1. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
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Public transit approval rating among residents: 77.5%Annual trips per person (all residents): 228Percentage of workers who commute by public transit: 31.0%Stations that are ADA accessible: 48.1%Miles traveled using electric power: 53.7%
New York City operates an extensive network of subways, buses, railroads and ferries to help commuters go from one destination to another. The most common form of transportation is the New York City subway, which is operated by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and features 24 subway lines that extend through Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and The Bronx.
New Jersey cities such as Newark, Jersey City and Hoboken have a similar subway system called the PATH train to help commuters reach Manhattan. Railroads such as New Jersey Transit, the Long Island Railroad, the Metro-North Railroad and the Staten Island Railway bring public transportation options to the suburbs and outer boroughs. Ferry service to Manhattan is available from New Jersey and Staten Island, and the Staten Island Ferry is free.