A Texas Clear Lanes project, construction on the North Loop 1604 highway expansion likely to add to the gridlock for some time to come.
Megabus found that many of its riders live in San Antonio’s suburbs, and so sought the agreement with VIA to help them with first- and last-mile travel.
Though not the light rail system proposed in the past, an inter-urban bus system could be the next best option, officials said.
The city pitched a proposal to bring the state highway department back on board with lane reductions on Broadway.
Conservative activists hope the plank condemning “road diets” ensures Gov. Greg Abbott and J. Bruce Bugg Jr. can’t back down on Broadway.
A group overseeing the project’s federal funding component took Broadway off its list of short-range projects until the city and TxDOT can reach a compromise.
VIA CEO Jeff Arndt told business and city leaders the $320 million North-South portion of the Advanced Rapid Transit plan is now likely begin in 2025.
Construction is set to start this summer adding six elevated lanes to the stretch of I-35 from Loop 410 north to FM 3009 in Schertz.
Alamo Heights and San Antonio are forging ahead on plans for Broadway Street on different paths.
VIA Metropolitan Transit has installed air purification systems in 560 buses and vans to increase health and safety for riders.
RedCoach will start service April 28 between San Antonio and Austin, Houston, Waco and Dallas.
Commentary: A new design philosophy is needed to make roads safer, particularly for other roadway users like pedestrians and cyclists.
The estimated $320 million project would establish dedicated lanes along San Pedro Avenue for a rapid transit bus corridor between the airport and downtown.