The Paisano

Bird is the word

Schwarzpach riding a Bird scooter.

Ben Shirani

September 12, 2018

Bird, a Santa Monica, Calif. company, brought new options to UTSA commuters for the Fall 2018 semester in the form of pay-by-the-minute electric rideshare scooters commonly called “Birds.” Four of the Bird scooters arrived on Aug. 21 for the first day of classes. The company, or people who had si...

In San Antonio cars are king

David Wenske

October 25, 2017

Public transit in San Antonio is humiliating. Virtually every major city in the US outperforms San Antonio in terms of accessibility and volatility of alternative transportation methods, such as buses, trains and reliable bike infrastructure. In San Antonio, a five-mile bus ride could take you over an h...

Commuter complications

Heather Montoya

September 27, 2017

Commuters–warriors of the parking lot; each day is a battle. Timing is crucial, and skill is necessary for survival. . . I mean necessary for finding a parking spot. As difficult as finding a parking space is for commuters, that only scratches the surface of the obstacles we face. There are difficult...