SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 28, 2017) – VIA Metropolitan Transit’s and the Advanced Transportation District’s proposed operating budgets for Fiscal Year 2017-18 (Oct. 1, 2017 – Sept. 30, 2018) are available to for public comment, beginning Aug. 28, 2017.

The draft budget can be viewed online at VIAinfo.net. The documents are also available upon request from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, at VIA’s Marketing & Communications Office at The Grand, 123 N. Medina St.

The Presentation on Proposed FY2018 Operating Budget and FY2018-2022 Proposed Capital Program also can be viewed online.

A public hearing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at the VIA Administration Building, Administration Board Room, 800 W. Myrtle. The VIA Administration Building is served by routes 3, 4, and 20. The public hearing will include a presentation and a public comment period. Anyone wishing to offer comments at the meeting will be required to sign up in person before the public comment period begins.

Comments may be submitted at the public hearing or in writing through Sept. 12, 2017. A court reporter/transcriber will be available to accept verbal comments. Written comments may be mailed to Attention: Government & Community Relations – Proposed FY 2017-2018 Budget, c/o VIA Metropolitan Transit, P.O. Box 12489, San Antonio, TX 78212, or by email at GCR@viainfo.net.

Comments may also be submitted online using the online comment form. Online comments will be accepted through midnight on Sept. 12, 2017.

The VIA Administration Building is accessible by wheelchair. Persons with hearing impairments may request an interpreter 48 hours prior to the meeting by calling TDD (210) 362-2019.

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About VIA Metropolitan Transit
VIA provides regional multimodal transportation options that connect our community to opportunity, support economic vitality, and enhance quality of life throughout our region. VIA, recognized by the Texas Transit Association in 2016 as the outstanding Metro Transit Authority of the year, serves 14 member cities and the unincorporated areas of Bexar County, operating seven days a week on 90 routes. Last year, VIA provided 40 million rides across the region. VIA’s AAA bond rating reflects the organization’s sound management and financial practices. Visit www.VIAinfo.net for more information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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