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VIA makes changes to several routes

VIA: Changes made to enhance services

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SAN ANTONIO – Several bus routes for the VIA Metropolitan Transit are being revised to reduce transfers and ease congestion.

VIA officials said the revisions are primarily related to the new, state-of-the-art transit center at 909 W Houston St, which offers riders a customer service center, an air-conditioned waiting area, free 4G LTE WiFi, ticket vending machines and more.

The following route changes will go into effect Jan. 11:

  • 3 San Pedro Skip: Route will end at North Star Transit Center. Extended trips to Blossom Park & Ride will be covered by the modified Route 4. The revised Route 3 will travel west of downtown and serve Centro Plaza, continuing as Route 76 instead of Route 46. Frequency will increase to every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 4 San Pedro Frequent: Route will provide extended trips to Blossom Park & Ride, currently being provided by Route 3. The revised Route 4 will continue through downtown as Route 24 instead of Route 20.
  • 20 New Braunfels Frequent: Route will travel west of downtown and serve Centro Plaza, continuing as Route 66 instead of Route 4.
  • 24 East Houston Frequent: Route will continue through downtown as Route 4 instead of Route 66.
  • 25 East Commerce Frequent: Route will be modified to serve Centro Plaza and continue through downtown as Route 75.
  • 28 Porter: Route will be modified to serve Centro Plaza. Every other bus will continue outbound as either Route 62 or Route 89.
  • 46 Commercial: Route will travel west of downtown and serve Centro Plaza as the end of the line. The revised Route 46 will no longer continue as Route 3.
  • 62 Kirk: Route will be modified to serve Centro Plaza and continue through downtown as Route 28.
  • 66 Ceralvo Frequent – Route will travel west of downtown and serve Centro Plaza, continuing as Route 20 instead of Route 24.
  • 75 West Commerce Frequent: Route will be modified to serve Centro Plaza and continue through downtown as Route 25.
  • 76 West Commerce Skip: Route will travel west of downtown and serve Centro Plaza, continuing as Route 3 instead of Route 28.
  • 79 Ruiz Frequent: Route will be modified to serve Centro Plaza and continue through downtown as Route 14.
  • 89 Poplar: Route will be modified to serve Centro Plaza and continue through downtown as Route 28.

VIA officials said there will also be minor adjustments to routes 17, 26, 68 and 93.

New pocket schedules are available at www.viainfo.net, VIA information centers and on buses.

VIA said the changes reflect their commitment to offer enhanced services and amenities to customers and the community.

For more information to service changes call 210-362-2020.


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