Cities with the Best Public Transit

Public transportation is a great alternative to driving as it takes time from the daily commute and it helps the overall economy and quality of life in most cities. In fact, living close to public transportation can have a great impact in home values. Additionally, hopping on the subway rather than a car can have better health benefits for longer commutes. Here are five cities with the best public transportation in the country.

A bus on a busy street.

San Francisco, California

Over 35 percent of San Francisco’s residents use public transportation. The Bay Area Rapid Transit, or BART has both elevated and subway routes. There are over 47 BART stations that service the Bay Area.

New York, New York

New York City’s MTA is one of the most famous public transportation systems in the world. The system services all 5 boroughs and the immediate area outside of the city. MTA services nearly two billion rides annually.

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston is a busy college town, but that’s great news for residents and students alike. Both populations can take advantage of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s subways, ferries and commuter rails. The city provides over 1.3 million rides per weekday.

Washington, DC

D.C.’s METRO is the public transportation system in the nation’s capital. The system services over two million rides per day. There are over 90 stations between D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Jersey City, New Jersey

New Jersey has two major transportation systems. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey services 260,000 trips per week. PATH services Hoboken, Newark and Journal Square areas of Jersey City.