The VIA Metropolitan Transit Board of Trustees has announced plans to defer the modern streetcar project. The official action to defer the project will take place at the August 26, 2014 meeting of the Board of Trustees. The VIA Board will also take steps to cancel the agreement with the City of San Antonio to provide $32 million in City funds for the streetcar project.
Written by VIA Transit on Jul 7 2014 - 3:09pm
The South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce has endorsed VIA Metropolitan Transit’s modern streetcar project as a welcome development that will benefit the local economy and provide more travel options for the Alamo City.
Written by VIA Transit on Jul 1 2014 - 12:48pm
VIA Metropolitan Transit released the results of a study that examined the economic impact a modern streetcar system would have on the local economy, and the conclusions show that the investment of $280 million in the system will see a return of billions over the next 25 years. The study was conducted by the SABÉR Institute of St. Mary’s University and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce under the supervision of Steve R. Nivin, PhD, who is the director and chief economist for the institute.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Mar 14 2013 - 12:32pm
VIA Metropolitan Transit will hold a public meeting to share information and gather input on the route alternatives for the modern streetcar project. The meeting will be held Thursday, March 28 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Central Library at 600 Soledad Street. Bus riders attending the meeting can take the following routes: 3, 4, 90, 96, 97, or the Blue downtown circulator.
Written by Brandon Anioł on Nov 27 2012 - 11:19pm
San Antonio Female College was a boarding school that offered formal education for girls. It was once one of the largest all-girl schools in Texas. More than likely, you've never heard of it. Mrs. Maude White Zachas, graduating class of 1898, later recalled her time spent at the school. "The girls of the school then were called 'guineas,' because of the uniforms we were compelled to wear. We were never permitted to have young men callers. We rarely saw boys except at a distance!"1