VIA Metropolitan Transit launches 3 new routes

VIA to offer complimentary VIVA service on weekends

SAN ANTONIO – VIA Metropolitan Transit launched its new VIVA service line Monday. Three distinct routes -- VIVA culture, VIVA missions and VIVA centro -- will connect riders with restaurants, arena and other destinations around San Antonio.

VIVA culture travels from Southtown to the McNay Museum of Art along South Broadway.

VIVA missions serves the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site, from the Alamo to Mission San Juan. Mission Espada will be added when road construction in the area is complete. VIVA centro travels the city center, from Centro Plaza to Sunset Station.

"The three VIVA routes were inspired by places that celebrate San Antonio and were developed with input from throughout our community," VIA President/CEO Jeffrey C. Arndt said. "VIVA will enhance public transportation options in key corridors and is designed to provide more frequent service and new connections to the region’s most-visited destinations."

VIA announced it will offer complimentary VIVA service on Saturday and Sunday to show the routes to the community.

VIA also debuted the VIVA brand at the launch, featured on a new CNG-fueled bus and a custom-made mural. The mural is six by 12 feet and was designed by artists for Blue Star Coloring. The mural will be displayed at The DoSeum through June 12.

VIVA runs seven days a week. Standard bus fares will apply.

Riders can purchase a VIA Day Pass, which provides unlimited rides all day for $2.75. Click here for schedule information and locations.