Highway System

The San Antonio District plans, designs, builds, operates and maintains the state transportation system in the following counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Guadalupe, Kendall, Kerr, McMullen, Medina, Uvalde and Wilson.

According to TexasHighway.com, the San Antonio MSA has one of the most comprehensive freeway systems in North America. In fact, Bexar County has one of the largest systems of state highways in the nation and one of the highest ratios of freeway miles per capita in the U.S. To see the freeway system, click here.

Ground Transportation

Bus Service

VIA proudly operates one of the best transit systems in the country. For more than 30 years, VIA has worked to meet the transportation needs of San Antonio. VIA’s fleet consists of 466 buses, comprised of 217 North American Bus Industries diesel buses, four NABI compressed natural gas buses, 176 New Flyer diesel buses, 30 New Flyer diesel-electric hybrid buses, and 19 Optima streetcars. VIA buses operate seven days a week from 4 a.m. to 1 a.m. There are 7,197 bus stops along 91 bus lines, which are divided into five service categories: frequent, metro, express, skip, and streetcar. Additional bus lines serving San Antonio include:

  • Greyhound Bus Lines 210.270.5824
  • Kerrville Bus Company 800.256.2757

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

VIA is bringing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to the San Antonio area. BRT uses rubber-tire, high capacity vehicles, improved fare collection systems, and controlled traffic signals to move riders more efficiently. Boarding will take place at stations rather than bus stops. In the end, riders using this premier transit service will get to their destinations faster.

The BRT line, scheduled to launch in 2012, will be along Fredericksburg Road traveling from the University of Texas at San Antonio 1604 campus to the South Texas Medical Center and on to downtown San Antonio. This line will change the face of the Fredericksburg Road corridor by offering opportunities for transit-oriented development.

Bike & Ride

All VIA buses are equipped with bike racks capable of carrying two bikes at a time, so riders and their bikes can go anywhere VIA goes.

Service Area

To see VIA’s service area in San Antonio click here.

For more information on VIA, click here.

Motor Freight Carriers

San Antonio has a wide range of motor freight carriers specializing in all kinds of cargo and delivering to all major locations in the nation. And because of the city’s strategic location and unique convergence of highway systems, your company will benefit from one of the most efficient and convenient ground shipment destinations in the U.S.

Rates

Trucking companies may negotiate with their customers for rates, charges and services. Trucking companies have to register their vehicles with state government and comply with insurance and safety regulations. Motor carriers handle less than truckload and volume shipment and will pick up and deliver. For a complete directory of freight carriers, click here.