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Top 10 U.S. States by Public Transit

Name the states with the highest percentage of residents who commute to work on public transit.
  • Source: 2015 American Community Survey
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Aug 19, 2017
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Aug 19, 2017
There are 15 states where fewer than 1% of people commute to work using public transit.
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level 70
Aug 19, 2017
Safe to say public transportation is not high on America's agenda, although there have been multiple extensions of tram and rail systems in recent years.
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Aug 19, 2017
True, although the percentage taking public transit has slowly crawled up over time.
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level 72
Nov 13, 2017
Trying to take Amtrak from my area to an airport or to visit my daughter in Texas is a nightmare. The tracks are owned by Union Pacific so any time a freight train is coming Amtrak has to take a siding until the freight train goes through. That makes schedules off. There are poor connections, too. The train stations in cities aren't located anywhere near airports, metro lines, or bus terminals and cab fare often costs more than the train ticket. It costs $125 to take a transit van from my town to the nearest airport. I think more people in rural areas would use public transportation if it was more reliable and convenient, but it doesn't make sense for the government to spend so much money making upgrades for so few people. It's one of the realities of living in rural America, and it is why we drive ourselves.
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level 67
Aug 19, 2017
I would bet those 15 states include most of the Midwest states and/or Alaska where most of the population live in rural areas and public transportation is not a need. Also, I got all of the answers mainly because the states are smaller and the large cities are more compact. I was surprised California made the list since I've never been able to get the public transportation to work well for me. By the time I use the system I would have been at work for an hour already. California cities are too spread out for convenient or efficient public transportation use.
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Aug 21, 2017
In California, it depends on where you are. In the San Francisco Bay Area (about 1/5 of California pop.), public transportation (although increasingly dilapidated) is second only to New York. Within metro Sacramento and a few parts of Southern Cal, it is also pretty good. Elsewhere, you might as well be in Arizona or Texas.
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Aug 22, 2017
I was skeptical @nonono, but you are correct! Among major metro areas, New York is #1 and San Francisco is #2. The next five are DC, Boston, Chicago, Philly, and Seattle.
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level 78
Aug 25, 2017
Public transportation is not only "not needed" in states like North Dakota and Wyoming - it would actually be so inefficient as to be self-defeating.
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level 62
Nov 13, 2017
Try to build a commuter rail system today. Way too many EPA regulations, environmental impact studies, "not in my back yard" people, land acquisitions etc etc etc
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level 67
Aug 23, 2017
with the exception of PA, the rest are reliably "blue states" too.
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level 55
Nov 13, 2017
Makes sense. Cities tend to vote blue. Rural areas tend to vote red. Bigger cities (and more people) means a bigger need for public transit. Except Texas...
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level 52
Oct 19, 2017
Interesting quiz.
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level 43
Oct 25, 2017
i literally just took this quiz thinking it was cities, rather than states. yikes.
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level 65
Nov 13, 2017
Dammit, me too! I got New York and Washington right at the start too which really threw me off.
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level 47
Nov 13, 2017
Me three..exact same thing 😛
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level 36
Nov 13, 2017
I thought it said cities! I spent the whole time typing in cities!
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level 48
Nov 13, 2017
Interesting, although I think an even more interesting quiz would be a version with cities instead of states. I'm sure places like Portland and Seattle would be high on that list, even though the states as a whole are not.
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level 58
Nov 14, 2017
Washington is on the list though...
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level 52
Nov 13, 2017
I had nine, and I just thought I'd try Illinois. BUUUT the clock was running down and I misspelled Illinois. IMAGINE MY ANGER WHEN THE CLOCK STOPPED!!1
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level 48
Nov 13, 2017
Quite the unduly and profuse user of caps lock, exclamation points and the word anger.
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level 46
Nov 13, 2017
I can NEVER spell Massachusetts correctly and then I always miss it. In almost every quiz ¬¬
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