VIA’s Advanced Rapid Transit Project in San Antonio, TX


A look at SATX’s transportation future. | Courtesy of VIA

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Did you know that by the year 2040 San Antonio’s population will increase by over 1 million? It’s true — SATX is one of the fastest-growing cities in America, and VIA is making sure to address this growth by providing new means of transportation with its Keep SA Moving initiative.

A part of this grand plan includes the Alamo City’s first Advanced Rapid Transit Project (ART). Here’s what we know + how you can provide input on the project design and development in upcoming meetings.

🚎 What is ART?

  • This proposed 12-mile corridor plans to connect the airport, downtown + the Missions through dedicated lanes along San Pedro Avenue.
  • The project is currently in the development phase, which means that between now and 2025 VIA will be working on creating an approved set of construction plans.
  • The proposed construction phase is set to begin in 2025.
  • ART service is set to open to the public in 2027.

🚎 Benefits of ART

The goal is to provide alternative transportation to the rapidly growing population in our city. ART plans to:

  • Offer 10-15 minute service all day
  • Real-time route information
  • Boarding options for all abilities
  • Delivers access to key destinations
  • Pay before you board options

🚎 How will this project get funded?

VIA is currently the only Texas project added to the funding recommendation list for the Fiscal Year 2023. If approved, ART may secure $158 million, making it the first time the Alamo City has accessed this type of funding in history. The overall cost for ART is expected to be $320 million.

🚎 ART public meetings

Residents will have two options to provide input + feedback on the project in person as well as view past meetings on its website.

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