Public transport is a key to the successful functioning of traffic in all big cities. Individual car transport can cause traffic jams, air pollution, noise problems, and problems with existing road and street infrastructure. Sometimes city infrastructure cannot cope with the increased burden caused by the population growth. The story of public transport is the backbone of the functional environment, and therefore we bring you the five best examples of the public transport systems in the US.
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles is home to one of the best public transport networks in the country, including the metro, overhead railway, buses, and transport to almost every corner in a wide Los Angeles area. Although several different companies are taking care of the public transport, yet the most important and largest one is the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). This company carries out transportation in all parts of Los Angeles, while others are predominantly focused on local transport, so they take care of public transport only in several parts of the city. Ticket prices start from a $ 1.75. In addition to a one-way ticket, other options include a daily $7 ticket and a 7-day ticket of $25.
New York, NY
Public transport is run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). It is relatively inexpensive, convenient and efficient, especially from MetroCard implementation. The fare for a metro or local bus ride is $ 2.75 with MetroCard. Passengers can buy MetroCard at metro stalls and self-service kiosks and can use it alternately on the subway and buses. Visitors who go out of town should definitely use an unlimited seven-day MetroCard that costs $ 31.00. The New York subway system is the fastest means to travel around the city. It is used by millions of people every day, and visitors do not have to be scared for their safety.
San Diego, CA
For the majority of visitors, the starting point for the shuttle will be Old Town public transport station or the downtown Santa Fe Train Depot. In San Diego, public transportation is carried out by the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) with numerous bus lines and some kind of metro, something between the trams and the metro, which they call “Trolley”. Santa Fe Center Station is next to the Amtrak train line that runs between Los Angeles and San Diego. Several trains a day go north along Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo. South of downtown Santa Fe, there is a starting point for the green metro line.
Public transport in Boston is managed by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority or MBTA, better known as “T”. As you walk in the streets of Boston, you will see a sign that is repeated periodically, with a bold black “T” in the middle. It actually includes five metro lines, red, orange, blue, silver, and green. All these lines are marked with colours and are easily recognisable. Metro service “T” works less on weekends, but during the week it is generally very reliable and efficient, especially given a large number of passengers to whom the “T” system provides service every day.