VIA's Transit Vision

APA Texas Chapter


Friday, November 4, 2016
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CDT

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In early 2015, the VIA Metropolitan Transit agency (VIA), serving the greater San Antonio region, launched Vision 2040, a community-driven process to update the agency's Long Range Comprehensive Transportation Plan.   By 2040, the greater San Antonio region is expected to grow by 1.6 million new residents, which means more trips by car or bus between neighborhoods, work, school, shopping centers, and other activities.   VIA's Transit Vision is focused on making sure public transportation remains an essential part of the region's transportation solution as our community continues to grow and flourish.  Moving more people can be addressed by introducing new options like a better bus system, rapid transit choices, or innovative technological solutions for matching people and their travel needs with the most efficient way to get them where they need to go. Building from the 2035 Long- Range Plan and informed by public input at each step along the way, VIA updated the Transit Vision based on an in-depth assessment of regional transportation needs, identified a range of options, and evaluated community options to ultimately define the projects and plans included in the Vision.   In the context of the VIA Transit Vision planning process, the presenters will discuss: preparation needed for the comprehensive planning effort, execution both technical and public techniques and a summary of the final plan.   When the Transit Vision plan is completed in the fall of 2016, it will have undergone 18 months of technical study and received input from over 8,000 respondents to surveys, hundreds of local key stakeholders, community advocates and everyone in between. As a result, of the in-depth technical analysis and public engagement process, VIA has provided the community a Transit Vision to guide decision for the next 25 plus years.   


Kelsey Ahern

Invited Speaker

Kelsey Ahern, P.E. is a Senior Associate of Cambridge Systematics, Inc. (CS) with 11 years of experience in multimodal transportation planning, analysis, and performance management. Ms. Ahern has led or supported multimodal and mode-specific long-range transportation plans at the state, regional, and local levels, applying the principles of performance-based ... Read More

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