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July 30, 2014

San Antonio streetcar project nixed

Citing a lack of community support, the city's mayor is asking staff to draft an ordinance for City Council consideration to withdraw the City’s $32 million streetcar project and redirect those dollars to other development initiatives in the center city.


May 12, 2014

Video shows transit hazards for Texas riders with disabilities

Some have trouble boarding VIA Metropolitan Transit buses and have suffered falls resulting in injuries. The buses and their ramps meet ADA standards, but many of the bus stops are not built to accommodate bus ramps, which causes riders to navigate steep climbs.


April 16, 2014

San Antonio’s VIA wins streetcar court case

A county judge reaffirmed a ruling that an opponent of the project should have to pay a multimillion-dollar bond if he wants to appeal the transit system's earlier legal victory allowing it to issue debt to fund several projects.


January 22, 2014

SPX Genfare to upgrade VIA fare collection system

Will replace a 20-year-old system with Genfare’s newest electronic fare media collection and data management technology for a better and more convenient transit experience.


September 5, 2013

San Antonio VIA BRT service wins award

The Institute of Transportation Engineers recognized VIA Metropolitan Transit’s VIA Primo service with its Transportation Achievement award. VIA Primo, which began operations in December 2012, is the San Antonio region’s first bus rapid transit line.


May 29, 2013

San Antonio's VIA to interview 4 for CEO post

One candidate is interim CEO Jeffrey Arndt, who took over after the departure of Keith Parker, who left to head up Atlanta's MARTA.


October 10, 2012

VIA chief accepts MARTA top post

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's Parker chosen to head up MARTA

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 11, 2012

San Antonio's VIA chief in running to helm MARTA

VIA Metropolitan Transit CEO/President Keith Parker confirmed Monday that he's a candidate for the top job at the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.


October 21, 2011

San Antonio council approves streetcars

The streetcar line is expected to be completed by 2015.


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