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The goal of the Public Transportation Division is to provide adequate and efficient community
transportation services for the general public,
senior citizens, physically challenged citizens, commuters, and individuals with limited transportation alternatives.
SHUTTLE BUS SYSTEM (fixed route)
Operates Mon thru Fri from 6 AM to 6 PM on nine (9) routes (maps & time schedules) covering more than 175 miles of city streets each hour of service. In addition there is a FREE Downtown Route on Friday & Saturday from 7 pm to 2 am. It targets city attractions and motels and restaurants. On Friday evenings a UAH Campus Route runs through the campus housing area with main stops at the Wal-Mart Supercenter, Target and Bridge Street Town Center. Campus Shuttle runs most Friday evenings from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.. Please call for a schedule at 256-427-6811.
Public transit service does not run on most City observed holidays. See Holiday schedule
City of Huntsville holiday schedule for 2013
January 1, 2013 New Years Day
January 21, 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
May 27, 2013 Memorial Day
July 4, 2013 Fourth of July
September 2, 2013 Labor Day
November 11, 2013 Veterans Day
November 28-29, 2013 Thanksgiving Day
December 24-25, 2013 Christmas Day Observed
Shuttle and Handi-ride will run 11/29/13, Handi-ride will run dialysis only on 12/24/13; no shuttle service.
Senior (65+) and Disabled Citizens and Medicare Card Holders.....................................
Children 6 and under
Students with valid student ID
In addition to being available from Bus Drivers on all Buses, complete system maps and schedules are distributed at 15 facilities.
Service animals are welcome on all City of Huntsville public transit vehicles.
HANDI-RIDE for seniors and disabled citizens
Operates ADA Paratransit Service for individuals with disabilities who because of their disability are unable to use the fixed route buses. This specialized, door-to-door, demand-response paratransit service is available Monday thru Friday from 6 AM to 6 PM. ADA Paratransit service application and advanced reservations by 5pm the day before are required to schedule this service. The 14 vehicles are radio dispatched and ADA accessible. Call 256-427-6857.
HANDI-RIDE BROCHURE | PASSENGER INFORMATION SHEET
RideShare is a computerized service for working commuters. The service links commuters with potential carpooling companions. To sign up for this service, commuters must complete a RideShare Information Request form. Companies can also request that the RideShare coordinator conduct on-site surveys to help their employees develop carpool relationships. In December, 2011, the RideShare database contained 1400 commuters. RideShare has contact with approximately 30 of Huntsville's largest employers.