Why Mobility
Matters

CONNECTING
PEOPLE TO JOBS
AND OPPORTUNITY

To help address anticipated population growth and potential economic changes, the Keep SA Moving plan is designed to offer mobility options that would:

  • Connect essential workers to jobs and workforce training
  • Provide service that connects people to regional job centers
  • Expand options that offer independence for elderly and people with disabilities 
  • Connect students to educational opportunities 

POPULATION GROWTH

San Antonio ranks second nationally in growth, adding 20,824 residents between 2017 and 2018.

In 2020, we reached over 2 million population, years ahead of some forecasts. By the year 2040, we are expected to grow by another 1 million+.

Based on this population growth, it’s anticipated that there will be:

About 800,000 new jobs
in the San Antonio area


1 MILLION+ new vehicles


82% increase in travel time
if population increases continue as predicted

WHO RIDES VIA?

Most use VIA
5-7
days a week
72%
are employed (usually full time) and work at least 1 weekend day
60%
of riders use
VIA to get to work
Most cannot
work from
home
58%
have no motor vehicle in the household
67%
live below
the federal
poverty line
“Who is the Rider” Survey, 2019