Huntsville expanding its public bus system to late nights, weekends

Huntsville expanding its public bus system to late nights, weekends

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Bus riders in Huntsville are in for expanded service.

Wednesday, Huntsville’s Parking and Public Transit Department displayed its proposed changes to bus scheduling in two public hearings.

The changes include extending weekday service to 9 p.m. (previously 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and introducing Saturday service (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.).

The changes come as a result of an independent survey of Huntsville’s public transit and will take effect July 1.

Public transit manager John Autry said the system sees nearly 3,000 rides on a daily basis and the changes will help those who ride it most.

“A lot of families with only one car, or some cases no car at all, public transit is way to get them to jobs, so that they can be income tax payers like everyone else,” he said.

The department is still taking feedback for the changes, and be contacted via its website.

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