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 has been good.  Also, 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

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.

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
AlabamaMontgomery 262-7356
ArizonaPhoenix 253-5000 or TTY (602) 251-2039
ArizonaTucson 792-9222 or TDD (520) 628-1565
ArizonaMesa 253-5000 or TTY (602) 251-2039
ArkansasLittle Rock
CaliforniaOakland; TDD/TYY 711 or 800-735-2929 
CaliforniaSacramento 321-BUSS (2877)
CaliforniaLos Angeles
CaliforniaSan Diego 233-3004
CaliforniaSan Jose
CaliforniaSan Francisco
CaliforniaFresno 621-7433
CaliforniaLong Beach 591-2301
ColoradoColorado Springs
District of ColumbiaWashington 202-638-3780
FloridaMiami 469-5675
FloridaJacksonville 630-3100/ TDD (904) 630-3191
GeorgiaAtlanta 848-5000
HawaiiHonolulu 848-5555
IdahoBoise 345-7433
IllinoisChicago 836-7000 OR 1-888-968-7282
IndianaIndianapolis OR 800.743.3333
IowaDes Moines
KansasTopeka 783-7000
KentuckyFrankfort 875-8565
KentuckyLouisville-Jefferson County
LouisianaBaton Rouge ext 106 OR Automated: 225-929-7740
MaineAugusta 496-4800 Or 1 207 873-2122 (Augusta Area)
MarylandAnnapolis 222-7450
MarylandBaltimore 539-5000
MassachussettsBoston or 1-800-392-6100
MichiganDetroit 933-1300
MinnesotaSaint Paul
MississippiJackson 948.7140 OR (601) 948.3840
MissouriJefferson City 634-6477
MissouriKansas City
NebraskaLincoln or 402-476-1234
NevadaCarson City (348-7433)
NevadaLas Vegas 702-228-7433 OR 702-676-1834 (TDD)
New HampshireConcord, ext. 1202
New JerseyTrenton
New MexicoSata Fe 955-2001
New MexicoAlbuquerque
New YorkAlbany
New YorkNew York, or 718-596-8273 (TTY)
North CarolinaRaleigh (7433)
North CarolinaCharlotte
North DakotaBismarck 223-9001
OhioColumbus (614) 228-1776 TTY/TTD (614) 228-1832
OklahomaOklahoma City 235-7433
OklahomaTulsa 582-2100
OregonSalem 588-BUSS
PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia 580-7800 or (215) 580-7853 (TDD/TYY)
Rhode IslandProvidence 781-9400
South CarolinaColumbia 255-7085
South DakotaPierre 945-2360
TennesseeNashville 862-5950
TennesseeMemphis 274-6282
TexasAustin 474-1200
TexasSan Antonio 362-2020 TTY (210) 362-2019
TexasFort Worth
TexasEl Paso
UtahSalt Lake City 801-743-3882
VirginiaVirginia Beach 222-6100 TDD: (757) 722-8427
West VirginiaCharleston 343-7586
WisconsinMadison 266-4466
WyomingCheyenne 637-6253

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.