New VIVA Routes are Rolling
VIVA is VIA’s Exciting New Service
VIA METROPOLITAN TRANSIT’S VIVA service brings you three new routes to connect with historic places, museums, entertainment, and opportunities to learn and discover in the heart of San Antonio.
- VIVA culture(Route 11) travels from Southtown to the McNay Art Museum, along Broadway.
- VIVA missions(Route 40) serves the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site, from the Alamo to Mission San Juan. Mission Espada will be added at a later date, once road construction in the area is complete.
- VIVA centro(Route 301) travels the city center, from Centro Plaza to Sunset Station.
VIVA runs seven days a week, with extended hours and frequent service. Standard bus fares apply.
The best value for riders is a VIA Day Pass, which provides unlimited rides, all day for $2.75.
Visit VIAinfo.net/ VIVA for complete schedule information and locations served by VIVA.
Learn more About VIA’s June Service Changes
Service changes to existing routes began in June. These include additional options for existing and new stops, shorter wait times, and increased reliability for improved travel on new, CNG-fueled buses. All changes listed began Monday, June 6, 2016.
- 7 Sightseer Special– Route will be replaced by the new Route 11 VIVA culture.
- 11 VIVA culture– New route will provide direct connections to Southtown, King William, Downtown, Pearl, and Broadway.
- 14 Perrin Beitel Skip– Route will operate skip service from Austin Highway to Downtown.
- 22 Hays Frequent– Route will be interlined with Route 70.
- 40 VIVA missions– New route will provide direct connections between the Alamo and the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site. Route will run daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- 70 Cesar Chavez– Route will be interlined with Route 22.
- 301 Red Circulator– Route will become Route 301 VIVA centro. Modi ed route will provide convenient connections between Centro Plaza and Sunset Station.
- 305 Blue Circulator– Route will be discontinued. The area along this route will be served by the new Route 11 VIVA culture and Route 301 VIVA centro.
- 333 The E– Pilot period for E route ended June 4. The area along this route will be served by Route 11 VIVA culture and Route 301 VIVA centro.
- 614 Hidden Cove/Kel-Lac– Route will be modi ed to serve Pearsall Park on Old Pearsall Road. This route will no longer serve Ray Ellison Drive and a segment on Five Palms Drive.
- In addition to the above service changes, the following routes will have minor schedule adjustments: 5, 9, 10, 14, 22, 30, 43, 44, 48, 79, 100, and 640.
New pocket schedules are available now. Printed pocket schedules are at all VIA Information Centers and on buses. To see how these changes may affect your trips, use the online Personal Trip Planner up to 14 days in advance. More information: (210) 362-2020.
VIA names ‘Safety Superheroes’
TWENTY- NINE “SAFETY SUPERHEROES” were selected from more than 4,000 entries for VIA’s 21st Annual Youth Art Contest. This year’s competition challenged young artists to “Be a Safety Superhero in Our Community.” From superhero buses and robots, to local landmarks and traf c safety tips, the entries creatively captured the spirit of the “VIAware: Stop. Look. Listen.” message that encourages safe riding, walking, and cycling.
The Best of Show winner for 2016 is Thanh Nguyen, a 10th-grade student at Roosevelt High School. Nguyen’s entry is featured on a VIA bus. Other winning artwork is showcased on bus interiors throughout VIA’s fleet in June.
COLOR THE BUS
Add your own imagination to VIA’s new VIVA buses. (download PDF to color)
DID YOU KNOW?
VIVA uses are fueled with Compressed Natural Gas for a cleaner, greener ride.
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VIA Metropolitan Transit
123 N. Medina St., San Antonio TX 78207
Customer Service (210) 362-2020
VIAtrans Scheduling (210) 362-5050
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About VIA Metropolitan Transit
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 41 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 re ects the organization’s sound management and nancial practices. Visit www.VIAinfo.net for more information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.