The City of Huntsville’s public transit system launched new routes and services as the result of a comprehensive study of its operations.  Improvements are being implemented in five phases with the first phase implemented on July 1, 2019. Phases 2-5 will improve route frequency to 30 minutes or less throughout the City’s entire transit network.

Phase 1 focuses on changes to the fixed route bus network to reduce trip times and provide more direct routing with fewer transfers. This includes extended hours of operation and new Saturday service. Here’s what’s new:

  • Fixed route daily bus services with extended weeknights running from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday fixed route service added from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Paratransit service for individuals with disabilities is also extended to same days and hours to match the new fixed route bus service
  • Mobile app, Route Shout 2.0, for smartphones made available with “real-time” next bus information
  • Streamlined routes: 131 new Bus Stop locations and 37 underused route segments eliminated
  • New North Huntsville Transit Center at the Richard Showers Community Center
  • New Route 10 added in North Huntsville

ROUTE CHANGES EFFECTIVE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25

ROUTE 5

From the intersection of Briargreen Drive SW & Hunters Ridge Drive SW, buses will turn:

  • left onto Hunters Ridge, right on Highridge Dr SW
  • make stops along Highridge Drive SW (including Fairway Hills Apartments)
  • right on Golf Road to regular route

The stop at Hunters Ridge Drive SW between Briargreen Drive SW and Golf Road will no longer be served. Those passengers will need to walk north to Golf Road or South to Briargreen.

Route 5 is also extended to serve the Kroger on Logan Drive. From this location, buses will be routed inbound only as follows:

  • Logan Dr SW, continue Logan Dr through the underpass and make a left onto North Access Road (Memorial Parkway)
  • merge onto North Memorial Parkway, take Drake exit onto US – 231 Frontage Road
  • continue US – 231 Frontage Road in right lane, continue past Credit Union Way and Shoney Dr SW
  • make a right into the 2nd entrance to Wal-Mart Parking lot, continue around outer parking lot road
  • right in parking lot just before reaching L&N Drive and continue to bus stop shelter to board and light passengers, then back to regular route.

The northbound stop on the Frontage Rd just south of Jones Valley Drive SW will no longer be served.

ROUTE 6

Buses will be routed inbound only as follows:

  • Continue west onto Airport Road
  • Right on Hospital Drive SW
  • Left on Whitesport Dr SW
  • stop at curb in front of hospital to board and alight passengers
  • continue west on Whitesport Dr SW, Left on Chateau Dr SW
  • Right Airport Road, to regular route

Inbound service from Whitesburg Drive to left on Whitesport Circle SW to left on Whitesport Drive SW is eliminated.


HUNTSVILLE TRANSIT BUS ROUTES – JULY 1, 2019

map of Huntsville bus routes

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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NEW TRANSIT PLAN – FAQs

For questions about the new routes and service, contact Huntsville Transit at 256-427-6811

Download maps:
Huntsville Transit Route Map, July 2019
Huntsville Transit Map, Routes 1-10, July 2019


BUS ROUTE 1  BRAHAN SPRING 

  • Renamed Route 1 Brahan Spring
  • Changed from a 1-way loop to 2-way service
  • Downtown Library added to the new route
  • Serves locations popular with seniors such as The Summit, Todd Towers, Russell Erskine, Johnson Towers, The Senior Center, Kroger, L&N Walmart, and Parkway Place Mall
  • Other locations such as Huntsville Hospital and Huntsville High School served with new Routes 5 and 6
map of bus route number 1

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BUS ROUTE 2  PATTON 

  • This is the renamed #6 Southwest Huntsville.
  • One way loop replaced with 2-way service
  • Senior Center will no longer be served on this route. Instead, for trips from Southwest Huntsville to the Senior Center, take new Route 2 to the downtown transfer station and connect to new Route 1.

OLD Route 2 Blue Core

  • The Route 2 Blue Core is replaced with the new outbound Route 1 for most locations such as Johnson Towers, Senior Center, Walmart, Kroger, and Parkway Place Mall.
  • Previously served #2 Blue Core locations along Gallatin, Whitesburg, and Bob Wallace will receive improved 30-minute frequency on new routes 5 and 6.

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BUS ROUTE 3  HOLMES – UAH 

  • UAH will be served from two (2) new bus stops on Holmes Avenue versus the existing stops on John Wright Drive NW.
  • New timed transfer at the Bridge Street Town Centre with Route 4, University Drive.
map of bus route number 3

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BUS ROUTE 4  UNIVERSITY DRIVE

  • Extended to serve Cummins Research Park along Enterprise Way and Explorer Blvd NW
  • Extended to service Bridge Street Town Centre and connect with Route 3
  • Service on East Park Loop NW and Rime Village Drive eliminated
  • Service to the Social Security office moved to new Route 9
map of bus route number 4

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BUS ROUTE 5  BYRD SPRING 

  • Renamed Route 5 Byrd Spring
  • Service frequency (combined with new Route 6 Jones Valley) improved to 30 minutes in each direction from downtown to Airport Road including the following destinations: Big Spring Park, Twickenham Square, Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville High School, Parkway Place Mall, and L&N Walmart
  • Hourly service maintained to Wellstone Health, Hunters Ridge, Briargreen Apartments, Fern Parc Apartments, Malibu Apartments, and Rosie’s Shopping Plaza.
  • South Huntsville loop consisting of S Memorial Parkway, Hobbs Road, Chaney Thompson, Mountain Gap Road, and Bailey Cove to Willowbrook Drive is eliminated.
map of bus route 5

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BUS ROUTE 6  JONES VALLEY 

  • Service frequency (combined with new Route 5 Byrd Spring) improved to 30 minutes in each direction from downtown to Airport Road including the following destinations: Big Spring Park, Twickenham Square, Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville High School, Parkway Place Mall, and L&N Walmart
  • Hourly service maintained to Crestwood Medical District, Whitesburg / Airport Road Shopping, and Valley Bend Shopping.

OLD Route 6

  • Renamed Route 2 Patton Road
map of bus route #6

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BUS ROUTE 7  MERIDIAN – ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY 

  • One way loop replaced with 2-way service on Pratt Avenue NE, Andrew Jackson Way, Meridian, Oakwood Avenue, and Blue Spring
  • Connects on a timed transfer at 26 after the hour at the new North Huntsville Transit Center located at the Dr. Richard Showers Recreation Center
  • Continues to serve popular destinations Alabama A&M University, Drake State, Madison County Health Department, Lee High School, Oakwood Village Shopping Center, Five Points District, and the Downtown Bus Transfer Station.
map of bus route #7

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BUS ROUTE 8  BLUE SPRING 

  • One way loop replaced with 2-way service on Oakwood Avenue, Blue Spring Road NW, Sparkman Drive between Blue Spring and North Memorial Parkway, Mastin Lake Road between North Memorial Parkway and Blue Spring Road NW
  • Connects on a timed transfer at 26 after the hour at the new North Huntsville Transit Center located at the Dr. Richard Showers Recreation Center
  • Continues to serve popular destinations US Postal, Seventh Day Adventist Apartments, Walmart Supercenter on Sparkman, Department of Human Resources, Downtown Rescue Mission Thrift Store, Boys and Girls Club of North Alabama, and the Downtown Bus Transfer Station.
map of bus route #8

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BUS ROUTE 9  OAKWOOD 

  • Portion of the existing one-way loop replaced with 2-way service: Pratt Avenue, Pulaski Pike, Oakwood Avenue NW, Jordan Lane NW, Sparkman Drive NW from Jordan Lane to Bonnell Drive NW
  • New connections from North Ridge Apartments to Route 4 University Drive and Social Security office
  • Service along Grizzard Road NW is eliminated. Residents along Grizzard Road are encouraged to try new Route 10 which travels north and south along Pulaski Pike and connecting to the Downtown Bus Transfer Station to the south and the Showers Center in the center of North Huntsville.
map of bus route #9

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BUS ROUTE 10  PULASKI PIKE 

  • New route in North Huntsville
  • 33 New bus stop locations
  • Connects on a timed transfer at 26 after the hour at the new North Huntsville Transit Center located at the Dr. Richard Showers Recreation Center

 

Map of bus route #10

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UAH CAMPUS ROUTE 

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.

UAH Friday Night Bus Routes

Bus Tickets

Tickets may be purchased at the downtown Public Transit station, 500-B Church Street, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Service animals are welcome in all City of Huntsville public transit vehicles.


FARES

$ 1     One-way fare
.50     Seniors (65+) and disabled citizens, Medicare/Medicaid card holders w/ valid ID, students with valid student ID, Children 6 and under.

Children under 32″ are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Limited to 2 children per fare.

To use a discounted fare, riders must show qualifying I.D.

Free Transfers


TICKET BOOKS

$18    Book of 20 One-Way Tickets
$30    Monthly Pass

Bus Mobile App

Download this free, convenient app to get real-time or scheduled next bus arrival times through your Android device.

Route Shout 2.0