May 16, 2013
New amount covers improvements to the project’s design and scope and also provides for an additional 7% contingency that could be used to cover unforeseen site conditions along the project route that may arise during construction.
April 10, 2013
In addition to the NCAA college basketball tournament, the system was also the transportation choice for thousands of others who flocked into the city to attend free concerts and to watch the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Hawks who were playing home games.
March 14, 2013
Program estimated to generate around $1,000 to $5,000 per month at no cost to the authority.
February 6, 2013
Georgia Rep. Mike Jacobs filed a complaint with the state attorney general, alleging the transit system’s board had conducted an illegal “secret” vote by email to decide which finalist should be GM. The agency blamed the misstep on poor legal advice and denied conducting illegal votes.
October 10, 2012
Citing mainly personal reasons and the great opportunity, VIA President/CEO Keith Parker said he will leave San Antonio to become GM of the Altanta-based agency, starting there by early December.
October 5, 2012
VIA Metropolitan Transit's President/CEO Keith Parker did not immediately accept the job and plans to meet with the VIA Board of Trustees at a special meeting early next week to discuss it.
September 25, 2012
Agency, which will likely exhaust reserves by fiscal 2018, should launch more aggressive advertising, charge parking fees and look to outsource up to a dozen functions to bring new revenues.
September 24, 2012
Board voted unanimously to appoint her as the new GM and chief executive. She has worked in the transportation industry for 30 years, and will be the agency’s first female GM.
September 19, 2012
The candidates are Stephen G. Bland, CEO of the Allegheny County Port Authority in Pittsburgh and Keith T. Parker, president/CEO for VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio, Texas.
September 17, 2012
Each bus has 11 cameras; three outside and eight inside. There’s also a 17-inch, full-color monitor mounted behind the driver that lets customers view themselves and their surroundings in real time.
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