Going Places

Public transportation has been an indispensable part of our lives for many years, not to mention an integral part of many cities' economies. So go along for the ride as this quiz asks you some questions about buses, trains, and streetcars.

Sources: Question 1; Question 2; Question 3; Question 4; Question 5; Question 6 (page 8); Question 7 (page 5); Question 8; Question 9 (page 11); Question 10 (page 32)

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1. Which city opened the first subway system in the United States?
Boston
Chicago
New York
2. When did the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transportation Authority begin operating rail service?
1969
1979
1989
3. Which city has the nation's deepest subway station?
Atlanta
Pittsburgh
Portland
4. New Yorkers use public transportation at a higher rate than residents of any other U.S. city. On a per capita basis, which city has the second-highest rate of transit use?
San Francisco
Washington
Boston
5. What powered the earliest forms of public transportation in the United States?
Steam engines
Horses
Coal
6. Which form of public transportation is the most used in the United States?
Bus
Heavy rail
Light rail
7. Of the 83 U.S. rail systems operated by transit agencies, how many have operated since the 19th century?
Three
Nine
Seventeen
8. Which southeastern city is home to the nation's oldest still-operating street railway line?
Atlanta
New Orleans
Birmingham
9. Nationally, what percentage of U.S. employees commute by public transportation?
5 percent
10 percent
15 percent
10. Which southeastern city provided the most transit trips in 2015?
Atlanta
Miami
Tampa-St. Petersburg