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Students Ride on Via Self-Driving Shuttle

Monday, March 20, 2023


UTA Parking & Transportation is excited to partner with the City of Arlington, May Mobility, and Via to bring autonomous vehicles to campus and extend campus mobility options into Downtown Arlington. 

UTA students are able to request a trip on the Via app, and if the trip begins and ends within the autonomous vehicle (AV) service zone and within the service hours and the student is using their Via account registered to their email address, the student can select to be picked up in an AV or traditional driver-driven Via vehicle.  

After a successful 1-year pilot that provided over 28,000 free rides to UTA students, the service has been extended until 2025!  Additional funding has been identified to extend free rides to students until August 2023!

  • Service hours. RAPID will run from 12pm-6pm Monday to Friday.
  • Ride fares. UTA students are eligible for free rides without using a promo code — other Via rides will continue to be between $3 and $5 to go anywhere within the Via zone. 
  • Request a free trip by downloading the Via app and registering with your email address. Then, request a trip within the RAPID service area during service hours to be offered a free self-driving shuttle, or select a traditional Via ride for $3-$5.