Prímo Service

Fast. Frequent. Direct.
VIA’s Prímo service uses modern, high-capacity vehicles, improved fare collection systems, and controlled traffic signals to move riders more efficiently.

Prímo 100 | Prímo 101

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Prímo 100 fredersicksburg road

Prímo 100 frequent service uses modern rubber-tire, high capacity vehicles; improved fare collection systems, and controlled traffic signals to move riders more efficiently.

Prímo 100 Benefits

  • Frequent 10-minute peak service between Medical Center and Downtown

  • Real-time arrival information along the route

  • Transit signal priority to speed up travel times

Modern stylized high-capacity CNG-powered vehicles

  • Free 4G LTE WiFiFree WiFi

  • Wheelchair self-restraint

  • Bikes on board

  • LCD information displays

  • VEHICLE

    VIA uses stylized Compressed Natural Gas-fueled (CNG) vehicles for the Prímo 100 service on Fredericksburg Road.

    The Prímo 100 vehicles use a CNG propulsion system. Using this type of power saves on fuel costs and contributes to a cleaner environment by reducing vehicle emissions.

    Prímo vehicles have a specialized paint scheme and interior design to give this premium service a distinctive look.

    Prímo vehicles meet all Federally Mandated Vehicle Safety Standards, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Society of Automotive Engineering Standards requirements.

    Primo Interior

  • STATIONS AND STOPS

    Prímo 100 passengers board at stations instead of standard bus stops. Whereas VIA’s buses typically pick up riders at stops placed frequently along a route, Prímo 100 stations are larger and spaced further apart. There are two large terminals along the Prímo route: Medical Center Transit Center and Centro Plaza at VIA Villa.

    Bus Rapid Transit Stations

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    Primo Station

  • SERVICE AND FARES

    Service

    VIA Prímo operates every day from approximately 4:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M.

    Service depart each station every 10 minutes on weekdays and every 15 minutes on weekends from 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

    Fares

    The fare for VIA Prímo is the same as VIA’s regular bus service and daily and monthly passes are accepted.

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  • Riders with wheelchairs and bikes

    The Prímo 100 vehicles offer space for two wheelchairs, one new self-restraining, rear-facing wheelchair space and the standard forward facing wheelchair positions.

    Rear-Facing Wheelchair Position

    The rear-facing position does not require securement or assistance which can be more convenient and offers greater independence. It makes it easier and faster to get on and off the bus. When using this position, push yourself all the way back against the cushioned support, apply your parking brake, and fasten optional seat belts if desired.

    Wheelchair

    Forward-Facing Wheelchair Position

    VIA operators are required to secure all riders using the forward-facing wheelchair positions using a four-point securement system. When boarding the bus, please let the operator know if you plan on using the forward-facing position.

    Riders with Bikes

    The Prímo 100 vehicles can accommodate three bikes inside each vehicle. Because the bike rack is located inside and in the rear of the bus, riders with bikes must board from the rear door. Once on board, simply roll the front bike tire into one of the slots on the rack and allow the top roller to come over the front wheel. Once your bike is secure, please proceed to the front of the bus to pay your fare.

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Background

Prímo 101 UTSA Leon Valley

Prímo 101 travels between Leon Valley to the Medical Center Transit Center and then on to UTSA 1604 Campus. The service runs daily, every 30 minutes from early in the morning to late at night. The fare for VIA Prímo 101 is the same as VIA’s regular bus service and daily and monthly passes are accepted.