SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 10, 2016) – VIA Metropolitan Transit will host two Open House events to share information on the South/West Corridor Transit Improvements Project to expand Primo service and facilities on two of the highest-use corridors—Zarzamora Street and Military Drive.

The route planned for the Military Drive Primo runs from Interstate 37 on the east to the Kel-Lac Transit Center on the west. The route planned for the Zarzamora Primo runs from Madla Transit Center on the south, going north to Fredericksburg Road, and connects to the South Texas Medical Center Transit Center.

The plans are part of VIA’s SmartMove initiative, a community-driven planning process to help direct VIA’s future capital investments. Other SmartMove projects include the recently completed Centro Plaza Transit Center, ongoing bus shelter enhancements and installations, and design work on the Brooks Transit Center, Rolling Oaks Park & Ride, and Stone Oak Park & Ride.

The Open House events are set for the following dates and locations:

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Texas Diabetes Institute Auditorium
701 S. Zarzamora St.
Served by route 520

Thursday, Feb. 18, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Harlandale Community Center
7227 Briar Place
Served by routes 43, 550, and 551

The meeting locations are accessible by wheelchair. Individuals with hearing impairments may request an interpreter 48 hours prior to the meeting by calling TDD (210) 362-2019 or (210) 362-2742.

A formal public hearing is planned during the April 26 meeting of the VIA Board of Trustees. Comments collected at the two Open House events will be provided to the Board of Trustees as part of their consideration. Comments may be submitted at the Open Houses or in writing by 5 p.m., March 18, 2016. Written comments may be mailed to VIA’s Community Relations Department at 800 W. Myrtle St., San Antonio, TX 78212, Attn: Primo Improvements. Comments may also be sent by email to GCR@viainfo.net.

VIA Metropolitan Transit provides public transportation services to 13 cities in the Greater San Antonio Region and the unincorporated areas of Bexar County. VIA operates seven days a week on 90 routes, and provided 44 million rides across the region in 2015. VIA’s mission is to enhance the community’s quality of life by providing regional and customer-oriented public transportation that is dependable, cost-effective and enticing to more riders. VIA’s AAA bond rating reflects the organization’s sound management and financial practices. Visit www.VIAinfo.net for more information. Follow us on www.Facebook.com/VIATransit, www.Twitter.com/VIA_Transit, and www.Instagram.com/VIATransit.