VIA looks at San Antonio’s future of transportation during ‘State of Transit’

The event focused on San Antonio’s first Advanced Rapid Transit network (ART)

SAN ANTONIO – Friday’s State of Transit event presented by San Antonio Mobility Coalition focused on VIA Metropolitan Transit’s plan for an Advanced Rapid Transit network, known as ART.

VIA’s ART system would utilize dedicated lanes to connect the city’s major employment and residential center.

“VIA President/CEO Jeffrey C. Arndt will highlight efforts to move more people faster and farther with more frequency, and shorter trip times,” according to a press release.

SAMCo is a non-profit corporation that advocates for highway, transit, and freight rail funding for the greater San Antonio region.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg gave the opening remarks during Friday’s event. Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff was recognized and Arndt gave the keynote address.

The event was held at the Mays Family Center at the Witte Museum on Broadway.

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