The San Antonio Mobility Coalition is a non-profit corporation organized in 2001 to identify and advocate multi-modal transportation funding solutions for the San Antonio Metropolitan Area. SAMCo members include the Alamo RMA, Bexar County, City of San Antonio, VIA Metropolitan Transit, major San Antonio headquartered corporations, chambers of commerce, the transportation construction and supply industry, the real estate development community, the financial sector, consulting engineers and other interested organizations.
The coalition was borne out of a need to remain competitive with other Texas cities and to address a significant transportation funding shortfall in the San Antonio region.
SAMCo is organized as a public-private partnership providing continuity and legitimacy through its public partners as well as ingenuity through itsprivate partners.
The SAMCo partnership's advocacy efforts have resulted in more than $2.2 billion in new transportation projects for the region since 2004 including:
For a complete list of project funding successfully advocated for by SAMCo, visit http://www.samcoinc.org/projects.html.
Since its inception, SAMCo has advocated in Austin and Washington, DC for new transportation funding tools; actively supported development of Loop 1604 and US 281 projects; helped VIA secure funding and approval to expedite delivery of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and the Downtown Streetcar; helped secure stimulus funding for the US 281 Superstreet and US 281/Loop 1604 connectors; advocated for rail relocation and safety programs; organized delegation presentations before the Texas Transportation Commission and various legislative committees; and hosted several major community forums and a luncheon series on emerging transportation topics.
In 2013 and beyond, SAMCo will continue to aggressively pursue additional transportation funding and tools at the federal, state, regional, and local levels.