Less than one week after Mayor Julián Castro resigned his office for a Cabinet post in Washington, newly elected Mayor Ivy Taylor emerged from an executive session of the City Council Monday to announce an effective end of City support for VIA Metropolitan Transit’s Modern Streetcar project.
Last Tuesday’s mayoral election may not have gone Councilman Ron Nirenberg’s way, but the District 8 representative has not wasted a moment dwelling on disappointment.
Seattle is often heralded as one of the most progressive cities in the U.S., and during a recent trip, I couldn’t help but admire the seemingly effortless urban vibrancy present not only in downtown proper, but in most neighborhoods.
Move SA Forward, a new public interest coalition of San Antonio organizations and businesses, with members ranging from former AT&T and General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, is launching this month in an effort to counter anti-streetcar forces and to support VIA Smart Move transportation projects in San Antonio.
VIA Metropolitan Transit’s modern streetcar system in San Antonio will generate billions of dollars in new real estate development, jobs and economic activity over the next 25 years, according to a new study conducted by SABÉR Institute of St.
Let’s face it: San Antonio is an auto-oriented city in an auto-oriented state.
Imagine Broadway as San Antonio’s showcase surface street, a leafy, tree-lined boulevard bustling with local residents, retail activity, and people on foot, pedaling bikes, and hopping off and on frequently passing streetcars.
Would you believe me if I told you that the days of driving were behind us?
It’s an odd turn of events that VIA’s $280 million Modern Streetcar project is becoming an issue in the Democratic primary fight between incumbent Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and his challenger, Precinct 4 County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson.