The Greater San Antonio Region is a dynamic metropolitan area, growing and changing in response to an influx of new residents and evolving transportation needs. Residents, businesses, and visitors throughout the region will continue to demand and rely on seamless transportation choices to connect key population and employment centers. An integrated network of transportation options contributes to the vitality of the region. A Draft Rapid Transit Network Plan builds off of VIA Metropolitan Transit’s (VIA) community-driven Vision 2040 Long Range Plan. It identifies a network of specific corridors where high-capacity transit improvements can be phased in to provide reliable transit service that improves access, speeds commutes, attracts new riders, and complements existing and future developments. This transformative plan puts into action a new era of mobility in Greater San Antonio, bringing world-class transportation options to our vibrant region.
Understanding the Need
Our region is growing and will face significant travel challenges in the future. Vision 2040 identified a system of Rapid Transit Corridors as areas of opportunity where transit can play an increased role in supporting our transportation system.
Identifying a Range of Solutions
The Vision 2040 Rapid Transit Corridor Analysis will identify a range of transit solutions to serve our region’s busiest and most vibrant areas of activity, employment and housing. The analysis will research various modes of transportation, and design alternatives to best meet the regional and neighborhood transportation needs.
Evaluating Community Options
By engaging the community, the Vision 2040 Rapid Transit Corridor Analysis will work to evaluate all alternatives and identify a preferred option that meets the transit needs of today and tomorrow. The preferred recommendation could result in bus rapid transit, light rail transit, express bus services, or other innovative transportation solutions.
Defining Projects and Plans
One significant outcome of Vision 2040 Rapid Transit Corridor Analysis will be a set of projects and plans to be added to the existing capital plan, VIA SmartMove. VIA’s short-term investments will be consistent with the purpose and need identified throughout the process of the Vision 2040 Rapid Transit Corridor Analysis.