Service Alerts

VIA services are occasionally detoured due to construction, severe weather or other conditions that prevent us from safely operating the normal route. The list below describes the current service disruptions and detours. Please note that circumstances beyond our control may require us to change our services without notice. Call VIA Customer Service at (210) 362-2020 to verify the most current information. Up-to-date information, including service alerts, are also available on VIA’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Proposed Service Changes

  • Improved routes, more frequent service chart path for better bus system.

    In September 2017, the City of San Antonio approved a budget funding allocation to improve bus frequency and reliability for VIA customers.

    An investment of $4.3 million from the City’s General Fund in the FY18 budget will make it possible for VIA to significantly cut wait times on nine VIA routes and along five heavily-traveled corridors by May 2018.

    These improvements are proposed for implementation in January 2018. Public hearings were held in September to collect community input on the planned enhancements. January Service Changes, which include other minor schedule and pairing changes and are pending approval from the VIA Board of Trustees.

    “As we prepare to welcome roughly 1 million more people to our region over the next two decades, VIA will continue to be a good steward of its resources while building a stronger transit system to improve mobility and accessibility. We are thankful for the efforts of the entire City Council, City Manager, and vocal champions like Councilman Rey Saldaña, for supporting transit solutions and making local investment in public transportation a priority for our region.” — VIA President/CEO Jeff Arndt

    Proposed changes* funded by City of San Antonio Budget Approval:

    Proposed improvements that are being funded by the City of San Antonio investment in public transportation include the following routes to be enhanced to operate every 30 minutes on weekdays, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.: 502, 602, 607, 611, 613, 615, 616, 617, 618.

    Additionally, the following route schedules will be enhanced to operate every 12 minutes, weekdays, 6 a.m.–6 p.m.: 20, 26.
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    Additional proposed changes* also will take effect in January 2018:

    2 Blanco – Route will be modified to remove a segment on Loop 1604 from Blanco Road to Huebner Road.
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    6 US-281 Express
    – Service will be modified to operate every 30 minutes on weekdays during peak hours.

    7 (New Route) – This new route will provide express service every 30 minutes between the new Stone Oak Park & Ride and downtown on weekdays during the peak morning and afternoon hours.
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    503 (New Route) – This new route will provide daily service every 30 minutes between the new Stone Oak Park & Ride and the Medical Center Transit Center.
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    The following routes will have minor schedule changes: 2, 66, 68, 603, 604, 605, 606, 609, 612, 614, 619.

    The following route pairs are proposed to be changed:

    Current Pairs            Proposed Pairs

    20-66                           20-26

    26-68                           66-68

    602-604                       602-607

    603-605                       603-605-503

    607-606                       604-606

    611-612                       611-615

    615-614                       612-614

    * pending approval by VIA Board of Trustees at its monthly meeting on September 26, 2017.

     

     

    Start: September 14, 2017
    End: December 31, 2017

Detours in Effect

  • Due to a construction project, route 88 Bandera will be on the following detour until further notice.

     

    Outbound (Evers branch)
    From Evers Road at Wildflower Drive, left on Wildflower
    Right on Bandera Road
    Right on Callaghan Road
    Left on Evers
    Continue regular route

    Start: November 21, 2017
    End: November 21, 2018

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    Improvements planned for Frio Street will begin at 10 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017, and will affect VIA service in the Centro Plaza area for approximately two months.

    Most VIA bus routes serving Centro Plaza will be placed on temporary detour during this time.

    Phase I is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017. 

    Phase II will begin in November 2017.

    To see how your trip could be affected by these temporary changes, please click on the links below.

    For assistance locating your route or stop, call VIA Customer Service at (210) 362-2020.

    View the complete list of detours, bus stop closures, and maps.

     

    Start: October 30, 2017
    End: December 15, 2017

  • Due to a construction project, route 70 Cesar Chaavez will be on the following detours for approximately one month.

    Outbound
    From Cesar Chavez and Navidad
    Left on Navidad
    Right on San Fernando
    Right on Zarzamora
    Left on Cesar Chavez
    Continue Regular Route

    Inbound
    From Cesar Chavez and Zarzamora
    Right on Zarzamora
    Left on San Fernando
    Left on Navidad
    Right on Cesar Chavez
    Continue regular route

    Start: November 14, 2017
    End: December 15, 2017

  • Due to a construction project, route 509 Hildebrand will be on the following detours until further notice.

    Westbound
    From Donaldson and St. Cloud
    Right on St. Cloud
    Left on Alexander Hamilton
    Left on Evelyn
    Right on Donaldson
    Continue regular route

    Eastbound
    From Donaldson and Evelyn
    Left on Evelyn
    Right on Alexander Hamilton
    Right on St. Cloud
    Left on Donaldson
    Continue regular route

    Start: November 14, 2017
    End: December 15, 2017

  • Due to a City of San Antonio project, route 89 Poplar will be on the following detours through January 2018.

    Outbound
    From Broadview Drive at Hemphill Drive, continue on Broadview
    Right on Lark Avenue
    Right on Benrus Boulevard

    Left on Hemphill
    Continue regular route

    Inbound
    From Hemphill at Benrus, right on Benrus
    Left on Pettus
    Left on Broadview to Hemphill
    Continue regular route.

    Start: October 31, 2017
    End: January 31, 2018

  • Construction work on N. Cherry and E. Crockett streets has Route 25 on detour for six months effective 7/14/2017.

    Westbound
    From N. Cherry and E. Crockett streets
    Continue on N. Cherry St.
    Left on E. Houston St.
    Left on Chestnut
    Return to regular route

    Bus stop closures

    Start: July 14, 2017
    End: January 14, 2018

  • A project by City of San Antonio has the following detours in effect for approximately one year beginning February 6, 2017.

    Southbound
    From N. Main St. and E. Quincy St.
    Left on E. Quincy St.
    Right on Richmond Ave.
    Right on N. St Marys
    Return to regular route

    Northbound
    From Navarro St. and N. St. Mary’s St.
    Right on N. St Mary’s St.
    Left on Lexington Ave.
    Left on W. Elmira St.
    Right on N. Main Ave.
    Return to regular route

    Start: February 06, 2017
    End: February 06, 2018

  • A project by San Antonio Water Systems has the following detours in effect beginning Sept. 19, 2016 until project is complete.

    Southbound
    From S. Laredo and Zarzamora
    Right on Zarzamora
    Left on Vera Cruz
    Left on S. Hamilton (across S. Laredo)
    Return to regular route

    Northbound
    From S. Hamilton and Laredo
    Continue on S. Hamilton
    Right on Vera Cruz
    Right on Zarzamora
    Left S. Laredo
    Return to regular route

    Start: September 19, 2016
    End:

  • Due to construction in the vicinity of the Ingram Transit Center, route 618 Ingram/Westlakes will be on the following detour for the duration of the project.

    Northbound, to route 609
    From Ingram Road at Northwestern, continue on Ingram
    Left on Wurzbach Road
    Left on Van Cleave
    Left on Northwestern
    Continue regular route to 609

    Start: October 05, 2016
    End:

  • Due to a couple of projects being carried out in the downtown area, route 301 VIVA centro will be on the following detour:

    Westbound
    From Martin Street at St. Mary’s Street, continue on Martin
    Left on Flores Street
    Right on Travis Street
    Continue regular route

    Start: February 13, 2017
    End:

  • Updated Feb. 14, 2017 – The outbound detour for route 3 has been modified slightly

    Updated Feb. 9, 2017 – The detours below have been updated, effective Feb. 10, 2017 at 9 a.m.

    Updated Feb. 7, 2017 – The detours below have been updated

    Updated Feb. 6, 2017 – The detours below are now in effect, as of Feb. 6, 2017

    San Pedro Avenue between Quincy Street and Main Avenue has been closed for about one year for the construction of a traffic roundabout at Romana Plaza. All VIA bus routes that go through the area will be on the detours listed below for the duration of the construction.

    Route 90

    Eastbound
    From N. Main Ave. at E. Quincy St.
    Left on E. Quincy St.
    Right on Richmond Ave.
    Right on N. St. Mary’s St.
    Cross Navarro St.
    Continue regular route

    Westbound
    From Navarro St. at N. St. Mary’s St.
    Right on N. St. Mary’s St.
    Left on Lexington Ave.
    Left on E. Elmira St.
    Right on N. Main Ave.
    Continue regular route

    Routes 4, 95, 96, 97

    Southbound
    From San Pedro Ave. at W. Quincy St.
    Left on W. Quincy St.
    Right on Richmond Ave.
    Right on N. St. Mary’s St.
    Cross Navarro St.
    Continue regular route

    Northbound
    From Navarro St. at N. St. Mary’s St.
    Right on N. St. Mary’s St.
    Left on Lexington Ave.
    Left on E. Elmira St.
    Right on San Pedro Ave.
    Continue regular route

    Start:
    End:

Temporary Service Disruptions

  • On Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, the H-E-B Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will be held in Travis Park, and several VIA bus routes will be on detours in the area due to street closures.Pecan Street will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. that day, and Navarro Street will be closed starting at 2 p.m. The following detours will be in effect during the tree lighting activities:

     

    4 San Pedro Frequent
    5 McCullough
    8 North St. Mary’s
    90 Woodlawn
    95 Fredericksburg
    96 Vance Jackson
    97 West Avenue

    From Navarro at Travis Street, left on Travis
    Right on Flores Street
    Right on Pecan
    Left on Navarro
    Continue regular route

     

    2 Blanco
    82 Culebra
    88 Bandera

    From Navarro at Travis, left on Travis
    Right on Flores
    Right on Pecan
    Left on Navarro
    Left on Martin Street
    Continue regular route

     

    9 Broadway
    10 Naco/Broadway

    From Pecan at St. Mary’s Street, right on St. Mary’s
    Left on Travis
    Left on Broadway
    Continue regular route

     

    14 Perrin Beitel Skip

    From Navarro at Travis, right on Travis
    Left on Broadway
    Continue regular route

    Start: November 22, 2017
    End: November 25, 2017

  • On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 2017, the San Antonio Food Bank’s Turkey Trot 5K will be held in the King William Historic District, and several VIA bus routes will be on detours for the event. These detours, which are listed below, will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will continue until approximately 10 a.m.

     

    11 VIVA culture

    Southbound
    From Alamo Street at Nathan Street, right on Nathan
    Right on Guenther Street
    Right on Main Avenue
    Continue regular route

     

    43 South Flores

    Inbound
    From Flores Street at Keller Street, left on Keller
    Right on Marty Street
    Left on Cevallos Street
    Right on Laredo Street/I-35 access road
    Continue onto Santa Rosa Street
    Right on Cesar Chavez Boulevard
    Left on Flores
    Continue regular route

    Outbound
    From Flores at Cesar Chavez, right on Cesar Chavez
    Left on Pecos La Trinidad Street
    Left on Lardeo
    Continue onto Cevallos
    Right on Marty
    Left on Keller
    Right on Flores
    Coninue regular route

     

    44 Pleasanton

    Inbound
    From Flores Street at Keller, left on Keller
    Right on Marty
    Left on Cevallos
    Right on Laredo/I-35 access road
    Continue onto Santa Rosa
    Right on Cesar Chavez
    Left on Flores
    Continue regular route

    Outbound
    From Flores at Cesar Chavez, right on Cesar Chavez
    Left on Pecos La Trinidad
    Left on Lardeo
    Continue onto Cevallos
    Right on Marty
    Left on Keller
    Right on Flores
    Coninue regular route

    46 Commercial

    Inbound
    From Probandt Street at Simon Street, left on Simon
    Right on Flores
    Left on Keller
    Right on Marty
    Left on Cevallos
    Right on Laredo/I-35 access road
    Continue onto Santa Rosa
    Cross Cesar Chavez
    Continue regular phase two detour route

    Outbound
    From phase two detour route to Santa Rosa at Cesar Chavez, right on Cesar Chavez
    Left on Pecos La Trinidad
    Left on Laredo
    Continue onto Cevallos
    Right on Marty
    Left on Keller
    Right on Flores
    Left on Simon
    Right on Probandt
    Continue regular route

     

    51 Nogalitos

    Inbound
    From Nogalitos Street at Keller, left on Keller
    Right on Marty
    Left on Cevallos
    Right on Laredo/I-35 access road
    Continue onto Santa Rosa
    Right on Cesar Chavez
    Left on St. Mary’s Street
    Continue regular route

    Outbound
    From St. Mary’s at Cesar Chavez, right on Cesar Chavez
    Left on Pecos La Trinidad
    Left on Laredo
    Continue onto Cevallos
    Right on Marty
    Left on Keller
    Right on Nogalitos
    Continue regular route

    Start: November 20, 2017
    End: November 24, 2017

Upcoming Service Changes

    There are no upcoming service changes.

Notice of Bus Stop Changes

  • Beginning Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, the following bus stops will be closed due to recent shelter installations nearby:

    Bus stop 32697 – Vance Jackson at Clearfield
    This stop serves route 96.

    Bus stop 63636 – San Pedro at Bitters
    This stop serves route 502

    Start: November 21, 2017
    End: December 21, 2017

  • Beginning Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, the following bus stop changes will go into effect:

    Bus stop 89246 – McCullough between Rexford and Rampart
    This stop, which serves the northbound trips of route 5, will be closed due to the close proximity of another stop.

    Bus stop 56313 – Rigsby in front of 2934
    Bus stop 56343 – Rigsby opposite 3035
    These two stops, which serve the westbound trips of route 30, will be closed due to the close proximity of other stops.

    Start: November 20, 2017
    End: December 20, 2017

  • Construction on a new hotel at the intersection of St. Mary’s Street and Commcerce Street will begin Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. While the construction is underway (expected to last two years), the following bus stop changes will be in effect.

    89867 – St. Mary’s at Commerce
    This stop will be closed for the duration of the construction. The affected routes are 6, 24, 30, 32, 34, 36, 42, 51, 54, 67, 79, and 95.

    89807 – St. Mary’s
    This is a new temporary stop just north of the closed stop, 89867. Routes served by this stop are 6, 24, and 95.

    53777 – St. Mary’s at Houston Street
    This stop was previously closed, but it will be reopened to serve routes 54 and 67.

    89869 – Commerce at St. Mary’s
    This stop will be moved 50 feet eastward on Commerce to accomodate the construction.

    Other routes affected by the construction will continue to make stops at regular marked bus stops before and after the construction area.

    Start: January 09, 2017
    End: