VIA San Antonio Downtown Master Plan
San Antonio, TX
Prior to merging with Perkins Eastman, EE&K collaborated with Jacobs and VIA Metropolitan Transit to develop a Downtown Transit Plan for San Antonio, Texas. The study was intended to create a vision for VIA’s future downtown transit system by defining service and facilities improvements to support mobility, connectivity, economic development, livability, and sustainability. We are evaluating existing and proposed transit services, transit ridership, and public infrastructure to develop a comprehensive plan for efficiently interconnecting all transit modes in downtown San Antonio.
The team’s evaluation resulted in the optimization of passenger transfer between modes, improved levels of service, new passenger facilities, reduced automobile and pedestrian congestion, economic development opportunities, and an enhanced urban environment. Additionally, they identified the need and prepared conceptual designs for multiple new bus, intermodal, and mixed-use facilities to be phased in over several years, in coordination with development opportunities for the private sector in associated districts.