San Antonio Transit Agency to Add 135 CNG Buses to Fleet
VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio, Texas has approved the agency’s $219.9 million fiscal year 2017 operating budget that includes the replacement of 135 aging diesel buses with new buses powered by clean-burning CNG. The decision reflects the agency’s environmental stewardship and will lower fuel costs. VIA’s new fiscal year began October 1, 2016.
“The new budget reflects VIA’s commitment to connecting the community through enhancing customer convenience, using technology and innovation, and applying our limited financial resources to do more with less,” said VIA President/CEO Jeffrey C. Arndt.
VIA Metropolitan Transit serves 14 member cities in the Greater San Antonio Region and the unincorporated areas of Bexar County. VIA operates seven days a week on 90 routes and provided 42.2 million rides across the region in 2015. VIA’s primary objective in the new fiscal year, which began October 1, 2016, is to improve transit services and amenities throughout its more than 1,200 square-mile service area.