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VIA Opens Upgraded Transfer Area

As part of its ongoing investment in enhanced passenger amenities throughout its service area, VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio, TX, held a ceremonial grand opening and community celebration July 19 for the newly renovated Five Points Transfer Area.

“The unique design of the Five Points Transfer Area was inspired by the high ridership that the stop has historically experienced,” said VIA President/Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey C. Arndt. “The dramatic transformation of this site makes it an inviting environment for VIA’s customers and offers a convenient connection to the San Pedro Creek.”

The site, previously an underused lot, connects almost 1,000 daily passengers to six west and northbound routes. VIA has transformed it into an oasis of trees and native plants, featuring updated shelters, a bicycle parking and repair station, digital bus arrival information and free Wi-Fi.

An illuminated, 18-foot-tall branded pylon marks the entrance to the transfer area. “The Guardians of Five Points,” a ceramic sculpture installation by San Antonio artist Diana Kersey, provides an eye-catching landmark for the neighborhood gateway.

“The Guardians of Five Points,” an art installation at VIA’s Five Points Transfer Area.

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