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VIA Opens Largest Park-and-Ride Facility

VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio recently opened the ­largest park-and-ride facility in its system, a four-story structure in the Stone Oak area.

VIA President/Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey C. Arndt noted that the region is among the fastest-growing areas in the U.S., which points to “the need for more and better transportation options like affordable park-and-ride service.” According to Arndt, the new facility provides commuters with an alternative to sitting in traffic, promotes transit-oriented communities and economic development and expands access to the area, “and therefore access to jobs, schools and the opportunity for a better quality of life.”

Amenities at the facility include digital trip planning, real-time bus information, ­BiblioTech e-library kiosks and four electric car-charging stations, as well as a full-service customer information center and almost 400 free parking spaces.

The next phase of the Stone Oak project will be a direct connection to nearby HOV lanes, scheduled for completion in 2021, which will allow public transit vehicles to save time by bypassing traffic into downtown. 

VIA Metropolitan Transit hosted a community celebration on opening day for its park-and-ride facility in the Stone Oak area.

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