Tuesday, February 23, 2016

If You Take Any of These VIA Routes, Changes Are a Coming

Posted By on Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 7:00 AM

click to enlarge Via Metropolitan Transit launched a survey. - VIA METROPOLITAN TRANSIT
  • VIA Metropolitan Transit
  • Via Metropolitan Transit launched a survey.
Attention bus riders: VIA Metropolitan Transit has proposed route changes and will host a public meeting Thursday, March 3, at 6 p.m., at VIA Metro Center (1021 San Pedro Ave.) to garner public input on the possible changes, which will be implemented June 6.

Here's the skinny:

7 Sightseer Special – Route will be eliminated and served by a new route to provide more direct connections among Southtown, the King William Historic District, the downtown area, Pearl, and Broadway. Schedules will be adjusted to provide increased frequency of service and extended hours along some stops.

22 Hays Frequent – Route will be interlined with route 70.

42 Roosevelt – Route will be extended to provide service to Missions San Juan and Espada in addition to Missions Concepción and San José.

70 Cesar Chavez – Route will be interlined with route 22.

301 Red Circulator – Route will be modified to provide east and west connections between Centro Plaza and the Robert Thompson Transit Station. The route will continue to travel east on Houston Street to Bowie Street with service adjusted to return westbound on Travis Street.

305 Blue Circulator – Route will be eliminated and served by a new route to provide more direct connections among Southtown, the King William Historic District, the downtown area, Pearl, and Broadway. Schedules will be adjusted to provide increased frequency of service and extended hours along some stops.

333 The E – Route will be eliminated and served by a new route to provide more direct connections between Southtown, the King William Historic District, the downtown area, Pearl, and Broadway. Schedules will be adjusted to provide increased frequency of service and extended hours along some stops.

614 Hidden Cove/Kel-Lac – Route will be extended to serve Pearsall Park on Old Pearsall Road.

In addition to the above service changes, the following routes will have minor schedule adjustments: 9, 10, 14, 22, 43, 44, 70, 79, and 640.

VIA's Board of Trustees will consider the proposed changes during it March 22 meeting.

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