VIA Metropolitan Transit is launching a new VIA Link in-demand transit zone in the Kirby area.
VIA Link Randolph will be available in an 18-square-mile area along FM 78, between Interstate 10 and Interstate 35. That area encompasses the Randolph Transit Center, Brooke Army Medical Center and different employment hubs, including H-E-B, Amazon and Dollar General distribution centers.
Riders can use VIA Link for $1.30 per ride to connect with any destination within the zone. See a map of the zone in the brochure below.
The service launches on Monday and will be available daily from 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Customers can book trips by using the VIA Link app, by visiting VIAinfo.net/Link, or by calling 210-655-LINK.
VIA Link replaces fixed routes and allows for more frequent service. Riders are typically picked up within 10 to 20 minutes of booking. Riders can also be transferred to a VIA bus for free.
“The flexibility provides better frequency and decreased travel times, minimizes walking distances, and offers more pick-up and drop-off locations,” a news release states.
This is the fourth VIA Link service provided by VIA Metropolitan Transit. The others are:
- VIA Link Mainland (formerly Northwest zone): Service is every day from 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- VIA Link Madla (formerly South zone): Service is every day from 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- VIA Link Naco Pass (formerly Northeast zone): Service is every day from 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
“This is the next step in fulfilling our promise to expand our services and offer our customers more mobility options that help them connect with opportunity,” VIA President/CEO Jeffrey C. Arndt said in the news release. “The on-demand service model offered by VIA Link is convenient, affordable and innovative. It provides a more efficient travel option for our customers.”
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