Students’ main sentiment about public transportation is that they don’t need any. In fact, most are at a loss for words when asked about it. Because everyone is allowed to have a car on campus starting freshman year, most people simply drive to their destinations—or know someone who can take them. The town of Davidson itself is so small that usually it takes less time to walk from one end to the other than it does to drive and find a parking spot.
One place that students often need a ride to is Charlotte Douglas Airport, which, fortunately, is just 25 minutes by car. Those without cars can take an inexpensive shuttle service provided by the College (although only around the holidays). The only other form of public transportation in town is the CATS bus, which runs into Charlotte, although students seldom, if ever, use it. Students do take advantage of the Vamanos Van, however, which drives any Davidson student to any destination in the nearby towns or down to Charlotte Thursday through Saturday nights, free of charge. Vamanos provides a weekend alternative for those without transportation or those who are simply too drunk to operate it.