SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 22, 2016) – VIA Metropolitan Transit will host a series of open houses to seek input on the Comprehensive Operations Analysis (COA), a detailed review of how the public transportation system functions in and around the Greater San Antonio Region.
The COA will conduct a route-by-route study of existing VIA services to explore opportunities to increase ridership while enhancing service efficiency and cost effectiveness. The COA will also examine the role of other mobility options and the feasibility of integrating them into the greater service network. This analysis will provide an opportunity to determine how limited public resources are used and help ensure VIA is delivering the best service possible, given available resources.
The open houses are scheduled for the following dates and locations. Members of the public are invited to attend to review key findings and provide input.
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, 5 p.m.
Leon Valley Conference Center – Room C
6427 Evers Road
Leon Valley, TX 78238
Location served by Route 88
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, 5 p.m.
Mission Branch Library
3134 Roosevelt Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78214
Location served by Route 42
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, 1 p.m.
Ventura Community Center
7058 Elm Trail Drive
San Antonio, TX 78244
Location served by Route 632
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, 5 p.m.
Southside Lions Community Center
3100 Hiawatha St.
San Antonio, TX 78210
Location served by Route 28
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, 5 p.m.
Millers Pond Community Center
6175 Old Pearsall Road
San Antonio, TX 78242
Location served by Route 614, Route 616
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, 5 p.m.
VIA Metro Center, Eskridge Community Room
1021 San Pedro Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212
Location served by Route 3, Route 4
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, 5 p.m.
Brook Hollow Library
530 Heimer Road
San Antonio, TX 78232
Location served by Route 648
Information is also available online.
The objectives of the COA are to establish a framework for decisions regarding existing and future transit service; develop recommendations to enhance VIA’s transit network; and explore innovative alternative transportation services to complement the fixed-route network. The COA process will take approximately one year to complete.
The meeting locations are accessible by wheelchair. Individuals with hearing impairments may request an interpreter 48 hours prior to the meeting by calling TDD (210) 362-2019 or the Local Government and Community Relations office at (210) 362-2389.
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 42.2 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 reflects the organization’s sound management and financial practices. Visit www.VIAinfo.net for more information. Follow us on www.Facebook.com/VIATransit, www.Twitter.com/VIA_Transit, and www.Instagram.com/VIATransit.