The Texas Trails Network has awarded VIA Metropolitan Transit the Great Texas Trail Head award for the Ingram Transit Center Trailhead project.
The honor was bestowed on VIA at the 17th Annual Texas Trails Network State Conference held in San Antonio February 1-3. The Great Texas Trail Head award is given to a public or private entity to recognize a completed project that uses innovative trail planning and design. VIA received the award for its collaborative effort with the city of San Antonio to develop a trailhead at the Ingram Transit Center to connect with the Leon Creek Greenway.
VIA acquired the land next to the busy transit center to accommodate more parking for people who ride the bus, and the agency worked with the city's Parks and Recreation department to make this tract of land accessible to trail riders using the Leon Creek Greenway. Now the Ingram Transit Center Trailhead provides both transit riders and trail riders with seamless access to such passenger amenities as restrooms, vending machines, and customer service representatives. Amenities at the trailhead itself include lighting, interpretive signage and maps, picnic tables, bicycle parking, and a shade structure.