UTSA and S.A. Express-News host town hall meeting on streetcars June 26

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(June 23, 2014) -- UTSA and the San Antonio Express-News will host a town hall meeting about downtown streetcars at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 26 in the Buena Vista Street Building Theater (1.326) on the UTSA Downtown Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Panelists will discuss VIA Metropolitan Transit’s proposed streetcar project, a controversial city issue. Will streetcars improve life in downtown San Antonio? Why not use buses on these routes instead? What do streetcars mean for bus riders and downtown traffic?

Panelists at the event will include VIA Metropolitan Transit Board Chairman Alex Briseno, public policy analyst and streetcar opponent Jeff Judson, SA 2020 President and CEO Darryl Byrd and UTSA public administration professor Heywood Sanders. Francine Romero, associate dean and associate professor of the UTSA College of Public Policy, will moderate the panel.

Following brief remarks by the four-member panel, members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask the panel questions about VIA’s proposed streetcar project.

Free event parking will be available in unmarked spaces in lot D-3 beneath Interstate 35.

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To RSVP for the event, email the San Antonio Express-News.

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