VIA Metropolitan Transit

Bill Fitzgibbons

The Via Transit folks have found an ingenious way of making sure you can find their downtown Centro Plaza bus terminal.  It's called the Centro Chroma Tower and Public Artist Bill FitzGibbons designed it.

"It's 85 feet tall. And it's illuminated at night with a computerized L-E-D light system, which allows you to see the structure both from I-10 and even from downtown buildings."

The 10-foot wide tower on Frio, between Travis and Houston Streets has a sophisticated lighting scheme.

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Early voting begins Monday for a May 7 election that will decide whether Castle Hills keeps VIA bus service, and whether property owners in the Judson Independent School District are willing to pay more for their schools.

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VIA Metropolitan Transit recently won a Texas Preservation Award for its restoration of Ellis Alley, which was the first settlement of freed slaves in San Antonio. 

VIA Metropolitan

VIA Metropolitan Transit launched a new campaign today that offers active-duty military half-price fares.

The campaign, called “Active Duty, Act of Thanks,” is a new fare program for active-duty military offering half-price rates on regular bus service, Express Route service and several pass programs including the $7-day pass and a monthly pass.

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VIA Metropolitan Transit will be the first large transit authority to install free Wi-Fi on all of its busses. The 4G service is being added with no additional cost to riders.

For many people, like student Dominique Marshall, VIA is their main form of transportation. “I ride it Monday through Friday, to and from school,” she said. John Dalasta is the same, but he uses it for work. “I use it to go where I have a temporary job right now and I don’t feel real safe driving because of a medical problem.”