(Dec. 3, 2012) -- A new VIA Primo rapid transit bus will be on display from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the VIA bus stop on the north side of the UTSA Main Campus. The visit is to promote the new service to the Main and Downtown campuses, which begins Dec. 17.
VIA Primo, Bexar County's first high-capacity bus rapid transit (BRT) line, will serve the Fredericksburg Road corridor running from the UTSA Main Campus to the Medical Center and continuing to the UTSA Downtown Campus.
Benefits of the new buses include modern-style, high-capacity alternative fuel buses with free Wi-Fi, LCD information displays, real-time arrival information along the route, transit signal priority to speed up travel times and the ability to carry bikes on board.
For more information about VIA Primo, visit the VIA Metropolitan Transit website.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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