NextGen Shelters

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Reaching a milestone

VIA Metropolitan Transit marks a milestone in its ongoing work to build an enhanced bus system for the region.

One thousand new bus shelters with completed improvements bring the total number of sheltered stops in the VIA service area to more than 2,200.

Partners for 1,000th Next-Generation shelter dedication

  • San Antonio Housing Authority

  • Office of District 2 City Councilman Cruz Shaw

  • St. Philip’s College

Five New Next-Gen Features

  • Comfortable, covered seating

  • Sidewalk connections

  • ADA improvements

  • Flexible modular concept

  • Designed to reflect the cultural fabric of the area

NextGen Shelter Partners

  • City of San Antonio.

  • Texas Department of Transportation

  • H-E-B

Celebrating 1000 New Bus Shelters

Watch the unveiling of the 1000th Bus Shelter, located on the East Side of San Antonio, on Dec. 13, 2017.

WATCH LIVE: VIA celebrates a major milestone with the dedication of its 1,000th new bus shelter in San Antonio’s historic East Side.

Posted by VIA Metropolitan Transit on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

About the Next-Gen Shelters

• The flexible modular concept allows scalability to serve differing activity needs tailored to each bus stop, and is designed to reflect the cultural fabric of area parks, neighborhoods, places of interest, and historic sites.

• Nearly all of the contractors used for the Passenger Amenities Program are locally owned business and/or certified DBEs.

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<p style=• The 1,000th bus shelter features a custom roof with an image of the 1952 graduating class of St. Philip’s College, located in District 2.

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