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Is public transportation better in New York City, Washington DC, or San Francisco?

Which city is better for public transportation?
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Kon Bro
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D.C. and SFO don't even come close to NYC's public transit system. NYC has the most largest subway system in the world! It runs 24 hours a day. The buses work in conjunction with subways to get you exactly where you need to go. NY also has a highly developed regional train system that can take you from the city to beaches, national parks, and surrounding suburbs of NJ, westchester, Connecticut, and Long Island.
During my trips in San Fransisco and D.C. I found myself walking very long distances to try to catch a subway train and many times felt stranded. Hands down NYC is the place to be!
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Joseph Diaz
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But depending on where you live in NY, not all transit continue to run 24 hours a day. I lived in Staten Island, for 2 years and transit stopped at 10pm. Same with Long Island, transit stopped at 10:55pm. So, depending on where you live in NY. If you live in the city YEAH, but, like any other major city, the transit systems should run 24 hours. In Seattle (the city) not the outskirts of the city, the transit system runs 24/7. If you have never been to more than 1 large city in your life, you aren't exploring enough....get out people and explore the world! :)

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Bruce Brown
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This is a no-brainer. NYC public transit is unmatched. In fact, if you like driving, or want to own a car, living in Manhattan is not for you. The subways are the fastest way to get anywhere in the City. Everybody rides the subway (annual ridership is about 1.5 billion). Taxis and buses are also ubiquitous.
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David Moye
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Now, Now. They've been operating the trains in NY for well over 100 years and they still cant keep it moving when a door is stuck on the 456 line and it delays a hundred thousand people from getting to work for an hour. I understand safety concerns but I cant help but notice those signs the city puts up bragging about their new subway cars.. You'd think after 100 years, they'd figure out how to make a mechanism that disengages the doors. Also, bikes are faster, I think.

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If you have to ask about public transportation then apparently you have never used it. Heard mentality, loud people, people on phones talking louder than the others talking, coughing, sneezing, dirty seats and I haven t even started. Of all the areas at least San Fran probably has the happiest and most civilized people of the 3 and the least animals living in the subways and streets.
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Bruce Brown
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Bottom line, if you are a misanthrope, living in any city will be a trial. On the other hand, if you like to see a variety of people -- from a Wall street millionaire to a starving artist -- the NYC subway is the greatest transportation system in the world.

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Shanice Coull
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New York has the best public transportation in the US.

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Jenna Barclay
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NYC. Hands down.

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Harry Cohen
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I grew up in NYC. Learned the system as a little kid and was an expert from age 10. Almost nowhere is a place where it is more than just a few blocks to at least get to a bus that will get you to a subway and more. This great transit system can also get you to all of the airports, Long Island, most of New Jersey, Hudson Valley and much more. Go to mta.info to see it all.

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Adam Pierce
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New York City

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Harold Hedrick
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I live in DC, but know NYC and SFO. NYC is the best in terms of going everywhere. The other subways take you from suburban stations to the center of downtown, but nowhere else. SFO has the nicest subway to actually ride on. DC has a nice looking subway, but many, many operational problems.

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Lotus Lee
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I am a native San Franciscan, born and raised, and tranportation here is a hit or miss. I think it depends on the MUNI driver. Bart is pretty efficient, but won't get you to all areas within San Francisco. I've only been to New York once in my lifetime and I have to say their transportation system is exceptionally better, though not as good as Europe. Not a fan of MUNI, but they have their moments.

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Edward Ellis
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San Francisco is by far the best place to take public transportation. It has three integrated systems - BART intercity rapid transit and all airports; MUNI underground and surface trolleys, MUNI surface buses. There is also inter city Cal Train commuter to the Peninsula suburbs and to longer distances like the Sacramento corridor. San Francisco is the only city, including Oakland, San Jose and outlying suburbs that can get you to within easy walking distance of destinations as far as 50 miles from city center.

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John Smith
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24/7/365 days a year: The Mass Transit Authority is always in service. Take a train ride at 3:00am and it looks just like morning or afternoon rush hour.

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next time ask about the "cleanist" :)

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Lynn Shepodd
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New York City and DC have good subway systems. SFO is harder but BART can bring you in from the suburbs.

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Christopher
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New York City has the largest public transit system, easily.

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Alex Lavrenov
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If NYC has the LARGEST SURE, the BEST?HARDLY. I have been around other transit systems across the world, this one no matter how big or efficient, is horrible, not well maintained(at all), Bus service = horrific, 50% of the train stations are extremely old and nasty.

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Steven Hsieh
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NYC s

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