This City Boasts the Best Public Transportation

Not hard to get around town in Boston
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2017 11:37 AM CDT
5 Best US Cities for Public Transit
In this June 18, 2015, file photo, a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line subway train moves along the track in Boston.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Getting around town is made easier if your city has a decent mass-transit system, and it can offer many benefits compared with hopping behind the wheel yourself, including extra exercise, better accessibility to prime job locations, and affordability. Boston is the best US city on the public transportation front, per a ranking by 24/7 Wall St., which looked at various metrics based on a city's transit infrastructure and ridership stats, including miles traveled and trip length. Here, the top five cities, plus the percentage of commuters there who use public transit:

  1. Boston, Mass.-NH-RI; 13.7%
  2. Bremerton, Wash.; 9.2%
  3. Baltimore; 7.9%
  4. Honolulu; 9.2%
  5. Ithaca, NY; 10.6%
Check out the complete list here, complemented by the 5 worst cities for car owners. (Read more public transportation stories.)

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