VIA Metropolitan Transit

San Antonio, TX 78212

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800 West Myrtle
San Antonio, TX 78212
http://www.viainfo.net/
210.362.2000

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Via Metropolitan Transit unveiled its new logo and branding campaign Feb. 25.
Via Metropolitan Transit unveiled its new logo and branding campaign Feb. 25.
Via Metropolitan Transit unveiled its new logo and branding campaign Feb. 25.
Via Metropolitan Transit unveiled its new logo and branding campaign Feb. 25.
Via Metropolitan Transit unveiled its new logo and branding campaign Feb. 25.
Via Metropolitan Transit unveiled its new logo and branding campaign Feb. 25.

Via Metropolitan Transit began providing public transportation service in the San Antonio area in March 1978. 

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Car Sharing

VIA Metropolitan VIA Link marks ridership milestone

Feb. 26, 2024
The VIA Link – Naco Pass service reached more than 50,000 trips in its first five months of operation.
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Technology

VIA Metropolitan’s NaviLens technology to enhance customer experience for blind or low vision riders

Feb. 6, 2024
VIA will install up to 6,000 multi-colored QR-style coded NaviLens signs at bus stops and other locations to improve accessibility in its service areas.
Infrastructure

FTA clears Via Metropolitan Transit to enter final engineering on ART North/South Corridor Project

Dec. 18, 2023
The FTA also established the maximum federal contribution at 60 percent of the current project, which is an increase from the original federal contribution of about 50 percent...
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Car Sharing

VIA Metropolitan Transit’s VIA Link to expand Oct. 23

Oct. 19, 2023
VIA Link Randolph is VIA fourth VIA Link zone and will provide service connecting an 18-square mile area.
Management

VIA Metropolitan Transit’s Board of Trustees adopts $390.8 million FY24 operating and capital budget

Sept. 28, 2023
The $262.5 million operating budget projects a 3.3 percent growth in sales tax and holds steady VIA’s fares while VIA’s adopted capital budget of $128.3 million is $4.3 million...
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Infrastructure

VIA Metropolitan Transit celebrates opening of Project Office for first Advanced Rapid Transit corridor

June 29, 2023
Though phased construction on the corridor isn’t set to begin until 2025, the opening of the office offers the opportunity to meet with project team members, give feedback and...
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Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

VIA Metropolitan Transit begins roll out of new ARC electric buses on four routes

June 7, 2023
VIA’s ARC electric buses feature an approximate range of 150 miles per charge, seating for up to 38 passengers, ambient lighting to reduce glare and USB charging ports at every...
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Management

VIA Metropolitan Transit names Tremell Brown its deputy CEO

May 24, 2023
Brown began his career at VIA in 1990 as a part-time bus operator and has held several leadership positions, including VP of transportation, VP of safety, training and system ...
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Management

VIA Metropolitan President and CEO named TTA’s Outstanding Public Transportation General Manager award recipient

Jeffrey Arndt received the reward in recognition of his work and contributions to transform mobility in the San Antonio region.
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Car Sharing

VIA Metropolitan Transit and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas celebrate success of VIA Link South Zone

March 13, 2023
The VIA Link South Zone has given more than 10,000 trips since opening in August.

Articles & News

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A illustrative rendering of what future VIA Green Line rapid transit service could look like.
A illustrative rendering of what future VIA Green Line rapid transit service could look like.
A illustrative rendering of what future VIA Green Line rapid transit service could look like.
A illustrative rendering of what future VIA Green Line rapid transit service could look like.
A illustrative rendering of what future VIA Green Line rapid transit service could look like.
Infrastructure

VIA Metropolitan gains environmental clearance of ART North/South Corridor Project

May 11, 2023
The 12-mile rapid transit corridor, which is anticipated to open in 2027, can proceed with final design and construction.
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Technology

Rider experience improvements from Denver RTD, VIA Metropolitan Transit

May 9, 2023
Denver RTD has introduced predicted arrival times into its Next Ride IVR system while VIA Metropolitan Transit has made transit ticketing available for Uber users in San Antonio...
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On March 3, 2023, VIA Metropolitan Transit unveiled the first of eight electric buses it plans to begin placing into service later in 2023.
On March 3, 2023, VIA Metropolitan Transit unveiled the first of eight electric buses it plans to begin placing into service later in 2023.
On March 3, 2023, VIA Metropolitan Transit unveiled the first of eight electric buses it plans to begin placing into service later in 2023.
On March 3, 2023, VIA Metropolitan Transit unveiled the first of eight electric buses it plans to begin placing into service later in 2023.
On March 3, 2023, VIA Metropolitan Transit unveiled the first of eight electric buses it plans to begin placing into service later in 2023.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

VIA Metropolitan Transit adding eight electric buses to its fleet

The eight, 40-foot Arc vehicles from Gillig will undergo final testing and staff training before they begin to enter service later in 2023.
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Fare Collection

Special student fares advance at NJ Transit, VIA Metropolitan Transit and Calgary Transit

Jan. 19, 2023
The agencies are offering discounted or free fares to students as a way to incentivize transit use and ease challenges associated with congestion.
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The Cherokee Nation rolled out two electric transit buses and one electric school bus as part of its week long celebration of Earth Day.
The Cherokee Nation rolled out two electric transit buses and one electric school bus as part of its week long celebration of Earth Day.
The Cherokee Nation rolled out two electric transit buses and one electric school bus as part of its week long celebration of Earth Day.
The Cherokee Nation rolled out two electric transit buses and one electric school bus as part of its week long celebration of Earth Day.
The Cherokee Nation rolled out two electric transit buses and one electric school bus as part of its week long celebration of Earth Day.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Cherokee Nation, VIA Metropolitan Transit and Blacksburg Transit launch zero-emission buses

April 22, 2021
The trio of electric bus launches are part of the entities’ Earth Day celebrations in Oklahoma, Virginia and Texas.
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Management

San Antonio mayor shelves plan for November transit ballot measure

June 4, 2020
The 1/8th-cent sales tax would have provided funding to expand VIA Metropolitan Transit’s service.
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VIA introduced free, systemwide 4G LTE WiFi in 2015, making it the first major public transportation agency in the nation to provide this level of access to the amenity.
VIA introduced free, systemwide 4G LTE WiFi in 2015, making it the first major public transportation agency in the nation to provide this level of access to the amenity.
VIA introduced free, systemwide 4G LTE WiFi in 2015, making it the first major public transportation agency in the nation to provide this level of access to the amenity.
VIA introduced free, systemwide 4G LTE WiFi in 2015, making it the first major public transportation agency in the nation to provide this level of access to the amenity.
VIA introduced free, systemwide 4G LTE WiFi in 2015, making it the first major public transportation agency in the nation to provide this level of access to the amenity.
Technology

Increasing Rider Satisfaction

March 10, 2017
Adding amenities to transit systems can open new opportunities for agencies to attract riders in a different fashion and add innovation to service; but how do agencies balance...

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VIA President and CEO Jeffrey C. Arndt speaks at the Oct. 5 dedication of the VIAtrans Operations Center and Maintenance Facility.
VIA President and CEO Jeffrey C. Arndt speaks at the Oct. 5 dedication of the VIAtrans Operations Center and Maintenance Facility.
VIA President and CEO Jeffrey C. Arndt speaks at the Oct. 5 dedication of the VIAtrans Operations Center and Maintenance Facility.
VIA President and CEO Jeffrey C. Arndt speaks at the Oct. 5 dedication of the VIAtrans Operations Center and Maintenance Facility.
VIA President and CEO Jeffrey C. Arndt speaks at the Oct. 5 dedication of the VIAtrans Operations Center and Maintenance Facility.
Facilities

VIA Metropolitan dedicates new operations and maintenance facility

Oct. 11, 2022
VIAtrans Operations Center and Maintenance Facility is the first maintenance and operations center for public transit to open in San Antonio in more than 75 years.
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Management

VIA Metropolitan Transit passes $406.6 million FY23 budget

Oct. 7, 2022
The total consolidated budget in FY23 is $406.6 million, which includes $274 million for operating and $132.6 million for capital, and no fare increases
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Car Sharing

VIA Link launching new on-demand zone on South Side

Aug. 4, 2022
The new service zone connects TAMUSA, Palo Alto College, Toyota and more areas.
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VIA ridership climbing with fuel costs up and COVID-19 fears down

July 13, 2022
The gains tracked indicate positive trend for the agency.
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Management

VIA increases hiring incentives for newly-hired operators and mechanics

June 6, 2022
Paid training is also provided for new hires.
Safety & Security

VIA clearing air with new purification systems

April 27, 2022
Buses and vans feature UV-powered devices that target airborne viruses.
Management

VIA takes steps to maintain essential service amid staff level adjustments

Oct. 27, 2021
On Oct. 25, VIA proposed to introduce service changes designed to maintain service quality while adjusting to available staff levels.
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Car Sharing

VIA Link expanding to northwest San Antonio

Oct. 5, 2021
VIA opens its third transit-on-demand zone with more planned in 2022.
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Management

VIA Board adopts balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2022

Oct. 4, 2021
The new total consolidated budget of $389.9 million requires no fare increases and focuses on ridership recovery and growth, including Keep SA Moving Plan investments.