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Innovation & Planning
VIA proudly operates one of the best transit systems in the country. For over 30
we have worked to meet the transportation needs of our community from generation
to generation. But truly meeting the needs of our community means going beyond just
providing services today. We must continuously consider new technology, review growth
trends, and evaluate other improvements to assure we are the innovative and responsive
agency for the future.
SmartWaySA is VIA’s exciting community-driven study to develop a Long Range
Comprehensive Transportation Plan for Bexar County up to the year 2035. Lunched in 2009, VIA's Board of Trustees formally adopted the plan in 2011. Through
SmartWaySA, high capacity transit corridors have been identified and prioritized.
A range of transit alternatives were recommended for the corridors along with
any suggested supporting facilities. Many high capacity transit alternatives will
be considered for our region including bus rapid transit, electric streetcar, light
rail, commuter rail, HOV lanes and others. SmartWaySA site.