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VIA's Prop A Would Shift Sales Tax Revenue To Public Transit In 2026

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Courtesy VIA Metropolitan Transit

This November, San Antonio voters will decide whether an 1/8-cent sales tax should go to fund public transportation initiatives starting in 2026.

The decision — VIA's "Proposition A" on the ballot — will be a two-pronged issue. If passed, the sales tax will first go to the city's workforce recovery initiative, then shift starting in 2026 to fund transportation in perpetuity.

VIA Metropolitan Transit says this revenue would be used "for advanced public transportation or public transportation mobility enhancement purposes" after decades of chronic underfunding.

What transportation initiatives would be prioritized? How exactly would the money be split up?

What's at risk if voters choose not to approve Prop. A? Could VIA find funding elsewhere?

What role will public transit play in San Antonio's future? What do residents want and need from VIA?

Guest: Jeff Arndt, president and CEO of VIA Metropolitan Transit

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*This interview was recorded on Wednesday, October 14.

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