VIA receives $6M for improvements
The Federal Transportation Administration has awarded $6 million in grants to San Antonio-based VIA Metropolitan Transit to pay for improvements to facilities and to extend the agency’s bus rapid transit line.
VIA was awarded $3 million under the State of Good Repair Program to be used for a number of projects to improve and renovate the agency’s facilities. These projects will extend the usefulness of parts of VIA’s maintenance facility, bus yard, and main campus and headquarters. Another $3 million grant was awarded under the Bus Livability Program to pay for an extension of the VIA Prímo bus rapid transit line into Leon Valley.
“These funds will go a long way toward increasing our sustainability by extending the life spans of our equipment and allowing us to expand service,” said VIA President and CEO Keith T. Parker. “When we make better use of our facilities for longer periods of time, these efficiencies can be put back into the system, and we can deliver better service to the members of our community.”