By Lorraine Pulido VIA and the San Antonio Food Bank are partnering to help make sure homebound residents don’t go hungry during these challenging times. On March 31, VIA operators began delivering meals and supplies prepared by Food Bank staff and volunteers to homes and distribution points throughout San Antonio. Deliveries will take place Monday through Friday. Since VIA joined the Food Bank’s mission to “fight hunger and feed hope,” operators have distributed more than 650 food packages to nearly 500 locations throughout the city.
Written by VIA Transit on Apr 15 2020 - 3:45pm
Written by VIA Transit on Dec 20 2017 - 9:07pm
VIA Metropolitan Transit has added a third pick-up location and is extending New Year’s Eve Park & Ride Service hours to 1:30 a.m. for those attending the Tricentennial Celebrate 300 event. VIA will offer convenient and affordable service to the Tricentennial event beginning at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 31. Return service will run until 1:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 1. A third pick-up location has been added for this Park & Ride service, now available at: · Crossroads Park & Ride, 151 Crossroads Blvd.
Written by Laura Acevedo on Nov 8 2017 - 9:23pm
In the Nov. 8 edition of #AskRon, Mayor Ron Nirenberg talks with Councilman Rey Saldaña about the recent tragedy in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The two discussed how violent acts impact our communities. Also, Nirenberg and Saldaña take a ride on a VIA bus.
Written by Trey Herrera on Oct 15 2017 - 9:01pm
Construction started on the four intersections of Frio Street on Oct. 6 and is expected to last about a month. While the intersections are closed, cars and buses will be directed to alternate routes. Beginning at 10 p.m. Oct.15, Frio Street at Cesar Chavez Boulevard will be closed. This will be the first of four intersections to be closed as construction continues for improvements along Frio Street. The other streets that will be closing are Frio Street at Buena Vista, West Commerce and West Houston. Each Intersection will be closed off for approximately one month.
Written by Trey Herrera on Oct 3 2017 - 9:30pm
San Antonio will start a six-week project on Oct. 6 to rebuild four intersections along Frio Street. Because the work will be cut off certain areas and affec people’s normal routes to work, VIA bus routes in the Centro Plaza area will follow several designated detours. The project is expected to last four to six weeks, during this time time VIA will have employees at the designated areas to help customers. Signs will direct people to the detours and VIA will try to keep everyone updated on social media of project progression .
Written by City of San Antonio on Jul 28 2017 - 5:55pm
The Department of Human Services, City of San Antonio, and Haven for Hope are reaching out to help the most vulnerable community members as San Antonio braces for near-record high temperatures this weekend. The Department of Human Services (DHS) will open four facilities from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 29 and Sunday July 30 as cooling stations. The sites, covering four quadrants of the city, are:
Written by Mark Tirpak on Mar 1 2017 - 6:02pm
I'm always saddened when plans for Hemisfair 'revitalization' don't mention the historic Woman's Pavilion, Marmon Mok's award-winning Confluence Theater (currently used as Wood Federal Courthouse), the
Written by Mark Tirpak on Oct 13 2016 - 12:45am
Reader’s Note: San Antonio has a public transit connection to the airport that’s faster than Dallas light rail but doesn’t promote or support it. In this article, I am providing five more ideas for improving local transit services before the Tricentennial.
Written by Mark Tirpak on Sep 28 2016 - 2:13pm
Nobody wants San Antonio to be a ‘dumb’ city, but a recent article published by WIRED (July 2016) hints that we act like one by using public dollars to prioritize and implement the least effective approaches for improving our local transit services – ignoring research and the perspectives of local transit users (including visitors and would-be investors) as well as the e
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Sep 22 2016 - 4:05pm
Two job fairs are taking place within a week, one focusing on San Antonio's growing information technology sector. Workforce Solutions Alamo will have a career fair for youths 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Education Service Center Region 20. Organizations say there are positions available in an increasing number of specific fields. The job fairs are happening after the announcement that U.S. jobless claims fell last week to their lowest level since July.