The best way to get around town is the public transportation system. It is 50 cents for students, and transfers are free. The bus will take you pretty much anywhere in Huntsville. It goes to the mall, Walmart, the local Wells Fargo, and downtown. These are the main places that students need to get to. Luckily, students only have to take one bus to travel to any of these places. The bus picks up students right in front of the school, so students don't have to travel far to the bus stop. For the most part, the public transportation system is pretty reliable. There have not been many instances where the buses have broken down or not shown up. Occasionally, the bus may run a few minutes late, but that's it. The only downside about using public transportation is that they don't run very long. Most buses start running at 6 a.m. and stop at 5 p.m. There are some buses that stop at 6 p.m., but those buses come to A&M. The only two buses that pick up students are the 7 and the 8; these buses stop running at 5 p.m.
If a student needs to catch a ride to the airport, the best way to get there is to ask a friend with a car. If that doesn't work, you can always ask one of the faculty members or a close professor. Teachers are very understanding, and most of them don't mind helping their students. But, if there is no one that can transport you to the airport, you can catch a taxi. It's a little expensive, but it's your only option if you can't find a ride.