Aviso de Talleres Públicos

By on Fri, March 17, 2017

VIA Metropolitan Transit llevará a cabo una serie de talleres públicos de los estudios de los corredores de transito rápido para colectar los aportes de la comunidad sobre los corredores identificados en el plan de largo alcance Vision2040 de VIA y el plan amplio SA Tomorrow. Puertas abren a las 5:30 p.m. | Taller inicia […]

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Notice of Public Workshops

By on Fri, March 17, 2017

   VIA Metropolitan Transit is hosting a series of public workshops for the Rapid Transit Corridor Studies to gather community input on corridors identified in VIA’s Vision 2040 Long Range Plan and the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. | Workshop begins at 6:00 p.m. March 23, 2017 VIA Metropolitan Center (VMC) […]

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Why Reliability Matters – Introduction to Rapid Transit Corridor Studies

By on Tue, February 21, 2017

In planning trips, travelers build in extra time to account for disruptions like the roadway condition, weather, construction, crashes and special events.  This extra time, or variability in trip time, causes reliability issues for people traveling by bus and by car.  The VIA Vision 2040 Long Range Plan identified key areas of opportunity, or Rapid […]

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Some hits — and too many misses — in public policy in 2016

By on Wed, January 11, 2017

The year is not quite over, but what occurred in 2016 — and, just as important, what didn’t — speak of a year of accomplishment in public policy. But, no way around this, deep disappointment, too. At the beginning of the year, the Editorial Board identified three topics it would emphasize. Those were education, keying […]

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Biggest transportation battles of 2016 to continue in the new year

By on Wed, January 11, 2017

The cost of toll roads, the toll of urban congestion, ride-hailing battles and a high-speed train war garnered plenty of attention in Texas this year. And after the Legislature spent two sessions focusing on highway funding, lawmakers now appear poised to tackle other transportation matters next year. Here’s a look at the year’s biggest transportation […]

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Big issues ahead for the city in 2017

By on Wed, January 11, 2017

In many ways, 2016 was more milquetoast than momentous for the city of San Antonio. A new contract between the city and the San Antonio Police Officers Association was the highlight of the year. We endorsed this new contract because for the first time in city history, police officers will contribute to their monthly health […]

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Access Across America: UMN ranks accessibility to jobs by transit

By on Wed, January 11, 2017

New research from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota ranks 49 of the 50 largest (by population) metropolitan areas in the United States for connecting workers with jobs via transit. The new rankings, part of the Access Across America study that began in 2013, focus on accessibility, a measure that examines both land […]

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Stuck Behind The Wheel: Amtrak Studying San Antonio-Austin Commuter Service

By on Tue, January 10, 2017

When the Lone Star Rail project fell apart last year, communities along I-35 were left looking for a new plan that would reduce travel time between San Antonio and Austin.  Now, they think they’ve found one. It’s still about rail, but the vision is bigger than San Antonio to Austin.  And drivers who are “Stuck […]

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Stuck Behind The Wheel: How Rapid Bus Service May Reduce San Antonio Congestion

By on Tue, January 10, 2017

Here are a few facts guaranteed to get your attention: The San Antonio area adds 146 new residents every day, and they’re bringing their cars. A 50 minute drive today is expected to take 91 minutes in 2040. By then, 39 percent of our roadways will be severely congested all day long. Read more: http://tpr.org/post/stuck-behind-wheel-how-rapid-bus-service-may-reduce-san-antonio-congestion#stream/0

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Stuck Behind The Wheel: Should San Antonio Reconsider Rail?

By on Tue, January 10, 2017

As San Antonio prepares to add more than 1.6 million new residents it holds the distinction of being the largest city in the country without a rail system to move them. This week Texas Public Radio’s Growing Pains Project is looking at options in a series of stories we’re calling, “Stuck Behind the Wheel.” In […]

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