PUBLIC NOTICE

VIA is reimagining mobility with a plan designed to deliver a BETTER, FASTER, SMARTER service so that you can spend more time doing what you love. The VIA Reimagined Plan includes building a Better Bus System to improve frequency and reliability, and increase service on weekends. VIA increased the frequencies on several routes in 2019 and is proposing more service improvements to begin in May 2020.

VIA Metropolitan Transit is hosting public meetings to receive comments on the proposed service revisions scheduled for implementation on May 4, 2020. The meetings will take place as follows:

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. | Public Meeting at 6 p.m.
Sandy Oaks City Hall
4451 Hickory Haven | Elmendorf, TX 78112

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. | Public Meeting at 6 p.m.
Castle Hills Christian Church | 6209 West Avenue
VIA Routes: 552, 97

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. | Public Meeting at 6 p.m.
VIA Metro Center Board Room | 1021 San Pedro Avenue
VIA Routes: 3, 4

The following are the proposed service changes:

Route 7 Stone Oak Express will improve in frequency on weekdays from 30 minutes to 15 minutes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Service will operate every 30 minutes from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Route 552 Loop 410 / WW White Skip will improve in frequency on weekdays from 20 and 30 minutes to every 15 minutes all day.

City of Sandy Oaks Mobility on Demand Service: On-demand service from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with trips to and from the Brooks Transit Center and the City of Sandy Oaks.

Other Propsed Route Changes
Minor schedule/route adjustments to Routes: 6, 7, 9, 10, 11. 14, and 21.

The following routes will have minor schedule changes: 8/67, 54/97, 82/95, 629, 630, 631, 632, and 672.

To learn more about the proposed changes and view the meeting’s presentation, click here.

 

POP-UP INFORMATION MEETINGS

VIA representatives, also will be hosting pop-up meetings at the following transit centers on the dates listed:

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kel-Lac Transit Center | 7183 Highway 90 W.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Brooks Transit Center| 7903 S. New Braunfels Ave.

Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Madla Transit Center | 1584 Cantrell

Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
North Star Transit Center | 7538 San Pedro Ave.

Friday, January 17, 2020 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stone Oak Park & Ride | 22139 U.S. Highway 281 N

Friday, January 17, 2020 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Centro Plaza | 909 W. Houston St.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Medical Center Transit Center | 5330 Medical Drive

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ingram Transit Center | 3215 Northwestern Drive

Comments may be submitted at the public meeting or in writing through the date provided below. A court reporter/transcriber will be available to accept verbal comments. Written comments may be mailed Attention: Government & Community Relations – May 2020 Service Changes c/o VIA Metropolitan Transit, P.O. Box 12489, San Antonio, Texas 78212, or by email to GCR@viainfo.net. All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 14, 2020, in order to be included in the public meeting record.