General Engineering Consultant – VIA Metropolitan Transit
San Antonio, Texas
LAN provided general engineering consultant services for VIA’s 12-mile, $70 million, Prímo Bus Rapid Transit Service along the Fredericksburg Road Corridor in San Antonio, Texas. The new BRT system provides enhanced transit services within existing roadway right-of-way. The project was funded by local funding and FTA grants.
In a separate contract, LAN prepared “The Northwest Corridor Alternatives Analysis”. The NWCAA study found that there was a need to improve transit operations along the corridor which currently had over 12,000 bus boardings per day. The study conclusions lead to the BRT project developments.
There are 16 Prímo stations serving eight key stop/intersections along the corridor between the two terminals. Prímo stations have a distinctive style canopy to differentiate the stations from other bus stops in the area. Each station is 100 feet long and 12 feet deep with a six-foot sidewalk behind it. Stations include passenger amenities including benches, security cameras, vehicle arrival information displays, and raised platforms for quick level boarding. Each station is fully ADA accessible.
The Medical Center Transit Center, built on a 7.5-acre site functions as a major transfer hub for all transit services including both Primo and conventional bus services. The facility is a modern art-deco style including a spacious 50-seat lobby and 128 parking spaces with additional parking for the disabled.
The Westside Multi Modal Transit Center is the primary hub for Prímo and other connecting transit options into and out of the downtown area. Some of the transit modes anticipated to serve the planned WSMMTC include local VIA bus routes, VIA Prímo, VIA streetcar (east/west line), LoneStar Rail, Amtrak, and inter- and intra-city bus.
At a glance
$70 million project cost
16 Prímo stations serving 8 key stop/intersections
12 miles of bus service
Completed on schedule
Coordination with VIA; City of San Antonio; TxDOT; City of Balcones Heights; Bexar County; South Texas Medical Center; Federal Transit Authority;
Medical Center Transit Center includes a 128-space park-and-ride
Prímo stations have a distinctive style canopy style to differentiate the stations from other bus stops in the area
The Medical Center Transit Center, built on a 7.5-acre site, serves both Prímo buses and conventional transit bus services and operates as a major transfer hub for all transit services
Westside Multimodal Center Transit Center provides an adaptive reuse of a Historically significant property
Medical Center Transit Center provides important transit node in the South Texas Medical Center
VIA Metropolitan Transit