If you’re planning on traveling in West San Antonio on Valentine’s Day, VIA’s newest Prímo route will be free to ride all day.
VIA is starting the new year on several high notes, having celebrated 40 years of service and earning national recognition for programs aimed at improving customer experience.
The pilot program will replace fixed bus routes with vans that riders can summon as needed through a mobile app, similar to Lyft and Uber.
VIA Metropolitan Transit on Tuesday extended its U-Pass program to all five schools within the Alamo Colleges District.
To support those affected, businesses and organizations around town are offering free or discounted goods and services.
The new VIA goMobile app is slated for release in early 2019, with additional updates later in the year.
Rep. Will Hurd (R-Helotes) and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff were on hand for the event as VIA officials ran through a list of smart transit initiatives it has introduced in the past few years.
VIA plans to expand its Prímo services and increase frequency along several routes.
The money will be used to build a new operating and maintenance facility for transportation serving people with disabilities.
The buses, which run on electric batteries, will replace diesel-fueled buses in an attempt to reduce emissions.