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March 12, 2014

Texas’ VIA streetcar development phase approved

This puts the agency on the path toward federal funding for future project phases. Local funding is already in place through a partnership with the City of San Antonio and Bexar County/Texas DOT.


October 17, 2013

VIA San Antonio app honored with regional award

Won the South West Transit Association’s Hit the Spot award for its launch of a mobile application for smartphones earlier this year. “Go via VIA,” which provides riders with access to core tools, such as real-time bus arrival information and trip planning, won first place in the Social Media category.


September 25, 2013

San Antonio's VIA approves streetcar route

The 5.9-mile, $280 million streetcar system will cost $8.5 million a year to operate — the most extensive and expensive route under consideration.


July 12, 2013

San Antonio’s VIA taps new CEO

Jeffrey Arndt has been VIA’s interim president/CEO since the previous holder of the position, Keith Parker, left last November to head up the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Arndt came to San Antonio from Houston where he worked for 25 years at the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County.


June 24, 2013

San Antonio VIA begins paratransit taxi program

The subsidy program covers up to $9 of a Yellow Cab taxi trip taken by a registered VIAtrans customer on a weekday.


April 29, 2013

San Antonio’s VIA to get federal environmental training

The FTA’s Environmental Management Systems program will provide assistance to VIA in the form of training workshops, on-site technical support visits, electronic materials and resources, and consultations.


February 28, 2013

Texas’ VIA rolls out electric bus service

Called the Arc, the service was made possible by a $5,000,000 TIGGER grant . The agency bought three electric-powered buses built by Proterra to run the service.


December 18, 2012

San Antonio VIA opens BRT service

The new service features eight stops along a 20-mile corridor that takes riders to the area’s largest employment centers at the newly opened South Texas Medical Center Transit Center and in downtown San Antonio.


May 20, 2009

METRO Briefs

Witnesses: BART transit officer seemed shocked. Fare evaders exploiting N.Y. MTA bus service. CATS transit chief heads to San Antonio.


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