The Results are in
 

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

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Clifton Hall was officially promoted as Transportation Planning Program Manager this summer. In addition to leading AAMPO’s transportation performance management efforts and short-range planning studies, Clifton now oversees public involvement, transportation demand management strategies and bike and pedestrian planning initiatives.

Clifton Hall

Clifton Hall is AAMPO's Transportation Planning Program Manager

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AAMPO is now seeking an experienced Regional Transportation Planner who will lead or support a range of federal, state, regional, and local environmental and transportation programs, projects, and studies for the organization.

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Visit our website to view job posting and how to apply.

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AAMPO is hiring a Regional Transportation Planner- apply today!

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AAMPO is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide general planning services for the agency. AAMPO’s planning region consists of Bexar County, Comal County, Guadalupe County, and a portion of Kendall County.

Proposers are responsible for periodically visiting the AAMPO's website at www.alamoareampo.org for any updated information on this project.

The deadline for questions is 5:00 p.m. (CDT), Friday, September 2, 2022.
Questions will only be accepted in writing by e-mail to Sonia Jimenez at jimenez@alamoareampo.org. Responses will be posted on AAMPO’s website at www.alamoareampo.org by 5:00 p.m. (CDT), Wednesday, September 7, 2022.

Proposals are due at 12:00 noon (CDT), Friday, September 30, 2022.

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The AAMPO issued an RFP for General Planning Services

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VIA Metropolitan Transit celebrated the new VIA Link on-demand Zone on South Side on August 6, 2022.

On August 8th, VIA Metropolitan Transit expanded its VIA Link service to include a South Zone. This expansion serve an area that includes Palo Alto College, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, South San High School, South Park Mall, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, H-E-B and the Madla Transit Center.

What is VIA LINK?

VIA Link is a new on-demand ride-sharing program in areas where traditional bus routes are not feasible. For just $1.30, users can book a ride much like Uber and Lyft to get around the designated zone using “virtual bus stops”. Like its name implies, it can be used to “link” you to a bus stop or be used to drop you at a pre-designated location.

Where is VIA Link?

To explore the four designated zones, including the newly open South Zone. Check out the maps on VIA’s website. These maps include the location of virtual bus stops, bus stops, along with the boundary for the service area.

How to use VIA Link

Book

▪ First you’ll need to download the VIA Link app on your mobile device.
▪ Alternatively, you can book your ride online at VIAinfo.net/link or by calling (210) 655-LINK (5465).
First you’ll need to download the VIA Link app on your mobile device.
Alternatively, you can book your ride online at VIAinfo.net/link or by calling (210) 655-LINK (5465).

Pay

▪ Pay for your ride. It costs $1.30 per trip
▪ Use the promo code SOUTH22 before October 31, 2022 for 4 free rides! Meet
Pay for your ride. It costs $1.30 per trip
Use the promo code SOUTH22 before October 31, 2022 for 4 free rides! Meet

▪ Meet your ride at the VIA Link van at the designated pick-up location. The virtual bus stops are located in blue on the VIA Link maps. Ride
Meet your ride at the VIA Link van at the designated pick-up location. The virtual bus stops are located in blue on the VIA Link maps. Ride

▪ Present your driver with the payment then sit back and relax. Link
Present your driver with the payment then sit back and relax. Link

▪ If you are using the service to get to a bus stop, simply ask your driver for a FREE transfer.
If you are using the service to get to a bus stop, simply ask your driver for a FREE transfer.

For more information, visit viainfo.net/Link.

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Robert Hanley

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Alamo Area MPO Active Transportation Advisory Committee Co-Chair, Robert Hanley, AIA, will receive the Award for Community Service in Honor of James D. Pfluger FAIA from the Texas Society of Architects! Robert was chosen from 7,200 statewide members of the Texas Society of Architects.

According to the Texas Society of Architects' 2022 Honor Award Recipients announcement:

"For more than 30 years, Robert Hanley, AIA, has dedicated himself to advancing opportunities for architects to positively impact public policy, development codes, and community planning. Through leadership within AIA San Antonio and TxA, Hanley has worked to build bridges between the design profession, community members, and elected officials to ensure that architects have a “seat at the table.” He has also directly helped shape San Antonio through decades of service within the city’s Development Services Department, the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, and numerous other boards and commissions."

You can find the Texas Society of Architects 2022 Honor Award Recipients announcement here.

Congratulations, Robert, on this incredible achievement! We thank you for your continued service to the community through AAMPO's Active Transportation Advisory Committee and the Technical Advisory Committee.

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When it comes to helping college students get around town, VIA is acing the test with the amazing U-PASS! U-Pass is a special rider program available through partnerships with colleges and universities that provides unlimited bus rides on all regular VIA service, Prímo, VIA Express, and VIA Link, FREE each semester.

Students, faculty, and staff at participating local colleges and universities ride VIA for free. Learn more at VIAinfo.net/upass.

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Whether children walk, ride their bikes, or take the bus to school, it is extremely important that everyone takes proper safety precautions. Check out these tips to make sure your child safely travels to school.

Back to school safely
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The City of San Antonio wants to use data, technology, and innovation to deliver and improve public services. Your input will help develop a Smart City Roadmap that shows the City’s priorities for using these tools to improve day-to-day life in San Antonio.

The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete. This survey is intended for all residents of San Antonio, including people who do not have access to the internet. If you need help completing the survey, please ask someone else to assist you or contact "311" at 210-207-6000 for assistance.

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Take Smart City Priorities survey through November 2022

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Bexar County Commissioners approved the start of negotiations for a $2 million engineering study to build "The Link" between the San Antonio River Walk and the San Pedro Creek Culture Park.

Described as a project that would turn a concrete urban jungle into a green space oasis in the heart of downtown, The Link would connect the San Antonio River Walk at Convent Park following Savings Street to San Pedro Creek and pass below Soledad, Main and Flores Streets, connecting at street level on Camaron. The public pathway would include green spaces, water features and art.

For the full Texas Public Radio story, click here.

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Source: Texas Public Radio, click on image to view video

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The World Heritage Festival Tour de las Misiones is a few weeks away! Register to walk, hike, or bike by August 24th to be guaranteed commemorative swag! The event routes will take you through some or all San Antonio Missions.

Packet pick up will be held at Mission Branch Library on Sept 8th and 9th. Event day packet pick up will be available from 5:30 - 7 am at Mission County Park Pavilion.

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Register to walk, run or bike the Missions

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Here's your chance to provide input on one of Texas' most important highways. TxDOT is conducting a survey to learn about your use of I-10 and hear your perspective on safety, traffic flow, connectivity, and priorities along the corridor across Texas. Have your say in shaping the future of I-10 and your community.

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The City's contractor will be striping and adding intersection improvements along East San Antonio St. (between Main Plaza and the San Antonio St. Bridge) as well as along West San Antonio St. (at Academy Ave.).

The work, which is part of a pilot program designed to expand visibility for drivers and pedestrians, includes striping for driving lanes, crosswalks, curb extensions, and a separation strip between the travel lanes and on-street parking spaces. All work on this project will take place during the overnight hours (from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.), and the project is expected to be complete before Labor Day, weather and other factors permitting.

Drivers are asked to find alternate routes or expect delays in the area during those times.

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CONSTRUCTION CLOSURES UPDATE

TxDOT posts upcoming construction closures.

Is construction scheduled in your area? Check out upcoming highway construction closures.

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The Alamo Area MPO has three regular meetings that occur each month. All AAMPO meetings are open to the public and all meeting agendas are posted on our website, www.alamoareampo.org.

The next Technical Advisory Committee meeting will be held online and in person on Friday, September 9, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. Access the meeting here or at the TxDOT District Office in the Building 2 Hearing Room, 4615 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78229.

The next Active Transportation Advisory Committee meeting will be held online and in person on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. Access the meeting here or at the MPO office at 825 S. Saint Mary's Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205.

The next Transportation Policy Board will be held online and in person on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. at the VIA Metro Center Community Room at 1021 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78212.

As a reminder, you can watch meetings of the Transportation Policy Board live online at alamoareampo.org/mpolive. Meetings are archived the following day and available for you to view 24 hours after the meeting concludes.

 
   
 
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