Washington, D.C.: Greatest Cities for Mass Transportation
Like New York, D.C.'s city center draws workers from surrounding
suburban areas, including two neighboring states: Maryland and Virginia.
D.C.'s notorious rush-hour traffic makes a well-tuned, affordable and wide-ranging mass transit system essential.
contractor Ticona Willis confirms these sentiments. "What I like most
about D.C.'s mass transit system is the convenience of not having to
deal with traffic during rush hour," she says. To accommodate travel
into the D.C. area and the metro center, the city's public
transportation system includes a regional subway system, a regional bus
service and several local bus systems. Ticona says D.C.'s public transit
isn't perfect -- she'd like to see cheaper fares and newer subway cars
with better temperature control -- but the current system makes D.C.
employment a viable option for suburbanites.