November 20, 2015 by Taylor Allen

VIA’s Centro Plaza (Westside Multimodal Center) will have a celebratory grand opening Saturday November 21 from 10am- Noon.  Although the transit center has been operational since November 2, crews have been putting the finishing touches over the past few weeks.

Real Time Bus Arrival Information

In a press release from VIA, President/ CEO Jeffrey Arndt said, “Centro Plaza represents VIA’s commitment to offering enhanced services and amenities to our customers and community. The enclosed, conditioned waiting area, next bus arrival information and covered boarding locations provide a safe and comfortable environment for making connections.  Free Wifi and the customer service center increase passenger convenience.  The striking design and iconic light tower create a landmark statement about VIA’s vision for the future of public transportation in our fast-growing region.”

Centro Chromo Tower will illuminate at night and act as a beacon for the plaza



Centro Plaza offers comfortable waiting area, including an air conditioned area, for transfers, free 4G LTE WiFi, digital next-bus arrival signs,  and a full customer service center. Service through Centro Plaza will help to minimize travel times and avoid unneeded trips downtown while maintaining access to downtown destinations.  The plaza will also be a hub for VIA’s Primo routes.  Long term, the plaza will provide connectivity with the Lone Star Rail, which has a proposed stop one block away.


Centro Plaza will be a Primo hub
Centro Plaza offers wi-fi, shade trees, and tables to work while waiting for transfers.


Finishing touches in the plaza




Written by Taylor Allen

Taylor Allen

Taylor Allen is a resident of Downtown San Antonio. He graduated from Texas A&M University, and is a practicing civil engineer in San Antonio. He is the Chair of LOOP, Leadership San Antonio Class 42, and is actively involved in ULI.