7903 S. New Braunfels Ave.
New VIA Brooks Transit Center Part of Extraordinary Growth at Brooks
Ribbon cutting, butterfly release will signal Grand Opening of VIA’s latest Smart Transit Hub
WHAT: VIA Metropolitan Transit is celebrating the Grand Opening and Dedication of its latest Smart Transit Hub Saturday, September 14. The new Brooks Transit Center opened for service on August 26 with new Prímo and Express routes that expand convenient, high-frequency service to one of the fastest-growing communities in the region. The Prímo 102 is part of VIA’s ongoing investment in more frequent and reliable service and the Better Bus System envisioned in its VIA Reimagined Plan.
The community celebration will include a dedication of the facility and the new art-in-transit installation by San Antonio artist Diana Kersey, and mark the official partnership announcement between VIA and IKE Smart City kiosks. The program includes a ceremonial ribbon cutting and release of over 200 butterflies, inspired by Brooks Greenline Park and representing the ongoing transformation of the Brooks area and VIA.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019:
10:30 – 11 a.m. News Conference
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Community Celebration
WHERE: VIA Brooks Transit Center, 7903 S. New Braunfels Ave.
– Nelson Wolff, Bexar County Judge
– Rebecca Viagran, San Antonio City Council, District 3
– Jeff Arndt, VIA President/CEO
– Rey Saldaña, VIA Board Chairman
– Leo Gomez, Brooks President/CEO
– Al Arreola, South San Chamber President
– Artist Diana Kersey, San Antonio artist
– Steve Jaffe, IKE Smart City Kiosks
– Prímo, VIA mascot
– Highlands High School, Drumline
MORE: Prímo 102 connects the Kel-Lac Transit Center along Military Drive to the new VIA Brooks Transit Center, a Smart Transit Hub with real-time, next-bus information, digital planning kiosks, ticket vending machines, free Wi-Fi, a full-service information center, free parking, electric-car charging stations, solar panels, environmentally-friendly landscaping, phone-charging ports, an IKE Smart City kiosk, and public art.