SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 22, 2016) — VIA Metropolitan Transit will introduce service changes in January designed to provide enhanced schedule reliability for its Prímo service. The planned adjustments support VIA’s commitment to offering enhanced service and amenities throughout the region.
Changes listed below will take effect Monday, Jan. 9, 2017.
• Prímo (100) will become two routes to improve schedule reliability. The revised Prímo 100 will operate the existing service between Ellis Alley and the Medical Center Transit Center every 10 minutes. Service from the Medical Center Transit Center to the UTSA Main Campus and from the Medical Center Transit Center to Leon Valley will now be provided by a new Prímo 101 route.
• Prímo (101) will operate the existing Prímo service from Leon Valley to the Medical Center Transit Center and on to the UTSA Main Campus every 30 minutes.
Other service changes include:
• U.S. 90 Express Route (64) will be modified to run clockwise on all trips at the end of the route by Northwest Vista College. Route schedules will be adjusted.
• A minor change to VIVA missions (40) moves the route from Alamo Street to Cesar Chavez Boulevard before continuing the existing route on St. Mary’s Street.
In addition to the above service changes, bus stops for the lineup routes in downtown will be relocated due to street and sidewalk closures located near East Commerce Street between South St. Mary’s and Soledad streets.
The following routes will also have minor schedule adjustments: 4, 9, 11, 14, 21, 25, 26, 43, 67, 68, 75, 79, 515, 524, 642, and 648.
New pocket schedules are available at www.VIAinfo.net. Printed pocket schedules will be available at all VIA information centers and on buses. To see how these changes affect your trips, use the online Personal Trip Planner up to 14 days in advance and enter a trip date later than Jan. 9, 2017. For additional information on the service changes, customers may 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.