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April 1, 2022
VIA Metropolitan Transit

Funding for VIA’s Advanced Rapid Transit Recommended in President’s Budget

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April 1, 2022
VIA Metropolitan Transit

Curious about VIA’s ART Project? Attend a Virtual Meeting Today

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November 8, 2020
San Antonio Express-News

Commentary: VIA’s difficult path to an easy election win

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November 4, 2020
VIA news release

SA Voters Say ‘Yes’ to Better Transit Funding

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General Questions

General Questions

Why is the sales tax for VIA’s Advanced Transportation District, if approved by voters, the agency’s “in perpetuity?” Expand

 In the 1970s, the Texas Legislature created state laws that authorized the creation of metropolitan transit agencies (MTAs) and created a funding structure – up to 1 cent of local sales tax. MTAs operate large transit networks that rely primarily on funding from local sales tax. In creating the legal infrastructure for MTAs, The Texas Legislature did not include a path for rescinding funding for them because they provide a public service and require funding certainty to cover recurring operating costs. MTAs could not adequately plan or execute services if their funding sources were uncertain.

What is the Advanced Transportation District? Expand

On Nov. 2, 2004, voters in San Antonio approved the formation of the Advanced Transportation District, or ATD. This district uses a quarter-cent sales tax to fund transportation improvement projects carried out by VIA, the City of San Antonio, and the Texas Department of Transportation, or TxDOT. VIA receives half of the ATD revenues to enhance local public transportation services, and the other half is split between the city and TxDOT for improving streets, highways, and related transportation infrastructure.

Benefits and Impacts of the Plan

Benefits and Impacts of the Plan

What is the Keep SA Moving plan? Expand

The Keep SA Moving plan is designed to improve the transit and mobility network by connecting more people to more places with fast, frequent and reliable service. The plan includes:

  • Enhanced bus system that connects people to places of interest
  • A more direct network for new and experienced riders
  • Increased frequencies in busiest corridors
  • More evening, late-night and weekend service
  • Planning for ART, a high-frequency network of dedicated lanes conveying high-capacity vehicles
  • New infrastructure projects attracting increased federal investment