San Antonio Introduces Bus Rapid Transit Service

On Dec. 17, VIA launches VIA Prímo, its first bus rapid transit line and arguably the transit agency’s most ambitious new service in the past decade.

Sometimes billed as light rail on wheels because of its sleek look, BRT will offer service every 10 minutes during the week, rather than the 15-minute frequency on some current Fredericksburg routes.

There are other perks: free Wifi, level boarding so passengers can get on faster and bicycle racks inside, not outside, the bus.

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Published on 01/03/2013