Via-Arlington‘s convenient, on-demand public transportation service now takes you to even more destinations throughout the City of Arlington.
Announced last week by the City of Arlington and Via, the rideshare service now reaches a portion of the city east of Highway 360 between Division Street and Arkansas Lane.
The entire service area, which already includes popular destinations such as the University of Texas at Arlington and Downtown, the Entertainment District, and the TRE CentrePort Station, now includes additional employment centers and residential neighborhoods.
Arlington is one of the first cities in the nation to offer on-demand ridesharing as an innovative public transportation solution. The service is designed to provide affordable transportation to key areas of Arlington, allowing riders to access entertainment, shopping and dining options, work or school, and even medical appointments. More than 175,000 trips have been taken with Via since the City’s pilot program rolled out in December 2017.
Via is available Monday through Saturday, with service hours running from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays. In addition to the app, customers may call Via at 817-784-7382 to book a ride.
Rides are $3 per person, per trip, or customers can purchase a ViaPass for a promotional rate of $15 per week. Sign up for a Via account to receive alerts and coupon codes.
Customers can book a seat through the Via app, and Via’s sophisticated technology will match them with others going their way.
“Every city in America is now looking at solutions to transportation and Via is the answer,” Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams said. “We are so excited about the difference that Via has made in our community.”
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