SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 24, 2016) – VIA Metropolitan Transit will host a public hearing to seek the community’s feedback regarding proposed route changes scheduled for implementation on June 6, 2016. The hearing will be held on the following date:

6 p.m., Thursday, March 3
VIA Metro Center, 1021 San Pedro Ave.
Served by routes 3 and 4

The following are the proposed service changes:

• 7 Sightseer Special – Route will be replaced by a new route to provide more direct connections among Southtown, the King William Historic District, the downtown area, Pearl, and Broadway. Schedules will be adjusted to provide increased frequency of service and extended hours along some stops.
• 22 Hays Frequent – Route will be interlined with Route 70.
• 42 Roosevelt – Route will be extended to provide service to Missions San Juan and Espada in addition to Missions Concepción and San José.
• 70 Cesar Chavez – Route will be interlined with Route 22.
• 301 Red Circulator – Route will be modified to provide east and west connections between Centro Plaza and the Robert Thompson Transit Station. The route will continue to travel east on Houston Street to Bowie Street, with service adjusted to return westbound on Travis Street.
• 305 Blue Circulator – Route will be replaced by a new route to provide more direct connections among Southtown, the King William Historic District, the downtown area, Pearl, and Broadway. Schedules will be adjusted to provide increased frequency of service and extended hours along some stops.
• 333 The E – Route will be replaced by a new route to provide more direct connections between Southtown, the King William Historic District, the downtown area, Pearl, and Broadway. Schedules will be adjusted to provide increased frequency of service and extended hours along some stops.
• 614 Hidden Cove/Kel-Lac – Route will be extended to serve Pearsall Park on Old Pearsall Road.

In addition to the above service changes, the following routes will have minor schedule adjustments: 9, 10, 14, 22, 43, 44, 70, 79, and 640.

The VIA Board of Trustees will consider the proposed changes at the scheduled March 22, 2016, meeting.

A court reporter/transcriber will be available to accept verbal comments. Comments may be submitted at the public hearing or in writing through the date provided below. Written comments may be mailed to:  Community Relations – June Service Changes c/o VIA Metropolitan Transit, 800 W. Myrtle, San Antonio, Texas 78212, or by email at GCR@viainfo.net.

All comments must be received by 5 p.m. on March 4, 2016 in order to be included in the public hearing record.

For more information, please call (210) 362-2389 or visit www.VIAinfo.net.

VIA meeting facilities are wheelchair accessible. Persons with hearing impairments may request an interpreter 48 hours prior to the meeting by calling TDD (210) 362-2019 or the VIA Local Government & Community Relations office at (210) 362-2389. The meeting location can be accessed by VIA bus routes 3 and 4. Parking will also be available free of charge at the facility.

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.