San Antonio’s VIA street car project has been voted down twice by Bexar county voters in the past 14 years, and yet it is still moving forward. The South Texas Alliance has researched operating costs, but both VIA and the City have avoided answering simple questions.
On January 16, 2013, we requested review of costs and we told by City Manager Sheryl Sculley that one “was in progress. However on March 7, we were told that City staff had performed a “due diligence” on VIA’s proposal prior to the October 20, 2011 Council meeting and no further “due diligence” would be performed. We questioned why it took 60 days to just to tell us “we already did it”.