SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 7, 2016) — VIA Metropolitan Transit will offer complimentary bus service to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.

To access the service, riders are asked to park at Freeman Coliseum, 3201 E. Houston St. (Lot 1), or St. Philip’s College, 1801 Martin Luther King Dr. (Lot 22), between 8 and 10 a.m., Monday. The drop-off point for service to the march will be on MLK Drive, west of Upland Drive. The pick-up location for return service will be at Pittman Sullivan Park, 1101 Iowa St. Buses will return between noon and 3 p.m.

“VIA is proud to support the historic Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March and honors the contributions of the San Antonio community in preserving Dr. King’s legacy,” said VIA President and CEO Jeffrey C. Arndt. “Public transportation has played a pivotal role in the history of civil rights. We recognize the role public transportation plays in the continued prosperity of our community, and the importance of advancing transportation in the Greater San Antonio Region.”

For more information about this bus service, call (210) 362-2020 or visit

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