Guide to US Travel

Transportation information covering 50 capital cities and 50 of the most populated cities of America

The most common way to commute in USA is by your own car, however, if you are in a big city you can survive on public transportation without a car.  Below are the most common modes of transportation outside of personal car.

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Flight: Of course, the most common and easy method to travel is to fly.  There are many websites that you can use but recently www.kayak.com has been good.  Also,www.priceline.com gives you the opportunity to name your price.

Amtrak:  Amtrak is the interstate transport system that can get you farther places.  Of course problem is that it is not that well connected but wherever it runs through, it is a comfortable way to travel.  You can check their schedules and fare on their website at:www.amtrak.com

Greyhound: Perhaps one of the oldest bus service that operates in almost all states to almost any destination you can think of.  Check their site for the schedule and fares.

Megabus: Megabus has started their services in some cities recently and the response is great.   If you book early enough you can get ticket as low as $1.  Check their site for the schedules and fare. http://us.megabus.com/

Public* transportation: All above choices are for commuting from one city to another or one state to another.  When you are living in a city, you need to know about local commute.  Below you will find the details of public transit for 50 capital cities in the US and 50 most populated cities in US.

StateCityWebsiteContact number
AlabamaMontgomeryhttp://montgomerytransit.com/(334) 262-7356
AlaskaJuneauhttp://www.juneau.org/capitaltransit/generalinfo.php907-586-3185
ArizonaPhoenixhttp://www.valleymetro.org/(602) 253-5000 or TTY (602) 251-2039
ArizonaTucsonhttp://suntran.com/(520) 792-9222 or TDD (520) 628-1565
ArizonaMesahttp://www.valleymetro.org/planning_your_trip/(602) 253-5000 or TTY (602) 251-2039
ArkansasLittle Rockhttp://www.cat.org/501/375-6717
CaliforniaOaklandhttp://www.actransit.org/maps/510-891-4706; TDD/TYY 711 or 800-735-2929 
CaliforniaSacramentohttp://www.sacrt.com/(916) 321-BUSS (2877)
CaliforniaLos Angeleshttp://www.metro.net/323.466.3876
CaliforniaSan Diegohttp://www.sdcommute.com/(619) 233-3004
CaliforniaSan Josehttp://www.vta.org/408-321-2300
CaliforniaSan Franciscohttp://www.sfmta.com/415.701.2311
CaliforniaFresnohttp://www.fresno.gov/DiscoverFresno/PublicTransportation/default.htm(559) 621-7433
CaliforniaLong Beachhttp://www.lbtransit.com/(562) 591-2301
ColoradoDenverhttp://www.rtd-denver.com/index.shtml303.299.6000
ColoradoColorado Springshttp://www.springsgov.com/SectionIndex.aspx?SectionID=16719-385-7433
ConnecticutHartfordhttp://www.cttransit.com/Contact/TelephoneNumbers.asp860-525-9181
DelawareDoverhttp://www.dartfirststate.com/800.652.DART(3278)
District of ColumbiaWashingtonhttp://www.wmata.com/202-637-7000/TTY 202-638-3780
FloridaTallahasseehttp://www.talgov.com/starmetro/starmetrohome.aspx850-891-5200
FloridaMiamihttp://www.miamidade.gov/transit/(786) 469-5675
FloridaJacksonvillehttp://www.jtafla.com/Default.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1(904) 630-3100/ TDD (904) 630-3191
GeorgiaAtlantahttp://www.itsmarta.com/(404) 848-5000
HawaiiHonoluluhttp://www.thebus.org/#(808) 848-5555
IdahoBoisehttp://www.valleyride.org/(208) 345-7433
IllinoisSpringfieldhttp://www.smtd.org/(217)522-5531
IllinoisChicagohttp://www.transitchicago.com/(312) 836-7000 OR 1-888-968-7282
IndianaIndianapolishttp://www.indygo.net/317.635.3344 OR 800.743.3333
IowaDes Moineshttp://www.ridedart.com/515.283.8100
KansasTopekahttp://www.topekametro.org/(785) 783-7000
KansasWichitahttp://www.wichitatransit.org/Routes/Pages/default.aspx316-265-7221
KentuckyFrankforthttp://transit.frankfort.ky.gov/(502) 875-8565
KentuckyLouisville-Jefferson Countyhttp://www.ridetarc.org/502.585.1234
LouisianaBaton Rougehttp://www.brcats.com/225-389-8282 ext 106 OR Automated: 225-929-7740
MaineAugustahttp://www.apta.com/resources/links/unitedstates/Pages/MaineTransitLinks.aspx(202) 496-4800 Or 1 207 873-2122 (Augusta Area)
MarylandAnnapolishttp://www.aacounty.org/planzone/transportation/transit.cfm#.UYrwG7Wcfjc(410) 222-7450
MarylandBaltimorehttp://mta.maryland.gov/(410) 539-5000
MassachussettsBostonhttp://www.mbta.com/(617)222-3200 or 1-800-392-6100
MichiganLansinghttp://www.cata.org/517.394.1000
MichiganDetroithttp://www.ci.detroit.mi.us/DepartmentsandAgencies/DetroitDepartmentofTransportation.aspx(313) 933-1300
MinnesotaSaint Paulhttp://metrotransit.org/612-373-3333
MinnesotaMinneapolishttp://www.metrotransit.org/612-373-3333
MississippiJacksonhttp://www.city.jackson.ms.us/government/planning/jatran(601) 948.7140 OR (601) 948.3840
MissouriJefferson Cityhttp://www.jeffcitymo.org/transit/(573) 634-6477
MissouriKansas Cityhttp://www.kcata.org/816.221.0660
MontanaHelenahttp://www.helenamt.gov/index.php?id=393406-447-8080
NebraskaLincolnhttp://www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/pworks/startran/402-441-7185 or 402-476-1234
NebraskaOmahahttp://www.neatp.org/402-761-2216
NevadaCarson Cityhttp://www.rtcwashoe.com/public-transportation-3775-348-RIDE (348-7433)
NevadaLas Vegashttp://www.rtcsnv.com/transit/Phone: 702-228-7433 OR 702-676-1834 (TDD)
New HampshireConcordhttp://www.concordareatransit.org/225-3295, ext. 1202
New JerseyTrentonhttp://www.njtransit.com/tm/tm_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=ContactUsTelephoneTo1-973-275-5555
New MexicoSata Fehttp://www.santafenm.gov/index.aspx?nid=498(505) 955-2001
New MexicoAlbuquerquehttp://www.cabq.gov/transit/bus-routes-and-schedules505-243-7433
New YorkAlbanyhttp://www.cdta.org/518-482-8822
New YorkNew Yorkhttp://new.mta.info/nyct718-596-8585, or 718-596-8273 (TTY)
North CarolinaRaleighhttp://www.gotriangle.org/go-info/contact-us/919-485-RIDE (7433)
North CarolinaCharlottehttp://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/cats/Pages/default.aspx704-336-7433
North DakotaBismarckhttp://www.bismantransit.com/(701) 223-9001
OhioColumbushttp://www.cota.com/Ph (614) 228-1776 TTY/TTD (614) 228-1832
OhioClevelandhttp://www.riderta.com/216-566-5148
OklahomaOklahoma Cityhttp://www.gometro.org/(405) 235-7433
OklahomaTulsahttp://tulsatransit.org/(918) 582-2100
OregonSalemhttp://cherriots.org/(503) 588-BUSS
OregonPortlandhttp://trimet.org/503-238-7433
PennsylvaniaHarrisburghttp://www.cattransit.com/717-238-8304
PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiahttp://www.septa.org/(215) 580-7800 or (215) 580-7853 (TDD/TYY)
Rhode IslandProvidencehttp://www.ripta.com/(401) 781-9400
South CarolinaColumbiahttp://www.gocmrta.com/(803) 255-7085
South DakotaPierrehttp://www.rcptransit.com/(605) 945-2360
TennesseeNashvillehttp://www.nashvillemta.org/(615) 862-5950
TennesseeMemphishttp://www.matatransit.com/(901) 274-6282
TexasAustinhttp://www.capmetro.org/(512) 474-1200
TexasArlingtonhttp://www.arlingtontx.gov/traffic/transportation.html817-459-6550
TexasHoustonhttp://www.ridemetro.org/713-635-4000
TexasDallashttp://www.dart.org/214-979-1111
TexasSan Antoniohttp://www.viainfo.net/(210) 362-2020 TTY (210) 362-2019
TexasFort Worthhttp://www.the-t.com/817.215.8600
TexasEl Pasohttp://www.sunmetro.net/915-533-3333
UtahSalt Lake Cityhttp://www.rideuta.com/1-888-743-3882/ 801-743-3882
VermontMontpelierhttp://gmtaride.org/802-223-7287
VirginiaRichmondhttp://www.ridegrtc.com/804-358-4782
VirginiaVirginia Beachhttp://www.gohrt.com/route/virginia-beach/(757) 222-6100 TDD: (757) 722-8427
WashingtonOlympiahttp://www.intercitytransit.com/Pages/default.aspx1-800-287-6348
WashingtonSeattlehttp://www.seattle.gov/html/citizen/transit.htm206-684-2489
West VirginiaCharlestonhttp://www.rideonkrt.com/(304) 343-7586
WisconsinMadisonhttp://www.cityofmadison.com/metro/(608) 266-4466
WisconsinMilwaukeehttp://www.ridemcts.com/414-344-6711
WyomingCheyennehttp://www.cheyennecity.org/index.aspx?nid=252(307) 637-6253
Note:

1. For traffic and travel updates, dial 511 while in the State

2. Informational purposes only.  Accuracy not guaranteed.  Information as of July 1, 2013.  Errors and omissions expected.

*Some of these may have been owned privately but are available to public. 
Source: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0763098.html