VIA Metropolitan Transit (or simply VIA) is the mass transit agency serving San Antonio, Texas, USA. It began operation in 1978 as a successor to the San Antonio Transit System. VIA's employees are organized with the Amalgamated Transit Union.
In addition to the entire city of San Antonio, VIA serves many of its other member municipalities in Bexar County, which include Alamo Heights, Balcones Heights, Castle Hills, China Grove, Converse, Elmendorf, Kirby, Leon Valley, Olmos Park, Shavano Park, St. Hedwig and Terrell Hills. It also serves unincorporated portions of the county which include Kings Point and Loyola. VIA does not serve other Bexar County municipalities: Hill Country Village, Hollywood Park, Live Oak, Selma, Schertz, Universal City or Windcrest, although some of these suburbs are within driving proximity of outlying park and ride lots. Besides the majority of the system utilizes transit buses, VIA provides Downtown San Antonio with a streetcar circular service utilized by office workers and tourists.
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