SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 20, 2016) — Three major events in the Downtown San Antonio area will bring extra crowds and vehicles to the city’s center from October 28 through 30. VIA Metropolitan Transit reminds visitors that convenient public transportation choices provide connections to major venues in the central business district, including La Villita, the Convention Center, and the Alamodome.
VIVA centro (Route 301) is a convenient transportation choice for MuertoFest at La Villita, October 29-30. The Día de los Muertos celebration features traditional art, culture, music and food. VIVA centro’s frequent service runs every 15 minutes from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends, with stops just a block from La Villita.
Nearby, Alamo City Comic Con is expected to gather more than 20,000 visitors to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center October 28-30, for one of the largest Comic Con events in the country. VIVA centro stops directly in front of the Convention Center on Market Street.
The University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners will also take on the University of North Texas Eagles in the Alamodome on October 29. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. VIVA centro will be on a special route to serve the Robert Thompson Transit Station at the Alamodome beginning two and a half hours before kickoff. Service continues for one hour after the game.
VIVA centro is one of three VIVA routes launched in June of 2016. VIVA culture (Route 11) and VIVA missions (Route 40) also connect passengers with historic places, classic and contemporary art, popular dining and entertainment spots, and opportunities to learn and discover in the heart of San Antonio.
Every VIA bus is equipped with free 4G LTE WiFi, bicycle racks, and is ADA accessible. Regular bus fares for a single trip is $1.30, with discounts for children, seniors, active-duty military and students with a VIA Reduced Fare ID. The best deal is a Day Pass, with unlimited rides for just $2.75. For information on how to book your trip, visit VIAinfo.net or call (210) 362-2020.
VIA Metropolitan Transit provides regional multimodal transportation options that connect our community to opportunity, support economic vitality, and enhance quality of life throughout our region. VIA serves 14 member cities and the unincorporated areas of Bexar County, operating seven days a week on 90 routes. In 2015, VIA provided 42.2 million rides across the region. 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.