In 2020, San Antonio’s transportation system is recognized as a model of efficiency and environmental sustainability.
San Antonio is served by an environmentally-friendly transportation system where everyone is able to walk, ride, drive or wheel in a safe, convenient, and affordable manner to their desired destinations. Frequent and reliable mass transit services connect communities, and transportation infrastructure meets community needs.
Transportation requires long-term planning and solutions that recognize the need for new infrastructure to knit together a city that is continuing to sprawl. Our SA2020 targets measure both the efficiency of our built infrastructure and the behavior of our citizens.
VIA Metropolitan Transit provides regional multimodal transportation options that connect our community to opportunity, support economic vitality and enhance quality of life throughout our region. In June 2016, VIA launched its new VIVA service, connecting riders to San Antonio’s historic places, arts and culture institutions, and popular dining and entertainment. The three routes—VIVA culture, VIVA missions, and VIVA centro—were developed with input from community members and provide easier and more frequent access to some of San Antonio’s most-visited destinations. In August 2016, the VIA Board of Trustees approved the VIA Vision 2040 Long Range Plan, a blueprint for the future of transportation in our region. VIA heard from thousands of community members while developing the plan, and Vision 2040 reflects what San Antonio prioritized. When a Transportation partner like VIA focuses on our community's needs and priorities, our public transit system will improve and residents will be more likely to use it regularly.