Cities with the Best Public Transit

by Mahogany WaldonFebruary 16, 2018

A map highlighting the cities with the best public transit.
Millions of people rely on public transit daily for their ride to work or simply to maneuver around the city. Public transit systems are put in place to assist their many occupants and to make their commute easier. According to All Transit, these cities have the best public transit systems in the country.

San Francisco, California

Topping our list is sunny San Francisco. Just over 35% of the city’s population uses public transportation. A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) monthly pass costs $94. San Francisco has both elevated and subway routes and the city has 47 BART stations that service San Francisco, Oakland, San Mateo County and Santa Clara County – California’s Bay Area. BART carries around 430,000 people per weekday.

New York, New York

It’s no wonder New York City (NYC) has one of the best public transits, NYC has a bustling population that isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Most people that live in NYC don’t even buy cars, and why should they? New York City’s MTA allows daily commuters to beat the horrible NYC traffic and monthly passes are only $121. The MTA provides over 2 billion rides per year.

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston has a great public transit system that not only benefits Boston residents but also Boston students. This busy college town has over 35 institutions of higher learning with over 150,000 students living in and commuting throughout the city. Massachusetts’ Bay Transportation Authority offers subway, bus, commuter rail, and a ferry system to assist its passengers. As of October 2017, over 1.3 million commuters ride MBTA per weekday. A monthly pass costs $84.50.

Washington, D.C.

The Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) services about 2.3 million rides per year. Its Metrorail system makes it so that a rider can travel between any two stations with just a single transfer. The Metrorail system services 600,000 riders per day between its 91 stations between D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The monthly pass is $176.

Jersey City, New Jersey

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PATH) carries over 260,000 passengers each weekday. This system also had over 78 million passenger trips in 2016. PATH services the Hoboken, Newark, and Journal Square areas of Jersey City. PATH also offers year-round educational outreach sessions for riders and the average monthly pass costs $84.

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Mahogany Waldon
Mahogany is a Content Marketing Coordinator for In her spare time, Mahogany enjoys reading, writing poetry, blogging, traveling, and loves a good southern idiom. Mahogany is also a certified Reiki practitioner and enjoys all things supernatural.