EP009 – Jeff Arndt VIA Metropolitan Transit

In the ninth episode, the Bexar Facts team sits down with Jeff Arndt to discuss several hot topics. From public transit’s response to Covid, to VIA initiatives, to leadership development in the community, Christian, Demonte, and Liza discuss all this and more!


About Jeff Arndt:

Jeff Arndt is President and CEO of VIA Metropolitan Transit. After working a number of years in Houston for Houston Metro, Jeff moved to San Antonio where he has continued in his field of public transportation. Jeff deeply loves the San Antonio community and has continually proven himself to be a humble but strong leader!

About Bexar Facts:

At Bexar Facts, we amplify the voice of the people to shape the future of our community. We gather and share fact-based data on the issues, attitudes, and trends shaping the greater San Antonio area. With the Bexar Facts podcast we breathe life into our data. We aim to level the playing field by producing real conversations, with real people and bringing scientific data directly to your fingertips. Bexar Facts, your trusted local source for community data.


Show Notes:

(00:35) Introductions 

(03:10) VIA in the Polls

(04:48) Leadership and Skills Development

(06:41) Jeff’s Favorite VIA Initiatives

(11:35) The Future of Transit

(14:10) Via Re-Imagined vs Via Long-Term Plan

(21:45) Discussing Under-Utilized Facilities

(27:36) San Antonio + Lite Rail?

(29:21) Vaccine Rollout

(31:25) Via + Social Justice

(39:05) How Does Via Use Bexar Facts Polls

(42:41) Magic Wand Question


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