Sustainability is important to San Antonio when it comes to Transportation. In this section you will find information about plans, progress and issues related to transportation and how such is affecting our area, community and lives.
Taking a multiple ways or "integrative approach" to making decisions about best choices lies in the execution and fine print details. For example, if Bus Rapid Transit is implemented will it utilize electric, CNG or traditional gasoline powered buses? Will it, and/or should it, be used to aid in redevelopment and revitalization of certain areas of a city?
Light Rail vs. Bus Rapid Transit
- A study looking at performance of bus rapid transit vs. light rail in Los Angeles and another comparing the American experience with BRT with successful international examples have been added to Best Practices.
- Comparative Performance Of Los Angeles's Transit Modes (2009)
- Advanced Network Planning for Bus Rapid Transit The “Quickway” Model as a Modal Alternative to “Light Rail Lite” (2008)
Downtown San Antonio:
Here is the Downtown Transportation Study Final Draft and the Executive Summary of which more information can be viewed on the project website. The report will be considered by City Council during a future session, following which, a final copy will be printed.
More transportation and other related sustainability info can be found at the City of San Antonio's Office of Environmental Policy:
In other countries much is being done as far as sustainable transportation.
Why not in the United States? Why not in San Antonio?