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Transport system in USA, Traveling within America

Transportation in United States is achieved through highly developed road, rail, air and water networks. Majority of the travel occurs through automobile for short distances and airplane for long distances.

Buses are the most convenient and economical mode of transport in USA. There are different companies that provide intercity transport facility.

List of Bus Operating Companies in USA

You can visit the official websites and gather information about the ticket fares, buses timings and schedules, routes, discounts and offers.

  • ABQ Ride - Provides transportation services for the Albuquerque metropolitan area.
  • AC Transit - is an innovative, modern bus system, owned by the public of the East Bay.
  • Bangor Area Transit - is a fixed route public transit system operated by the City of Bangor.
  • Big Blue Bus - Provides both local and bus rapid transit service in Santa Monica and adjacent neighborhoods of Los Angeles.
  • Chapel Hill Transit - Provides public transportation services to residents and visitors of the Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and University of North Carolina communities.
  • County Connection - Provides service in and around central Contra Costa County in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Durham Area Transit Authority - is the public transit system serving Durham, North Carolina.
  • Greyhound Public Transportation - One of the most recognized company and the largest provider of intercity bus transportation.
  • King County Metro - Provides public transport services in Washington.
  • LANTA Metro - Provides public, fixed-route bus service throughout Lehigh County and Northampton County, in Pennsylvania.
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority - the public operator of most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, area.
  • Maryland Transit Administration - a state-operated mass transit administration in Maryland.
  • Greater Portland Metro Bus - A public bus system in Southern Maine.
  • Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority - is the principal rapid-transit system in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
  • Metrobus - operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
  • Meridian Transportation Resources Western - operates in the western United States and Canada.
  • Metro Transit - the largest operator of bus services in the seven-county region surrounding Minneapolis and St. Paul
  • New Jersey Transit - is a statewide public transportation system serving the state of New Jersey and Orange and Rockland counties in New York.
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority - is responsible for public transit services, congestion management, specific highway improvement projects, and countywide transportation planning for Santa Clara County, California.
  • USA Bus Charter - Provides different kinds of buses for rent.
  • Utah Transit Authority - provides transport services between Salt Lake City and Pleasant View, north of Ogden.
  • VIA Metropolitan Transit - A transit agency serving San Antonio, Texas.
  • WestCAT - a public transportation service in western Contra Costa County.

List of Buses Operating Companies for Children in USA

  • First Student - one of the largest provider of school bus services operating in 42 US states and eight Canadian provinces.

The United States has the world's largest railway network covering 48 states with a distance of 240,000 kms. Currently major part of the rail network is used to transport cargo. The freight trains are given the highest priority over passenger trains.

01. Why Rail Transport in America?

Trains in America are very popular because of the on board social atmosphere, the spacious environment of the cars, different routes having beautiful natural scenarios and the total solace of the train ride. When you travel from one coast of United States to another, you can experience one of the memorable and exciting train journeys in the world. This train trip is affordable and you can enjoy the different classes of accommodation and comforts.

02. The best time to travel by train in America

The peak season when travel is most active and rates are highest is from April to September. If you are visiting the U.S. and plan to use the train services too much then the spring and autumn seasons are the best because during these seasons the ticket prices will be less and you can view the beautiful natural scenarios. During summer season and national holidays the trains will be crowded.

03. Train Timings and Brochures in the US

The major train operators in America have their official websites that you visit and gather information about the timings, on-board facilities, discounts and the routes. The brochures published by Amtrak are also available at many staffed stations and be ordered online. Also for every route a leaflet with the timings and the facilities available on-board is also provided.

04. Amtrak in the US

The intercity passenger train service in United States is provided by a government-owned corporation, National Railroad Passenger Corporation called Amtrak. "Amtrak" is derived from two words "America" and "track". Its headquarters is located at Union Station in Washington, D.C. Click here to visit the official website of Amtrak to find out more details about the tickets, rail pass, new routes...

05. American Commuter Rail Systems

In Large American cities, commuter rail systems provide common carrier passenger transportation along railway tracks. These systems connect the suburbs with their respective metro area?s central metropolis. These systems are very useful when you are getting out of the city for a day or a weekend holiday.

06. List of all commuter rail systems in America You can visit the official websites and gather information about the ticket fares, the train timings and schedules, routes, discounts and offers. Long Island Rail Road - serves the length of Long Island in New York. It is the busiest commuter railroad in North America, serving about 83 million passengers each year. New Jersey Transit Rail Operations - provides regional rail service in New Jersey, with most service centered on transportation to and from New York City, Hoboken, and Newark. Metra - serves Chicago and its metropolitan area through 240 stations on 11 different rail lines. Metro-North Railroad - runs service between New York City to its northern suburbs in New York and Connecticut. MBTA Commuter Rail - provides rail service as far south as Warwick, Rhode Island, and as far north as Newburyport and as far west as Worcester, in Massachusetts. SEPTA Regional Rail - serves Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. Caltrain - serves link between San Francisco and San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Metrolink - operates lines in Ventura County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Orange County, and San Diego County Virginia Railway Express - connects the Northern Virginia suburbs to Union Station in Washington, D.C., via two lines: the Fredericksburg Line from Fredericksburg, Virginia, and the Manassas Line from Broad Run/Airport station in Bristow, Virginia. Tri-Rail - provides rail services from Miami to Fort Lauderdale to Palm Beach. South Shore Line - operates between Millennium Station in downtown Chicago and the South Bend Regional Airport in South Bend, Indiana. Sound Transit - operates from Seattle, Washington, to Everett in the north and to Tacoma in the south. Trinity Railway Express - provides service between Fort Worth & Dallas. Capitol Corridor - operates daily from the San Francisco Bay Area to Sacramento. FrontRunner - provides rail service in the northern portion of the Wasatch Front from Salt Lake Central Station to Ogden Union Station. New Mexico Rail Runner Express - serves the metropolitan areas of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Altamont Commuter Express - rail service in California connecting Stockton with San Jose. Northstar Line - provides commuter rail service from downtown Minneapolis to Big Lake. Shore Line East - provides weekly rail service along the Northeast Corridor from New London west to New Haven, with continuing service to Bridgeport and Stamford. Capital MetroRail - serves the Greater Austin, Texas connecting Downtown Austin with Austin's northern suburbs. Westside Express Service - provides rail service between Beaverton and Wilsonville, Oregon. Music City Star - a regional rail service running between Nashville and Lebanon, Tennessee. 07. Rapid Transit in United States of America

A Rapid Transit system is an electric railway for passengers that can handle high volume of passengers and travel with high speed. They are usually located in underground tunnels or on elevated structures above road levels. A rapid transit is popularly known as underground, subway, elevated railway, metro or metropolitan railway.

You can visit the official websites and gather information about the prices of the tickets, timings and schedules of the train, routes, discounts and offers.

  • New York City Subway - one of the oldest and extensive transport system with 468 stations covering 337 km of routes.
  • Washington Metro - the rapid transit system in Washington, D.C., United States, and its surrounding suburbs.
  • Chicago Transit Authority - operates within the City of Chicago, Illinois and some of its surrounding suburbs.
  • MTBA Rapid Transit - provides rapid transit services in Massachusetts Bay.
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit - a rapid transit system serving the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Market?Frankford Line - is a rapid transit line in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Broad Street Line - is a rapid transit line operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority that runs from Fern Rock Transportation Center in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia.
  • Port Authority Trans-Hudson - is a rapid transit railroad linking Manhattan, New York with New Jersey, and providing service to Jersey City, Hoboken, Harrison, and Newark.
  • Metro Rail (Los Angeles County) - the rapid transit rail system serving Los Angeles County, California.
  • Baltimore Metro Subway - is a rapid transit line serving the greater Baltimore, Maryland, United States area
  • PATCO Speedline - a rapid transit system operated by the Port Authority Transit Corporation, which runs between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden County, New Jersey.
  • RTA Rapid Transit - a rapid transit and light rail system in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County owned by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA).
  • Staten Island Railway - runs 24 hours daily between the St. George and Tottenville stations.

As the total area of the U.S. is large and the traveling distance between the different cities is very long, Air transport has become very popular among the travelers. This mode of transport is the fastest and simplest way of long-distance intercity travel in America. The journey from east coast to west coast takes approximately 6 hours while the journey from west coast to east coast takes approximately 5 hours.

Many cities in the U.S. are served by one or two airports. If you are living in a small town and want to travel by air, it is cheaper to drive to a nearby city served by a major hub airport and fly to your destination or conversely fly to a city which is closer to your destination and then rent a car to reach your town. However there are some small towns served by passenger air service, but you are aware that an air transport is very expensive so it is advisable to drive to the city with major hub airport.

List of Major Airlines in America

You can visit the official websites and gather information about the ticket fares, plane timings and schedules, routes, discounts and offers.

ABX Air
  • Wilmington Air Park, Ohio
AirTran Airways
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
  • Orlando International Airport
Alaska Airlines
  • Seattle?Tacoma International Airport
  • Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
  • Portland International Airport
  • Los Angeles International Airport.
Allegiant Air
  • Bellingham International Airport
  • Charlotte County Airport, Punta Gorda, Florida
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Broward County, Florida
  • Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas
  • Myrtle Beach International Airport, Horry County, South Carolina
  • Orlando Sanford International Airport
  • Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
  • St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, Pinellas County, Florida
American Airlines
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City
  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • Miami International Airport
  • O'Hare International Airport, Chicago
American Eagle Airlines
  • O'Hare International Airport, Chicago
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • Luis Mu?oz Mar?n International Airport, Carolina, Puerto Rico
  • Miami International Airport
  • LaGuardia Airport, Long Island in the City of New York
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York
Atlantic Southeast Airlines
  • Memphis International Airport, Memphis, a city in Shelby County
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Romulus, Michigan
  • O'Hare International Airport, Chicago
  • Washington-Dulles International Airport
Bemidji Airlines
  • St. Paul International Airport, Bemidji, Minnesota USA
Chautauqua Airlines
  • O'Hare International Airport, Chicago
  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Ohio
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas
  • Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport, Hebron, Kentucky
  • General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • LaGuardia Airport, Long Island, New York
Colgan Air
  • Logan International Airport, East Boston, Massachusetts
  • Washington Dulles International Airport
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas
  • Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey
Compass Airlines
  • Saint Paul International Airport, Minneapolis
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Romulus, Michigan
Continental Airlines
  • Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport, Guam
  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Ohio
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas
  • Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey
Delta Air Lines
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Hebron, Kentucky
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Romulus, Michigan
  • Hartsfield?Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York
  • Memphis International Airport, Shelby County
  • Saint Paul International Airport, Minneapolis
  • Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah
ExpressJet Airlines
  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Ohio
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas
  • Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey
  • O'Hare International Airport, Chicago
FedEx Express
  • Memphis International Airport, Tennessee
  • Miami International Airport
  • Fort Worth Alliance Airport, Texas
  • Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis
  • Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey
  • Oakland International Airport, California
  • Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alaska
Frontier Airlines
  • Denver International Airport, Denver, Colorado
  • General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee
  • Kansas City International Airport, Missouri
  • Eppley Airfield, Omaha, Nebraska
Go!
  • Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii
Hawaiian Airlines
  • Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii
JetBlue Airways
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York
Pinnacle Airlines
  • Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Romulus, Michigan
  • Memphis International Airport, Tennessee
  • Saint Paul International Airport, Minneapolis
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York
  • Indianapolis International Airport, Indiana
Southwest Airlines
  • Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
  • Chicago Midway International Airport
  • Dallas Love Field, Texas
  • Denver International Airport, Colorado
  • William P. Hobby Airport, Houston
  • McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • Nashville International Airport, Tennessee
  • Oakland International Airport
  • Orlando International Airport
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • San Diego International Airport
Spirit Airlines
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Romulus, Michigan
  • Fort Lauderdale ? Hollywood International Airport, Broward County, Florida
Sun Country Airlines
  • Saint Paul International Airport, Minneapolis
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas
  • Lansing Capital Region International Airport, DeWitt Township, Michigan
United Airlines
  • O'Hare International Airport, Chicago
  • Denver International Airport, Colorado
  • San Francisco International Airport
  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • Washington Dulles International Airport
US Airways
  • Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Philadelphia International Airport, Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Maricopa County, Arizona
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Arlington County, Virginia
Virgin America
  • San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California
  • Los Angeles International Airport

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