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VIA Metropolitan Transit

Keep San Antonio Moving Financial and

Strategic Advisory Services

InfraStrategies is currently supporting VIA with maintaining a financial model ​and developing a financial strategy to accelerate a program of rapid transit ​corridor and bus improvement projects known as Keep San Antonio Moving ​(KSAM). InfraStrategies is supporting VIA in developing a federal loan strategy, ​federal grant strategy, advancing two bus rapid transit projects through the ​FTA Capital Investment Grant (CIG) Program, and identifying additional state ​and local opportunities to accelerate VIA’s priorities.

To enable VIA to accelerate the KSAM program in advance of the 2026 ​initiation of the voter-approved tax reallocation, the InfraStrategies team is ​working with VIA and the Build America Bureau to pursue federal TIFIA ​financing. The team is also advising VIA as it advances two BRT projects ​through the FTA CIG program. InfraStrategies developed the CIG strategy and ​is supporting the development and review of the CIG financial plans and ​supporting documentation. The first project, the Advanced Rapid Transit (ART) ​North/South Corridor Green Line project entered the New Starts Project ​Development phase in 2021, received its first rating of Medium-High in early ​2022, and was recently recommended for $158.1 million in New Starts funding ​in the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget. The project entered the ​Engineering phase at the end of 2023, locking in a higher grant amount of ​$267.8 million. The second project, the ART East/West Corridor Silver Line ​project entered the Small Starts Project Development phase in October 2022 ​and was recommended for $8.1 million in advanced Small Starts funding in the ​President's Fiscal Year 2024 budget. InfraStrategies is currently supporting VIA ​with identifying sources to fill a funding gap to advance the second corridor.

Key Service Areas

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Key Staff Members

Amanda Vandegrift

Carolyn Flowers

Sharon Greene