth County. The plan aims to understand the current state of the transportation services provided by the County and leverage public input and technical data to formalize recommendations that build on what is provided today while addressing the shared vision for public transportation services within the County. 

The plan is funded in partnership with the ATL (Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority), the transit planning authority for the 13-county Atlanta metro region, and the recommendations from Link Forsyth are anticipated to be incorporated into the Atlanta Regional Transit Plan (ARTP) that is managed by the ATL under the State of Georgia’s regulations. 

What services are being provided today?

Forsyth County currently provides two forms of public transportation:

  • Dial-a-Ride services that provide ride-share services by appointment to Forsyth County residents
  • Senior Services that provide transportation services to Forsyth County seniors and active adults
  • Xpress provides residents with a one-seat commute-focused ride to Downtown Atlanta and Perimeter from the Cumming Park-and-Ride. 

Link Forsyth is focused on current and potential transportation services provided by Forsyth County and partner organizations for Forsyth County residents and employees. While MARTA may be the Atlanta region’s most known public transportation provider, the MARTA system operates solely within Fulton, DeKalb, and Clayton Counties by law and this planning effort is not associated with MARTA.

What are the steps to accomplish the plan?

Steps to accomplish the plan include:

  • Inventory and assessment of existing conditions and trends
  • Identify vision, goals, priorities
  • Identify short, medium, and long-term needs
  • Recommend fare policy
  • Make short-term and long-term recommendations

The plan is anticipated to be completed by Spring of 2021.

 Status Update

The Link Forsyth Team has completed an Existing Conditions report and is currently looking for feedback from the public! Please see the links at the top of the page to take the online public input survey.

How can you engage in Link Forsyth?

Your feedback is essential in developing a plan that caters to the needs of the entire community. We welcome and appreciate your feedback! Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, all public engagement remains virtual at this point. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, our public engagement strategy will likely evolve as well. In the meantime, reach out to us at info@forsythco.com if you have any questions or concerns! 

Resources

Existing Conditions Report

The Existing Conditions Report takes a deep dive into existing conditions in the County relating to the public transportation services and the members of our community who are using the services today. Please click here to access the report.

Survey

Please take the time to complete the survey for the master plan. You may select either the English or Spanish version of the survey at the top of this page. 

Contact Us

Contact Information

We are happy to answer any questions! Reach out to us at info@forsythco.com if you have any questions or concerns!