DC Ranked #1 in “The Best Cities for Public Transportation”

by Prince Of Petworth February 24, 2016 at 12:05 pm 43 Comments

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Today in studies I’m not quite sure I believe DC has been voted Best City for Public Transportation by smartasset:

“1. Washington, D.C.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority manages public transportation throughout the DC area, primarily relying on buses and below-ground subways. The subway system, known as Metro or Metrorail, handles over 200 million trips per year, making it the second largest system by ridership in the U.S. That is in addition to a bus system that handles another 130 million trips every year.

It isn’t just size that makes D.C.’s transit system the best in the U.S. The typical transit commuter in D.C. spends 36 minutes traveling to work each day. That is 10 minutes below the average for the 136 cities in SmartAsset’s study. It is also just 8.6 minutes slower than the typical commute time for a driver in the District, the smallest difference among cities in which a significant percentage of the population relies on transit.

If there’s one knock on public transportation in D.C., it’s the cost. The District has some of the highest fares for transit of any U.S. city, with a monthly pass costing more than $230.”


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