Most SMU students have only seen the Mustang Express or DART bus; many have never actually been on one. This campus is car oriented-everyone has a car or has befriended someone with one. There are students that use public transportation to get around Dallas or to commute, but most of them complain about the tiresome bus schedules, especially if they are running late and need to get to class on time. The services are readily available; however, students would rather ask their friend for a lift to the airport or take an inexpensive shuttle.
Once you have become acquainted with the bus system (prepare a back-up plan), traveling around town is not extremely mind-boggling. It is a pain to stand at the bus stop in the blistering heat or unbearable cold, and the bus as well as the stations can be pretty sketchy-so befriend someone with a reliable car.