VIA is not just planning for improvements in years to come, we are taking steps to help our customers and our community today. Here are just a few examples.

Bus Rapid Transit
VIA’s first Bus Rapid Transit project along Fredericksburg Road between the Medical Center and downtown is well under way and is scheduled to start service in late 2012. Also scheduled to open in conjunction with the service are the Medical Center Transit Center and the Westside Multimodal Center.

Windtricity Partnership
VIA announced an agreement with CPS Energy to become the first public agency in San Antonio to get 100 percent of its power from Windtricity. Removing approximately 7,180 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

New Modern Transit Facilities
VIA opened a new transit center downtown and has another facility under construction near North Star Mall scheduled for completion by January 2010. The North Star facility will have a large open waiting area, passenger information, a customer service office, vending machines, and restrooms. The transit center is a result of a partnership by VIA, the Texas Department of Transportation, and the City of San Antonio.

New Environmentally-Friendly Vehicles
As part of a $31.2 million federal stimulus grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), VIA will purchase 26 hybrid electric buses, 4 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses and one electric powered bus to test propulsion alternatives promoting sustainable transit.

Embracing Technology
VIA has embraced technology to bring real time “Next Bus” information to our customers at some stops and has partnered with Google to provide improved online bus trip planning.

New Leadership
VIA successfully recruited a new President/C.E.O. with the experience, vision and enthusiasm to take VIA and our service to a new level.